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Lunch Box Express is a RiverWorks program that provides meal assistance for school aged children during the summer term. Through this program, children in the Rockford School District receive daily meals that are delivered by local volunteers directly to their doorstep.

We have seen a steady increase every year and expect even more this summer due to the instability that COVID has brought to our community.  

From 82 students in 2018 to 142 in 2019, LBX expects 2020 could exceed 200 students. Beginning mid-June and running for 11 weeks, LBX delivers four meals a week at a cost of $160 per student. That cost could be greater due to COVID-19. Our total budget of LBX will likely be over $30,000 for over 8,700 meals.

LBX is essential to serving one of the greatest needs of our community and nurturing the minds and bodies of one of the greatest assets to our community, our children.

A note from a mom.....
"We want to thank everyone involved in your organization for giving our kids lunches this summer!  It has been such a BLESSING!
It was such a blessing this year as we are going through a hard time with finances and being injured at work.  We are just so grateful.         LBX Family
"I am on SSI and only bring in 1 check a month so with my son here this year, this program has saved me. Thank you so much! 
For those families who already live on a low income, the additional cost of the student eating at home when they would usually have lunch at school is real. Some are grandparents on a fixed income taking caring of their grandchild for the summer.  

How do you know if your family is eligible for the program?
Is your family on free or reduced lunch during the school year?
Have you been struggling financially to make ends meet - for 
   example groceries are a concern for the summer months?
Do you live in the Rockford Area School District?

If you are a family that could benefit from Lunch Box Express meals this summer please CLICK, print, read and complete the application.  You can also sign up at the RiverWorks Food Shelf. 

Return the Application by June 1st : 
  • Mailing - RiverWorks – P.O. Box 213 – Rockford, MN 55373

  • Dropping off at the RiverWorks Food Shelf at 8230 Cedar Street – Rockford, MN 55373

  • Completing the application, scanning it, and attaching it to an email to