Isaiah 58:10

……..”if any of you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry & satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness & your night will come like the noonday.”

Since RiverWorks began in 2009, the heart of our organization is Community Helping Community. Though there are many worthy organizations nationally and worldwide; we are focused on your time, talents & gifts helping those right here in the Rockford/Greenfield, Minnesota area. One in seven of our neighbors, at some point, will need the services of one of our programs.

RiverWorks Food Shelf
Is the core program for RiverWorks Community Development. Also, the way we can truly reach the heart of homes in our community – the family table.

The RiverWorks Thrift Store
Whether you are donating or coming by to shop with us, know that you are investing in your local community by coming in!

May 18th, 2023

Please join us to help celebrate 12 years of service to our communities by joining others to work at sites around Rockford & Greenfield. Most projects are family-friendly.


of our clients are children

Unique Households Served in 2023, via the Food Shelf & Lunch Box Express

Volunteer Hours in 2022

The gift of your time

Service is a RiverWorks Core Value. We believe that people benefit from serving and being served. RiverWorks depends on volunteers, it’s how we keep Community Helping Community alive and well.

Ongoing Community Service

At RiverWorks we believe relationships are so important that it is a Core Value. It’s always been the belief that a community will care for each other more if they know their neighbor. To learn more about our ongoing service opportunities visit the Thousand Hearts page.

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

We are deeply grateful for the many companies, organizations, individuals and churches who help make our work possible. Email Denise to find out how you or your company/organization can join this growing group of supporting partners!

Above is not a complete list of Supporting Partners, view here

My heart is full! I feel so blessed that I get to be the Executive Director of RiverWorks. To be a team member of an organization that is always seeking to find ways to bring hope and a better quality of life to those who live in our community.

Denise Kesanen | Executive Director

Donating to my community is very rewarding when it makes it a better place for everyone to live, work and play.

RiverWorks Donor

The bags [of food] today were just amazing! I am so thankful that you remembered my daughter was a vegetarian without me even noting it down. I didn’t think she would be accommodated this year because it said no dietary accommodations on the sign-up sheet. I am so thankful and grateful!

Lunch Box Express Family

Life has been hard for her. She has experienced extraordinary medical issues that have caused immense damage to her body. As we were loading her groceries into her unheated vehicle, through tears she expressed her fears of newly developed health symptoms and her struggle to secure medical benefits. She thanked us for the kindness that she finds at RiverWorks Food Shelf, and what a blessing it has been in her life.

Food Shelf Impact