The RiverWorks Food Shelf serves an average of 1,400 families, which translates to over 155,000 pounds of food being distributed and a minimum of 4,800 visits to the food shelf every year. It is with the countless hours, many volunteers, and food donations that the RiverWorks Food Shelf continues to reach the heart of homes in our community – the family table.

Our doors opened to the community in 2010. Since then we have served as a safety net of supplemental food and essentials to our neighbors experiencing food insecurity, 40% of those we serve are children. In 2019 we became a certified SuperShelf.  Through our SuperShelf transformation, we have created a welcoming place for our community to access appealing, healthy food. We strive to break down stereotypes of hunger and provide a place of hope where people are treated with dignity.

As I sat with an almost empty gas tank I thought, really God, you are going to make me choose between fuel for my truck or food for my family?  I knew the food shelf was here, and now I was sitting in front of it, and finding the courage to go in.  When I did, I was met with a warm smile, acceptance, and more groceries than I could have imagined. RiverWorks could not solve all my problems but gave me a hint of hope that my family could make it!

Former Food Shelf Client

What to expect

We offering in-shelf client shopping once again! Please make note of a few shopping updates to help us create a safe, welcoming environment for everyone:

  1. Please park on the Main Street side of our building.
  2. Please come to the door and we will greet you with a number for entry into the food shelf.  You will be asked to wait in your vehicle or on the bench outside the door until we are ready to serve you.  The food shelf can accommodate up to three shoppers at a time.
  3. To better serve each household one person will have up to 15 minutes of shopping time.

We look forward to serving in-person and ask for your patience as we make adjustments to our program so we can continue to reach the heart of homes in our community – the family table.


Our neighbors are welcomed at the food shelf and are invited to shop alongside one of our volunteers.  Inside, our neighbors will find quality fresh produce, meat, and dairy products.  Along with many choices of other dry goods, breakfast cereals, and even fun snacks for kids.

Are you or a neighbor having to make choices between fuel, utilities, medicine, or food?  You don’t have to make that choice; RiverWorks Food Shelf is here to serve.  We are honored by this great privilege to share food with love for every table.


Interested in Volunteering?

The food shelf is powered by volunteers who welcome and assist clients in a grocery-store like setting. Join us at the food shelf or learn about all the volunteer opportunities RiverWorks has to offer!

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Food Shelf Hours & Location

Monday 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Address: 8230 Cedar Street Rockford, MN 55373

Please call 763-477-6098 for any updates in food service or check our Facebook page

Looking to Donate?

RiverWorks Food Shelf accepts both food & financial contributions.

Food Donations
We accept donations on Monday from 3:00 -7:00 p.m. and Tuesday 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Financial Contribution
Your dollar goes 9x further at RiverWorks. For every $1 we can purchase $9 worth of food from Second Harvest Food Bank.