Lunch Box Express is an essential program that serves one of the greatest needs of our community through nourishing the minds and bodies of one of the greatest assets, our children. 

What is Lunch Box Express?

Through this program, we pack and deliver breakfasts, lunches, and snacks for students in the Rockford Area School District over the Christmas & Summer breaks at no cost to them.

Weekly we deliver a bag (or two) of groceries so the kids can easily make their meals – cereal, milk, bread, lunch meat, cheese, fruits, veggies, and even a couple of treats for the week!

Lunch Box Express is so helpful and beneficial to my family, and I am so thankful and grateful for this program! I am thankful for all the volunteers and donors and all that is involved. I am so thankful for all that you do for this community! Thanks so much for all you do. You are making a difference in my life and so many others, I am sure!

Lunch Box Express Participant

Do I Qualify?

The families we serve through Lunch Box Express live in the Rockford Area School District and are on the free/reduced-price meal plan at school, or like many families are going through a financial hardship and just need a little extra help with groceries during school break times. The school district includes all or parts of the following communities, Buffalo, Rockford, Greenfield, and Corcoran, and encompasses 42 square miles of both Hennepin and Wright counties.

If you would like to know more about Lunch Box Express, or how to help please contact Jenny at

Looking to Donate?

If you are interested in supporting this RiverWorks program that directly impacts young members of our community who might not otherwise have nourishing meals especially through the Summer months consider making a financial contribution today.

Interested in Volunteering?

Visit our volunteer page to learn about Lunch Box Express opportunities as well as many others RiverWorks has to offer!