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Outreach & Volunteer

Emmanuel's members consider it a blessing to be able to respond to the physical and Spiritual needs of our neighbors. New volunteers are always welcome to join us. To inquire about opportunities please contact us

Food Pantry

Hours of operation:

Every Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Closed on holidays. 

           We are not requiring ID or proof of address.

           2 - 3 days of emergency food is given every two weeks to each family.

           View a map to the church -  Park in the parking lot in the rear of the church and enter thru the                  rear door opposite the ramp.

Even if you're not a member of our congregation, donations of food, time, and money are always welcome to help Emmanuel meet the challenges of the growing need in Rockford.

Community Garden

Our community garden provides vegetables for the Food Pantry and Community Meal. Garden volunteers may share in the harvest.

If You Need Assistance Other Than Food.

United Way of Rock River Valley.  Dial 211 (or 888-865-9903) to connect to help for emergency shelter, day care, rent or utility assistance, elderly care, mental health assistance, counseling, health resources, domestic abuse and many other services.  E-mail address

For assistance with housing, documents, other needs in Winnebago and Boone Counties, Rockford Human Services Dept. 24/7 Phone # 1-844-710-6919, Ext. 5.  Office address: 612 N. Church Street, Rockford, IL 61103

Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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