A simple meal of soup, bread and salad will be served. Tickets are $30 per person and net proceeds will benefit Roots & Wings, a youth leadership and urban agriculture program led by Angelic Organics Learning Center, in partnership with Zion Outreach, the Rockford Housing Authority and residents of Blackhawk Courts. The programs engage youth and adults in farm-to-table activities to provide healthy food options in our community.
Mayor Tom McNamara will deliver the keynote address, touching on food security and what agencies are doing to address some of the region’s hunger-related issues. The Mayor’s Hunger Luncheon was originally begun by then-Rockford Mayor John McNamara and continued as a fundraiser for Hunger Connection well into the late 1990s. The local chapter of Bread for the World worked to revive the event. This year’s event will also honor the work of the late Ruth Fairchild who was a strong supporter of Roots & Wings.
Directions: Cliffbreakers Conference Center - 700 W. Riverside Blvd., Rockford, IL 61103 - From I-90: Exit at Riverside Blvd. (north of E. State exit) and go west. Cliffbreakers is on the west bank of the Rock River on the south side of Riverside. From the south and west: Exit Bypass U.S. 20 at IL 2 (S. Main St.) and follow IL 2 through Rockford to Riverside Blvd. Turn right for 0.5 miles to Cliffbreakers on the right.