Rockford area families can take advantage of a new program offering free groceries this summer in Loves Park.

The City of Rockford Government Facebook page announced yesterday that this summer a 'Summer Family Market' will be held in Loves Park allowing families to shop for free groceries.

In order to shop, the family must have children 18 years old or younger living with them.

The shopping event takes place at Wantz Park in Loves Park on three different days, June 21, July 16 and August 14.

The June and July events are from 2 until 4 p.m., and the August market is from 4 until 6 p.m.

The post includes a request that shoppers bring their own shopping bags to carry groceries

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