The Mission in the News

Jan 24, 2013

Rockford Rescue Mission Benefits from Area Taco John’s Holiday Specials

“Through promotions like this Taco John’s is not only allowing the Mission to assist our neighbors who are homeless or have fallen on hard times, they’ve also given their customers a special way to get involved.” —Sherry Pitney, Executive Director

ROCKFORD, Ill.—Once again this year two Rockford area Taco John’s restaurants supported Rockford Rescue Mission with holiday specials.  The Machesney Park store at 8304 N. Second Street and the store at 3007 N. Main Street in Rockford donated a portion of each Nachos Navidad® sold through December 25, 2012.

“We’re always so grateful when community partners like Taco John’s step up to help,” said Mission’s executive director Sherry Pitney.  “Through promotions like this they’ve not only allowed the Mission to assist our neighbors who are homeless or have fallen on hard times, they’ve also given their customers a special way to get involved.”

Taco John’s will be presenting a check from this year’s promotion proceeds to the Mission at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2013, at the N. Main Street restaurant.

Each year Rockford Rescue Mission serves over 156,000 meals, provides more than 57,000 nights of shelter and touches the lives of thousands of struggling individuals through assistance with clothing, medical care, long-term recovery, vocation training, spiritual guidance and more.

Donations to the Rockford Rescue Mission can be made online, 24 hours a day, at   For more information on the Mission’s year-round programs and services for homeless and hurting men, women and children, or for photo opportunities, contact Mick Manne at the numbers listed above.   

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year since 1964, Rockford Rescue Mission provides nutritious meals and safe shelter for thousands of hungry and homeless men, women and children every year, along with recovery programs and outreach services to rescue, recover and restore the lives of those who are struggling in our Rockford community.