Riverside’s RX Mobile Food Pantry

Getting healthy food to those who need it is another way Riverside Healthcare is caring for the communities it serves. Riverside Healthcare is partnering with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to provide healthy food options for families in need and those with chronic medical conditions.

The RX Mobile Food Pantry will be set up monthly from 3 to 5 p.m. at Youth For Christ City Life Center, located at 1820 E. Court Street in Kankakee.

The Mobile Food Pantry is available: September 24, October 23, November 25, and December 23.

Clinical experts from Riverside including registered dietitians will be available to help participants shop and provide educational support for making a menu.

To learn more about Riverside’s RX Mobile Food Pantry, please visit riversidehealthcare.org/foodpantry.

Back To School Fair

Hosted by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet

Preparing students from low-income households in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties for a successful new school year! In order to ensure safe social distancing, participants will receive school supplies in a drive-thru and will not exit vehicles at any point.
Online pre-registration is required at catholiccharitiesjoliet.org. Registrants will receive a ticket and a specific time to attend the Fair. Register in English here: https://conta.cc/3eLZQra and in Spanish here: https://conta.cc/2CZOSAB

COVID-19 Testing

Aunt Marthas Health and Wellness, Inc.

Drive thru available. No appointment needed.

1777 E. Court Street, Kankakee, IL 60901

Hours: 8:30am – 2:30pm. Days of Operation: Tuesday – Thursday

COVID Hotline: 877-692-8686

Languages Offered: English and Spanish and Language Line. Visit auntmarthas.org for more info.

Riverside Medical Center

Testing will be available by walk-in or appointment. Drive through testing will no longer be available.

350 North Wall Street, Kankakee, IL 60901

Hours: 8:00am-2:00pm, 8:00am-12:00pm. Days of Operation: Monday-Friday, Saturday

Requirements:Drive though is open to all.

COVID Hotline: 815-933-1671. Visit www.riversidehealthcare.org for more info.

Additional Riverside Testing Sites:

Schneider Outpatient Center, Kankakee Pavilion at 375 N Wall Street

Hours: Monday – Friday (6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.) Saturday: (7 a.m. – noon)

Phone: (815) 936-6518

Bourbonnais Medical Plaza Outpatient Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: (7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m,) Tuesday, Friday (7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Saturday: (7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Phone: (815) 802-7560


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Labor and working-class families have always been close to my heart.  I have served as a union steward for over 40 years.  Labor has impacted my life and livelihood by being good stewards in the community.  I believe in working families achieving the American Dream.  By doing so, we contribute to and build stronger communities.  

I look forward to communicating with you about issues important to the needs of our district and the county. Feel free to email me at [email protected] or call/text me at (815) 214-9734.  You can also connect with me on Facebook on my personal page or my County Board Facebook Page.

We are in unprecedented times, everyone is impacted by COVID-19.  I am concerned about all our families and small businesses in our community.  Mom and pop shops and stores are essential to our community and they have been sorely missed.  I look forward to hearing from you. Hopefully, I can host a Meet and Greet late in the summer.  In the meantime, stay healthy and safe.  We are all in this together.  


Larry Kerkstra

Kankakee County Board District 21