Rescue Mission benefits from area Taco John’s holiday specials

Online Staff Report

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 St., and the store at 3007 N. Main St., in Rockford, donated a portion of each Nachos Navidad sold through Dec. 25, 2012, to the Rescue Mission.

We’re always so grateful when community partners like Taco John’s step up to help,” said the 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 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, at the North Main Street restaurant.

Each year, Rockford Rescue Mission serves more than 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

Posted Jan. 30, 2013

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