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Welcome to River Bend Foodbank!

Welcome to Mike Miller, our new executive director!
Mike and Tom
Founding executive director, Tom Laughlin (right), welcomes new executive director, Mike Miller (left) from Shaker Heights, Ohio. Tom has retired after 33 years of service. Mike has an extensive background in food bank management, previously serving as Vice President of Operations for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Click for more.

School Pantry Program!!
School Pantry

We are very proud to announce our latest program to alleviate hunger! We currently have school food pantries in Monroe, Hayes, and Madison Elementary schools. Read more about it in the following article: http://bit.ly/1s0p5GT

Holiday Box Mobile Food Pantries Feed Thousands
This year, two distributions were held—one in Iowa and another in Illinois. A huge thank you to the John Deere Foundation for providing the food and to the John Deere employees for packaging the boxes and volunteering at both Holiday Mobile Food Pantries.

Hormel donates $10,000!race to knock out hunger

A huge thank you to Hormel for their incredible donation to River Bend Foodbank! Together we can solve hunger!

The Amy Helpenstell Foundation awards River Bend Foodbank with a $15,000 grant to support the Backpack Program!


This is the 4th year The Amy Helpenstell Foundation has awarded a grant to River Bend Foodbank. We are very thankful for the continued support from The Amy Helpenstell Foundation.

We love Denim Days!garden

Many organizations and groups hold events to benefit River Bend Foodbank. One example is Kelly's Home Medical. Their staff has been participating in Denim for Dinner on Fridays at work. The staff makes a set donation to wear jeans to work on Fridays, and the money is then donated to River Bend Foodbank. This program began in April and runs through the end of the year. We cannot say thank you enough to all of the wonderful individuals/groups that are helping us solve hunger!


Our new 60,000 square foot warehouse will enable us to feed the hungry like never before!

Our new address is

We have a new phone number, too!

Although we have moved from Illinois to Iowa, our service area remains the same—17 counties in Illinois and 5 counties in Iowa.

River Bend Food Bank Privacy Policy (PDF)

Watch the award-winning national documentary, Poor Kids, filmed in the Quad Cities.

Check out the Foodbank Video!

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Recent Food Drives

We Celebrate Every Can!
Genesis East ER 42 pounds
AWML 105 pounds
QC Wellness Center 40 pounds
Robert W. Baird & Co. 107 pounds
John Deere Supply Management Group 610 pounds
Midas 482 pounds
Piranhas Swim Club 120 pounds
DHL Global Forwarding 225 pounds
Newhouse Health Solutions 55 pounds
John Deere Outreach Meal Packaging 39,570 pounds
Skeffington’s Formal Wear 72 pounds
ATI Products/John Deere 195 pounds
Bella Salon 148 pounds
Medix Dental 507 pounds
Quad City Bank & Trust 15 pounds
Judi Sarafin 407 pounds
Olympic Steel 226 pounds
Flowers by Staacks 115 pounds
Hillcrest Event Center-Haunted Woods 550 pounds
Modern Woodmen of America 20 pounds
Performance Food Service 365 pounds
Temple Emanuel 1,810 pounds
Student Hunger Drive 652,496 pounds
National Weather Service 210
Bowlesburg Craft and Vendor Fair 100
Veto League Baseball 747 pounds
United Healthcare 1,098 pounds
RI County Farm Bureau AgXPerience 2,859 pounds


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