Welcome to River Bend Foodbank!
A Successful Hunger Action Month
What an amazing Hunger Action Month this September was. Thank you all for your wonderful support—from volunteering and raising awareness to attending our Wine & Dine fundraiser.
Over 904,000 meals were distributed throughout our 22-counties. We had 230 volunteers donate 849 hours throughout the month sorting food, packing Backpacks and senior produce boxes, assisting at Mobile Food Pantries, and collecting food and funds at the Quad Cities Balloon Festival. On Hunger Action Day we held our first ever fundraising event, a four-course wine and food pairing, which raised over 191,000 meals for the hungry in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Hunger Action Month wouldn’t have been so successful without the generosity and help from all of you. So thank you! Together we can solve hunger™.
Fiscal Year 2016 Recap
Our fiscal year is now July 1-June 30, completing a short fiscal year 2016. We distributed 7.3 million meals in 2014, at which time we set a goal of tripling that number over 10 years, and in fiscal year 2016 we distributed 10.6 million meals, a 43% increase.
Over the past few months we have upgraded every computer system that we have. Food items are now automatically reserved for our partner agencies the moment they place orders, increasing inventory accuracy and more than doubling our order fulfillment rate. A new volunteer system was also recently just launched which will make it easier to sign up for volunteer opportunities that match your areas of interest.
Recent Food Drives