River Bend Foodbank provides millions of meals to those who struggle with hunger. We do this by collecting wholesome donations from donors and the food industry and distributing meals to hungry people. We distribute meals through more than 300 partnering agencies and our own hunger relief programs.



River Bend Foodbank relies on the generosity of its supporters to help fight hunger in eastern lowa and western Illinois. Each year, over 21.4 million meals are missed in our service area. Your financial support is essential to bridging the meal gap in our community.



Your donation of time and talent is vital to River Bend Foodbank! We could not serve the hundreds of thousands of people without you. Join us for our various volunteer opportunities and help us solve hunger!



If you or a loved one is hungry, please let us help you. Use our website to locate a food pantry or meal site in your area.









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River Bend Foodbank, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, collects wholesome donations of food for distribution to more than 300 charitable community organizations that support the hungry in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

If you’d like to support River Bend Foodbank with your monetary contribution, food donation, or your time, all are welcomed. Please click below to immediately get in touch with us.

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I don’t know what the Quad Cities would do without the Foodbank.

- a senior at Rock Island’s Watch Hill Tower food pantry -

The Monroe School food pantry is a shining light, a real benefit for me and my three small ones.

- a parent at Davenport’s Monroe School food pantry -

Jenny was very proud of the fact she’d always been able to take care of herself and her daughter and was reluctant to take help... but we were able to help her with the food and get her disaster aid to help her pay for home repairs.

SarahRiver Bend Foodbank volunteer

I’d always been the one who was trying to help others through our church or other organizations. I had to swallow my pride and go ask for help myself.

SusanRiver Bend Foodbank guest

The first time Mary showed up at our door looking for a little help there were tears in her eyes. She said, ‘I never thought I would be here,’ but I assured her that there were a lot of people who visit us each month.

MarthaRiver Bend Foodbank volunteer

Sometimes people just need somebody to talk to. They need somebody to hear their story. Sometimes they need more than a helping hand…. They need a helping heart.

JuneRiver Bend Foodbank volunteer

Please remember there are people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

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Volunteer holding box of food at mobile food pantry

River Bend Foodbank Gets by with a Lot of Help from Friends – Especially in 2020

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The River Bend Foodbank’s community partnerships have never been as important as they have been this year. In the face of turmoil, friends in all forms stepped up, and River Bend Foodbank is sincerely thankful. We’ve had families host special fundraisers, employees from companies across the region volunteer, and thousands more gave for the first time, or the 10th time, in support of River Bend Foodbank’s mission. The community was an integral link in the chain that helped nearly 160,000 people in need in 2020. Due to the pandemic and economic downturn, the Foodbank’s capacity is being tested, as we experience spikes in food costs, supply chain disruptions, and limitations for volunteer support, all while the number of people facing…

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