When River Bend Foodbank relocated from Moline to Davenport in 2014, we lost our sales tax exemption. Instead of each $1 providing 5 meals for people who are hungry, we now pay $25,000 of your contributions each year to the State of Iowa, taxes on the boxes, fuel, office supplies, and other things needed to support charitable food distribution. Those funds could instead provide 125,000 meals. One food bank was already made exempt, but the 4 of us who are not pay $186,000 in sales taxes, which could instead provide 1 million meals for hungry Iowans. That amount is a drop in the bucket of the Iowa General Fund, and it should be a priority for state legislators to feed…
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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.
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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