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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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River Bend Foodbank Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

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River Bend Foodbank’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology.  These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.  On June 1, 2016, Charity Navigator upgraded their methodology for rating each charity’s’ financial health with CN 2.1. These enhancements further substantiates the financial health of the four star charities.

“River Bend Foodbank is proud not only of our 4-star rating, but to have received a perfect score of 100 from Charity Navigator,” said Michael Miller, Executive Director. “We achieved this three ways: by the high percentage of total expenses spent on programs and services, the transparency with which we make information about the Foodbank available, and the procedures we use to keep our donors’ private information confidential.”

River Bend Foodbank’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org. More-detailed information about the Foodbank’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.

 

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