River Bend Foodbank, along with other food banks in Iowa, remains liable for sales tax under current Iowa legislation. Each year, the Foodbank pays $25,000 in sales tax, funding that could instead provide 125,000 meals to people in need. River Bend Foodbank has advocated for years for a sales tax exemption to be adopted for food banks in Iowa. Earlier in 2020, the measure passed in the House but not in the Senate. Because of the heavy need for food banks across the state during the COVID-19 crisis in 2020, Governor Kim Reynolds is officially on record now supporting a sales tax exemption for Iowa’s food banks. Ahead of the 2020 election, River Bend Foodbank polled Iowa legislative candidates, and…
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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