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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

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

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The Community Hunger Drive raises 265,162 meals for River Bend Foodbank

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During the month of February, Quad City area businesses and organizations collected funds and food for River Bend Foodbank. This year, the Community Hunger Drive engaged 47 businesses. These businesses held a variety of activities throughout the month, including bake sales, bowling challenges, and chili cook-offs, to engage their employees in raising donations for River Bend Foodbank.

“We envision a day when the Community Hunger Drive involves the entire community and provides millions of meals,” said Michael Miller, Executive Director of River Bend Foodbank. “The 47 organizations that participated this year had a blast, hosting fun activities to beat the winter doldrums and help people in need. There is no reason for anyone in our community to go hungry, and we thank them for their leadership and generosity.”

The funds and food raised this year will provide 265,162 meals for the 1 in 8 adults and 1 in 5 children who are missing meals not by choice in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

In addition to each business receiving a participation certificate, the following businesses received another award for their exceptional work during the Community Hunger Drive:

Greatest Leap from  Food to Funds – Rock Valley Physical Therapy

Most Creative Theme – Estes Construction

Most Creative Marketing Materials – Dealer Marketing Services

Most Social Media Posts – RIA Federal Credit Union

Greatest Community Involvement – Walcott Trust & Savings Bank

Most Enthusiastic Company Coordinator – Claudia Alvarado, William Wesley Grand Salon and Spa

Thank you to all of the businesses who participated! If your business or organization is interested in participating for 2018, please contact Leslie Corlett at

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