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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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RECENT NEWS

River Bend Foodbank honored with Q2030 award

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River Bend Foodbank was honored with the Q2030 award at the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce annual meeting last month for being a catalyst for positive change in the region through its commitment of making the Quad-Cities a hunger-free community. Last year, River Bend launched a strategy in Scott County to close the meal gap by the end of 2018. So far, we’ve doubled distribution from 1 to 2 million meals per year.

With financial support from the John Deere Foundation, Regional Development Authority, Scott County Regional Authority, and Ascentra Credit Union Foundation, River Bend Foodbank was able to hire the staff needed to implement this strategy, as well as obtain the food needed. Working with our Scott County Food Pantries, volunteers, and expansion of our Backpack, School Pantry, and Senior Pantry programs, we will continue to work toward our goal of closing the meal gap in Scott County by the end of 2018. We will then take the lessons learned and apply them to each of the 22 counties we serve.

Thank you, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, for this prestigious honor! Together we can solve hunger.™

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