River Bend Foodbank announced that our community has reached a historic milestone in our mission to close the meal gap in eastern Iowa and western Illinois by surpassing 15 million meals. Currently, in the counties served by River Bend Foodbank, 120,930 people are missing 20.7 million meals. This equates to 1 in 8 people and 1 in 5 children. But with renewed commitment and the incredible contributions of our community partners, we are getting closer to making sure that those in need no longer go hungry. Here is what has changed: • 2014: 7.3 million meals were distributed in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. • 2015: The River Bend Board of Directors set a strategic goal to triple that distribution over…
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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