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River Bend Food Bank, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, feeds people experiencing hunger by rescuing, safely storing, and distributing nutritious food to more than 300 charitable community organizations in 23 counties in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

If you’d like to support River Bend Food Bank 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 Food Bank.

- 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 Food Bank 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 Food Bank 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 Food Bank 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 Food Bank volunteer

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

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Geifman Family: Food connects a community and inspires a movement

By In the News

Davenport, Iowa – In April of 2022, the Geifman Iowa Family Trust (GIFT) Fund committed $25,000 in matching funds to support River Bend Food Bank’s EXPANDING to End Hunger Campaign. For the months of April and May, every donation to the Food Bank in support of the campaign was matched dollar for dollar by the Geifmans, up to $25,000. As of June 1, 2022, the campaign has exceeded the goal and raised a total of $96,653! “We are humbled by the incredible outpouring of support we’ve received from the Geifman family match,” said Jenny Brinkmeyer-Colvin, Chief Development Officer for River Bend Food Bank. “We have a very giving community, and it’s inspiring to see everyone coming together to make this…

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River Bend Food Bank welcomes familiar face as new President & CEO

By In the News

DAVENPORT, IA – River Bend Food Bank (RBFB) Board Chair Janet Mathis today announced the Board has hired Nancy Renkes, of Eau Claire, Wisc., as the new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective October 1, 2022. Renkes formerly worked at the Food Bank as the Chief Partnership Officer. “In Nancy’s time as Chief Partnership Officer (CPO) for the Food Bank, she was a respected member of the leadership team not only internally by staff and the board but externally in the community and region. When the board began the search for a new CEO and learned that she was moving back to the Quad Cities for personal reasons, it seemed to be kismet,” Mathis said. “After considering qualifications and…

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