HUNGER EDUCATION

River Bend Food Bank provides millions of meals to people experiencing hunger. We do this by collecting wholesome donations from donors and the food industry and distributing meals through partners across a 23-county service area. Food pantries, meal sites, community organizations and our own programs make sure no one goes hungry.

 

DONATE

River Bend Food Bank relies on the generosity of community members like you to make sure no one goes hungry in eastern lowa and western Illinois. Each year, food insecurity affects over 150,000 people in our service area. Your financial support is essential to ending hunger in our community.

 

VOLUNTEER

Your donation of time and talent is vital to River Bend Food Bank! We could not serve hundreds of thousands of people each year without you. Get involved as a volunteer and help us end hunger!

 

FIND FOOD

If you or a loved one is hungry, please let us help you. Use our website to locate a food pantry or meal site in your area.

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River Bend Food Bank, 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 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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RECENT NEWS

Front of future Galesburg Branch building

New regional food bank branch to be established in Galesburg, Illinois

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GALESBURG, Ill. (March 30, 2021)– Galesburg Community Foundation and River Bend Food Bank have established a formal partnership to bring a Regional Food Bank branch to Galesburg. The River Bend Food Bank, Galesburg Branch, will provide greater access to more nutritious and perishable foods for more than 50 food pantries serving not only the Community Foundation’s service area of Knox and Warren Counties, but also Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, McDonough and Stark Counties. In addition to the River Bend Food Bank, Galesburg Branch, FISH of Galesburg will re-locate to the space, allowing for all-around greater guest access and allow FISH to increase their pantry offerings. Guests of FISH Food Pantry will continue to have their needs met from FISH’s current…

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