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OUR VISION: END HUNGER.

OUR
BOLD
PLAN

THE
LASTING
IMPACT

GIVE
TODAY

ELIMINATING HUNGER

through Growth.

Expanding River Bend Food Bank facilities maximizes food distribution and meets the food needs of eastern lowa and western Illinois for generations to come.

The Plan

To end hunger for good, we need to optimize space and enhance our ability to maintain an elevated level of support. The Expanding to End Hunger Campaign focuses 40 years of experience into the most efficient, effective food bank possible. No one will go hungry again.

115,750 people experience food insecurity in our service area, including 35,060 children
1 in 5 children and 1 in 10 adults are missing meals, not by choice
In 2020, food insecurity increased by over 50%
River Bend Food Bank has over 300 partners pantries, meal sites, and community organizations in 23 counties in eastern lowa and western Illinois
During the school year, every week River Bend Food Bank distributes 3,000 backpacks with weekend meals for children
Every year, Americans throw away 35 million pounds of food
Every day, people experiencing hunger make tough choices between their most basic needs:
– 62% choose between paying rent/mortgage and food
– 63% choose between medical care and food
– 68% choose between gas for transportation and food
– 81% compromise nutrition and long-term health to buy the cheapest food available
Every $1 donated can provide 5 meals
 

DONATE

River Bend Food Bank relies on the generosity of its supporters to help fight hunger in eastern lowa and western Illinois. Each year, over 22 million meals are missed in our service area. Your financial support is essential to bridging the meal gap in our community.

 

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are crucial to the operation of River Bend Food Bank. Without volunteers, it would not be possible to collect, sort, and distribute all the food that comes through our warehouse every day. Together we're feeding people today and ending hunger tomorrow.

 

FIND FOOD

If you or a loved one is experiencing hunger, please let us help you. Find a food pantry or meal site near you with our interactive map.