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FOOD SOURCING

FROM WASTE TO VALUABLE RESOURCE

Nobody likes the thought of food ending up in a landfill. Between 25 and 40% of food grown, processed, and transported in the United States will never be consumed.

That’s why River Bend Foodbank works with major food producers, manufacturers, and retailers to rescue good, safe, surplus food that would otherwise go to waste and shares it with food-insecure families in communities across our 22-county service area.

Donations of surplus food help fulfill the Foodbank’s mission of leading the community-wide effort to end hunger in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Keeping this quality food out of waste streams and landfills helps not only our environment, but also the donor, who may realize tax benefits for their generosity, as well as save on disposal costs. Most importantly, they are providing those in need with the nutritional benefits of fresh produce, meat, dairy and deli items, as well as both shelf-stable and frozen foods.

River Bend Foodbank has the facilities and equipment to store, maintain, transport, and distribute dry, frozen, refrigerated, and prepared food products. We have 60,000 square feet of warehouse space, including 2,880 square feet of freezer space and 1,440 square feet of cooler storage space.

One call to the River Bend Foodbank and your food donation will support 300 agencies across 22 counties.

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