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How, What & Where to Donate

Each year, River Bend Foodbank distributes millions of meals to over 300 partner agencies that serve the individuals and families who are food-insecure in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. We would not be able to distribute these critical resources without help from people like you!

By hosting a Funds & Food Drive among your co-workers, family or friends, you are helping to ensure that River Bend Foodbank can distribute nutritious food to those who need it most.

Funds & Food Drive Form (PDF)

You also have the opportunity to participate in River Bend Foodbank’s annual Community Hunger Drive. The Community Hunger Drive is the largest Funds & Food Drive that engages businesses, organizations and individuals in a consolidated effort to raise funds and collect food during the month of February.

Please contact Leslie Corlett at lcorlett@riverbendfoodbank.org or 563-345-6490, ext. 206 to let her know of your drive and answer any questions you may have.

What to Donate

One of the most impactful gifts our supporters can give River Bend Foodbank is a monetary donation. Because of the Foodbank’s low cost of operation, we are able to provide 5 meals for every dollar donated! So if you are thinking of going to the store to buy food specifically to donate to River Bend, we ask that you don’t purchase the food, but instead donate the money to make the most of your gift.

While monetary donations to River Bend Foodbank are preferred, food donations are welcome as well. If you have food in your home that you are not going to eat or has “expired,” please consider donating it to River Bend rather than throwing it away. Or if you prefer to purchase food, we ask that you buy food that you personally would like to eat. Our partner agencies find some items to be more in demand among their clients than others.

The most-needed food items are:

  • Canned meats
  • Canned stews and chili
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned soups
  • Tuna
  • Cereal
  • Canned vegetables and fruits

Where do I bring the funds and food collected?

Unless prior arrangements have been made for River Bend Foodbank to pick-up your donations, all funds and food collected from your drive can be brought to the Foodbank Monday through Friday between 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

We are located at:
4010 Kimmel Drive
Davenport, IA 52802

If you have questions about directions or delivery, please call the Foodbank at 563-345-6490 for assistance.

Funds & Food Drive Manual (PDF)

Funds & Food Drive Marketing Materials

 

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