How, What & Where to Donate

Each year, River Bend Food Bank distributes millions of meals to our network of partner agencies and programs 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 Food Bank 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 Food Bank’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 Food Bank is a monetary donation. Because of the Food Bank’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 Food Bank 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 Fruit
  • Canned Meat
  • Tuna
  • Peanut Butter
  • Soups
  • Chili
  • Stews

Where do I bring the funds and food collected?

Unless prior arrangements have been made for River Bend Food Bank to pick up your donations, all funds and food collected from your drive can be brought to the Food Bank 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 or want more information about how your business can work with us to build a hunger-free community, contact Leslie Corlett, Director of Corporate & Foundation Giving, by email or call 563-345-6490, ext. 206.

Funds & Food Drive Manual (PDF)

Funds & Food Drive Marketing Materials



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.



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.



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.