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Geifman Family: Food connects a community and inspires a movement

By In the News

Davenport, Iowa – In April of 2022, the Geifman Iowa Family Trust (GIFT) Fund committed $25,000 in matching funds to support River Bend Food Bank’s EXPANDING to End Hunger Campaign. For the months of April and May, every donation to the Food Bank in support of the campaign was matched dollar for dollar by the Geifmans, up to $25,000. As of June 1, 2022, the campaign has exceeded the goal and raised a total of $96,653! “We are humbled by the incredible outpouring of support we’ve received from the Geifman family match,” said Jenny Brinkmeyer-Colvin, Chief Development Officer for River Bend Food Bank. “We have a very giving community, and it’s inspiring to see everyone coming together to make this…

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River Bend Food Bank welcomes familiar face as new President & CEO

By In the News

DAVENPORT, IA – River Bend Food Bank (RBFB) Board Chair Janet Mathis today announced the Board has hired Nancy Renkes, of Eau Claire, Wisc., as the new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective October 1, 2022. Renkes formerly worked at the Food Bank as the Chief Partnership Officer. “In Nancy’s time as Chief Partnership Officer (CPO) for the Food Bank, she was a respected member of the leadership team not only internally by staff and the board but externally in the community and region. When the board began the search for a new CEO and learned that she was moving back to the Quad Cities for personal reasons, it seemed to be kismet,” Mathis said. “After considering qualifications and…

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River Bend Food Bank Turns 40, Announces Capital Campaign EXPANDING TO END HUNGER

By In the News

February 15, 2022: Davenport, Iowa – Today, the Food Bank announced the EXPANDING to End Hunger capital campaign project to expand its facility at 4010 Kimmel Drive in Davenport, Iowa. This much-needed additional space will drive growth for the organization and increase its capacity to end hunger in its 23-county service area. This significant expansion, which includes plans to construct an additional 25,000 square feet and renovate existing spaces, begins this year during the Food Bank’s 40th anniversary, reflecting decades of growth and change. River Bend Food Bank was formed in response to an economic crisis in the farming industry. On February 1, 1982, the Food Bank distributed its first food products, embarking on the path leading to today’s milestone….

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Bushels for Hunger Fundraiser Exceeds 1.3 Million Meals

By Mission in Action

Farm Bureau’s “Bushels for Hunger” Donates 112,000 Meals in 2022 From the IL Farm Bureau – District 3: Quad Cities Illinois farmers are helping local families with a donation to the River Bend Food Bank through the Bushels for Hunger program for the twelfth straight year.  As of 2022, total contributions by the Bushels for Hunger program exceed $277,000 with this year’s $ 22,515 contribution.  With this year’s donation, the total number of meals donated by the program since 2010 is now 1,385,600. Mercer County Farmer and Illinois Farm Bureau District 3 Director, Jeff Kirwan, presented the donation to Mike Miller of the River Bend Food Bank in Davenport on February 6, 2022. “Thanks to the generous donations of thousands…

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New Partnership with PHA Will Help Track Healthy Food Distribution

By In the News

River Bend Food Bank Joins Partnership for a Healthier America’s Healthy Hunger Relief Initiative National partnership will radically improve the quality of food distributed by River Bend Food Bank to food-insecure families in eastern Iowa and western Illinois   Davenport, Iowa  – River Bend Food Bank has joined the Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) Healthy Hunger Relief initiative to further uplift the health and well-being of the 23 eastern Iowa and western Illinois communities it serves. River Bend Food Bank will work with PHA, the national nonprofit organization fighting for food equity formed in conjunction with former First Lady Michelle Obama, to address hunger, malnutrition, and chronic disease by increasing the supply of healthier options and decreasing the supply…

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