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

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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

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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

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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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River Bend Food Bank Hires Site Director for Galesburg Branch

By In the News

New Galesburg Branch Brings on Site Director with Deep Community Ties DAVENPORT, IOWA– The River Bend Food Bank is excited to announce the hiring of Bobbi Pio as the site director for the new River Bend Food Bank, Galesburg Branch. A distribution hub for the Food Bank, the Galesburg Branch will provide greater access to more nutritious and perishable foods for more than 50 food pantries and other partner agencies serving the segment of the Food Bank’s service area including Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Knox, McDonough, Stark, and Warren counties. In addition to the Galesburg Branch, FISH of Galesburg will re-locate to the space, allowing for all-around greater guest access and allow FISH to increase their pantry offerings. A Galesburg…

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Front of future Galesburg Branch building

New regional food bank branch to be established in Galesburg, Illinois

By In the News, Mission in Action

GALESBURG, Ill. (March 30, 2021)– Galesburg Community Foundation and River Bend Food Bank have established a formal partnership to bring a Regional Food Bank branch to Galesburg. The River Bend Food Bank, Galesburg Branch, will provide greater access to more nutritious and perishable foods for more than 50 food pantries serving not only the Community Foundation’s service area of Knox and Warren Counties, but also Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, McDonough and Stark Counties. In addition to the River Bend Food Bank, Galesburg Branch, FISH of Galesburg will re-locate to the space, allowing for all-around greater guest access and allow FISH to increase their pantry offerings. Guests of FISH Food Pantry will continue to have their needs met from FISH’s current…

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