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The annual Student Hunger Drive is a six-week, friendly “competition” between area high schools to raise food and funds for River Bend Food Bank. Since 1985, the Student Hunger Drive has offered the opportunity for the next generation of leaders to rally around an important issue, develop leadership skills, and support the community through philanthropy.

SAVE THE DATE!

2023 Student Hunger Drive
October 2 – November 9, 2023

REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL FOR THE 2023 DRIVEDONATE HERE

2023 Student Hunger Drive Upcoming Events:

Leadership Training: Extrava-Can-Za
Wednesday, Sept. 27th – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Martin Luther King Center
630 9th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201

Student Hunger Drive Kick-Off and Skit Competition
Monday, Oct. 2 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spotlight Theatre
1800 7th Ave, Moline, Illinois 61265

Student Hunger Drive Loading Day
(All food must be delivered to River Bend Food Bank on this day)

Thursday, Nov. 9th – 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
River Bend Food Bank
4010 Kimmel Dr., Davenport, IA 52802

Student Hunger Drive Finale Rally
Thursday, Nov. 9th – 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Spotlight Theatre
1800 7th Ave, Moline, Illinois 61265

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Each year, student leaders are chosen at participating high schools (contact Rachel Grewe, Programs Coordinator, to learn how your school can join the Drive!). With a school Advisor, the students develop and implement fundraising activities, promote the Student Hunger Drive, and collect food and funds for their school.

At the end of the competition, each school brings their collected food and funds to River Bend Food Bank, and awards are given to schools that raise the most support in their division (based on student population).

All food and funds are used to support the critical programs that distribute food to over 400 hunger-relief partners across the Food Bank’s 23-county service area, providing much-needed food to children and adults facing hunger.

SHD ADVISOR PACKET

Coming soon: 2023 Advisor Packet, with dates, details, and activity ideas to make your school’s Student Hunger Drive fun and successful!

RESOURCES & MARKETING

Need to make a flyer to promote an event? Want to use the Student Hunger Drive logo on marketing materials or get some talking points and messaging for your assembly or social media efforts? Start here!

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