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St. Stephen’s Food Bank was established in 1982 following a national information search. Located in the back of the Dubuque Rescue Mission, 25,000 pounds of food was distributed to 12 agencies that first year. In 1983, the USDA Commodity Distribution was included, and then in 1986 the Re-Harvest program was initiated, reclaiming prepared and perishable foods from local sources. In 2006, St. Stephen’s purchased a warehouse in Dubuque, Iowa that is its current location.

In 2018, the St. Stephen’s Food Bank Board of Directors decided to merge with River Bend Food Bank after 30 years of partnership. River Bend Food Bank, St. Stephen’s Branch is committed to feeding people facing hunger in Dubuque and Jackson counties in Iowa and Jo Daviess County in Illinois for generations to come.

Last year, the St. Stephen’s Branch distributed 1,511,407 meals through over 100 hunger-relief partners throughout the region.

Contact Information

Location: 3145 Cedar Crest Ridge, Dubuque IA 52003

Hours: Monday/Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 8:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.

Questions?

Kathy Hutton, Site Director
(563) 557-7474 | Email
Fax (563) 557-2512

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Jack Rolling, one of the founders of St. Stephen’s Food Bank, discusses the history of St. Stephen’s below.

 

DONATE

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.

 

VOLUNTEER

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.

 

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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.