The Community Hunger Drive raises 265,162 meals for River Bend Foodbank

By March 29, 2017Uncategorized

During the month of February, Quad City area businesses and organizations collected funds and food for River Bend Foodbank. This year, the Community Hunger Drive engaged 47 businesses. These businesses held a variety of activities throughout the month, including bake sales, bowling challenges, and chili cook-offs, to engage their employees in raising donations for River Bend Foodbank.

“We envision a day when the Community Hunger Drive involves the entire community and provides millions of meals,” said Michael Miller, Executive Director of River Bend Foodbank. “The 47 organizations that participated this year had a blast, hosting fun activities to beat the winter doldrums and help people in need. There is no reason for anyone in our community to go hungry, and we thank them for their leadership and generosity.”

The funds and food raised this year will provide 265,162 meals for the 1 in 8 adults and 1 in 5 children who are missing meals not by choice in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

In addition to each business receiving a participation certificate, the following businesses received another award for their exceptional work during the Community Hunger Drive:

Greatest Leap from  Food to Funds – Rock Valley Physical Therapy

Most Creative Theme – Estes Construction

Most Creative Marketing Materials – Dealer Marketing Services

Most Social Media Posts – RIA Federal Credit Union

Greatest Community Involvement – Walcott Trust & Savings Bank

Most Enthusiastic Company Coordinator – Claudia Alvarado, William Wesley Grand Salon and Spa

Thank you to all of the businesses who participated! If your business or organization is interested in participating for 2018, please contact Leslie Corlett at