3RD ANNUAL WOMEN FIGHTING HUNGER

Women Fighting Hunger brings passionate women together who share River Bend Food Bank’s mission to work to build a hunger-free community. Women (and men) from all across our service area enjoy the opportunity to network, share a meal, and hear from female leaders about actionable ways to get involved in fighting hunger.

MARCH 30, 2023

Tickets on sale now!

Ticket includes full buffet dinner, dessert, and program

Table of ten: $500*

Individual tickets: $60

*Add two pre-set bottles of wine (1 red, 1 white) at your table for an additional $60!

Rhythm City Casino
7077 Elmore Ave.
Davenport, IA 52807

5:00 p.m.: Doors Open, Cocktails, Networking
6:15 p.m.: Welcome, Dinner Served, Program to Follow

At the event, enjoy:

  • Raffles for unique, customized gift baskets
  • Opportunities to get involved with River Bend Food Bank through educating, advocating, volunteering, and donating
  • Networking with passionate, community leaders
  • Learning about how we can work together to build a hunger-free community for generations to come!

MEET OUR 2023 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: LIZ MURRAY

Formerly homeless, Liz Murray transformed her life of despair into an inspiring journey of determination, hope and hard-won success.

The child of drug-addicted parents who routinely ate from dumpsters and sought refuge at all-night subway stations to survive, Liz Murray was homeless at age 15—and fending for her life. Determined not to be defined by her circumstances, she recognized education as the key to a fresh beginning and a whole new way of living. She earned her high school diploma in just two years and won a scholarship to Harvard University that would turn her bleak circumstances into a future filled with limitless possibility.

With sincerity, maturity and graciousness, Murray takes audiences along on her personal journey from street smarts to classroom triumphs, instantly becoming an inspiration to both student groups and business audiences alike in need of the motivation to overcome their own obstacles. The subject of Lifetime Television’s Emmy-nominated original film, Homeless to Harvard, Murray graduated from Harvard, and went on to receive her Masters in the Psychology of Education at Columbia University.

Today, as co-founder and Executive Director of The Arthur Project, Murray is a passionate advocate for underserved youth and works to end generational poverty through relationship-based learning.

Learn more about Liz and her story at the links below:

NPR: Radio Interview (2010)

Hyperion Books: Video Interview on Liz’s book “Breaking Night”

Speaker Liz Murray's headshot

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