Welcome to River Bend Foodbank!
Seventeen area schools are in the race to collect the most food. Please help your local school and donate! Most needed items include canned entrees, canned fruit, beans, soups, and peanut butter. For more information and a list of participating schools, visit www.shdquadcities.org
Have extra produce in your garden that you don't know what to do with?
Bring it down to the River Bend Foodbank, or your nearest food pantry! We will gladly accept extra produce from 8a.m. - 2p.m. Monday through Friday. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (563)345-6490.
The Amy Helpenstell Foundation awards River Bend Foodbank with a $15,000 grant to support the Backpack Program!
We love Denim Days!
Many organizations and groups hold events to benefit River Bend Foodbank. One example is Kelly's Home Medical. Their staff has been participating in Denim for Dinner on Fridays at work. The staff makes a set donation to wear jeans to work on Fridays, and the money is then donated to River Bend Foodbank. This program began in April and runs through the end of the year. We cannot say thank you enough to all of the wonderful individuals/groups that are helping us solve hunger!
Modern Woodmen Knocks Out Hunger!
Modern Woodmen of America’s four month Knock Out Hunger campaign brought in $25,000 and over 9,000 pounds of food! A massive thank you to Modern Woodmen for all of their incredible work these past 4 months in helping to Knock Out Hunger. Together, we really CAN Knock Out Hunger! More…
Hot Air Balloon Festival has record year!
The festival was a great success this year with beautiful weather, providing a visual experience unlike any other in the Quad Cities. Thanks to the organizers, sponsors, and all the spectators who brought food and donated money at the Quad Cities Hot Air Balloon Festival.
Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic raises $345,000
The 8th annual Golf Classic, held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will help eight Feeding America Food Banks, including River Bend Foodbank. Since its inception in 2007, the Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic has raised more than $1.8 million and provided more than 7 million meals.
River Bend Foodbank has a garden!
Thanks to our "Garden Club" volunteers for braving the heat and bugs to help us plant, to our gardener Bob Jurgensen for his time and services tilling the soil, and to the Corn Crib Nursery, Teske Pet & Garden, and Wallaces Garden Center for your generous donations. The produce grown in the garden, which includes tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers, will be given to our agencies to distribute to their clients. If you are interested in joining our "Garden Club" (no expertise required!), please give us a call at (563) 345-9490
Our new address is
4010 KIMMEL DRIVE
DAVENPORT, IOWA 52802
We have a new phone number, too!
Although we have moved from Illinois to Iowa, our service area remains the same—17 counties in Illinois and 5 counties in Iowa.
The Great American Milk Drive
River Bend Foodbank is always in need of items, but one that is rarely donated is milk. If you donate to The Great American Milk Drive the Foodbank receives milk coupons to give to families in our service area. To donate, please visit https://milklife.com/give.
Recent Food Drives