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Thanks, John Deere Training Center!

JDTC

Employees from the Training Center planted six acres of sweet corn, handpicked it, and then donated the sweet corn to the Foodbank – a grand total of 16,725 pounds! Their hard work and generosity in volunteering provided over 20,900 meals to needy people in our community. Our partner agencies, seniors, and families attending our mobile food pantries have been thrilled to receive this delicious sweet corn! A special thanks to Dave Rodts, Denise Harmsen and Ross Graham for leading the project. This is the second year for the “Sweeter to Give” project.

Map the Meal Gap

River Bend Foodbank announced the release of the annual Map the Meal Gap study, which details the startling rate of food insecurity experienced by community members in their 22-county service area. Map the Meal Gap 2015 results reveal that food insecurity disproportionately affects the most vulnerable populations, including over 49,000 children. Overall, 131,900 people are food insecure in River Bend’s 22 counties in Eastern IA and Western IL and 223,346,200 meals are missed. For more information on the Map the Meal Gap study, visit http://www.riverbendfoodbank.org/hunger.html. To help solve hunger in our community, click here.

Thank you, Midas!
School Pantry

Midas Director of Operational Excellence, Brian Giles presented River Bend Foodbank Development Director, Nancy Renkes with a check for $2,142 from their “Drive Out Hunger” campaign. Area Midas stores are donating $1 from all oil changes to the Foodbank to help hungry families in our communities. They are also encouraging customers to bring in food donations or to make a cash donation. Thank you, Midas, for your dedication in the fight against hunger!

Summer smiles…for hungry children
Bushels for Hunger

For thousands of children in Eastern IA and Western IL, summer vacation has added one huge worry…hunger. 1 in 6 kids who receive free lunch at school participate in summer feeding programs…that means 5 of those 6 kids are missing meals. With your help, we can make sure these children don’t have to face hunger this summer. For every $1 donated we can provide 5 meals for hungry children and their families in Eastern IA and Western IL. To donate, click here.

Scott County Regional Authority grant receptionrace to knock out hunger

The Scott County Regional Authority held their grant award ceremony at River Bend Foodbank. Over 70 agencies were in attendance to receive awards. River Bend Foodbank received a $10,000 grant to support children on the Backpack Program and Executive Director Mike Miller spoke about the impact of hunger in our community. Thank you, SCRA!


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Recent Food Drives

We Celebrate Every Can!
John Deere Training Center-sweet corn 16,725 pounds
Rock Island County Fair 130 pounds
Jewel-Silvis 2,627 pounds
JCPenney NorthPark Mall 242 pounds
Boy Scouts of Kittan District-Illowa Council BSA 5,186 pounds
Robert W. Baird & Co. 35 pounds
Augustana College Communications class 443 pounds
Alcoa Meal Prep Project 2,820 pounds
Salsa Touch Latin Dance & Fitness Studio 287 pounds
Hotel Blackhawk 232 pounds
Quad Cities Bicycle Club 127 pounds
Ella & Ezra Welch Birthday Party 166 pounds
Quad Cities Food N Cruise 411 pounds
H & R Block 310 pounds
ORA Orthopedics 281 pounds
First Congregational Church Moline 129 pounds
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 223 pounds
Kirby Kangaroo Karnival 30 pounds
Curves of Bettendorf 163 pounds
St. Patrick’s Day Parade 465 pounds
Women’s Health & Lifestyle Fair 4,643 pounds
Moline Kids Campus 300 pounds
Augustana Greek Council 266 pounds
Nancy Mott 117 pounds

 



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