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In eastern Iowa and western Illinois, 132,000 people are food insecure and do not know where their next meal is coming from. Whether it’s by advocating and raising awareness, making a financial contribution (on Dec. 1st all gifts from NEW donors will be matched dollar-for-dollar), or volunteering, you can find the way that’s right for you to make a difference this holiday season. Together we can solve hunger.

Thanks, John Deere Training Center!


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!

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!
Fed Ex Freight 660 pounds
Plastic Products Co. 2,242 pounds
QC United 113 pounds
John Deere Training Center 60 pounds
John Deere Engineering 158 pounds
Dollar Tree Stores-multiple locations 11,390 pounds
Steven Nelson-sweet potatoes 10,220 pounds
Modern Woodmen of America 95 pounds
Eastern Iowa Community College 339 pounds
Quad Cities Balloon Festival 7121 pounds
Augustana College Comm 384 class 122 pounds
Davenport Social Security Administration 335 pounds
Silver Spun & Mississippi Valley Country Dance Association 133 pounds
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 454 pounds
Verisight, Inc 423 pounds
Rock Island Arsenal 6,068 pounds
MidAmerican Energy 267 pounds
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
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


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