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The Student Hunger Drive raises 652,496 pounds!!race to knock out hunger

This amount is combined with the Corporate Challenge that occurred in February. Thank you to the schools, businesses, and QC community for making a difference and helping in the fight against hunger!

Hormel donates $10,000!race to knock out hunger

A huge thank you to Hormel for their incredible donation to River Bend Foodbank! Together we can solve hunger!

Have extra produce in your garden that you don't know what to do with?garden

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.

Thank you, Woodforest Charitable Foundation and Woodforest National Bank!garden

River Bend Foodbank recently received a $4,700.00 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation and Woodforest National Bank. Presenting the check from left to right are: Dee Spivey, Woodforest National Bank Retail Branch Manager; Josh Kilpatrick, Woodforest National Bank Retail Branch Manager; Tom Laughlin, River Bend Foodbank Executive Director; and Kirk Bickel, Woodforest National Bank Retail Regional Manager.

The Amy Helpenstell Foundation awards River Bend Foodbank with a $15,000 grant to support the Backpack Program!


This is the 4th year The Amy Helpenstell Foundation has awarded a grant to River Bend Foodbank. We are very thankful for the continued support from The Amy Helpenstell Foundation.

We love Denim Days!garden

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!


Our new 60,000 square foot warehouse will enable us to feed the hungry like never before!

Our new address is

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.

River Bend Food Bank Privacy Policy (PDF)

Watch the award-winning national documentary, Poor Kids, filmed in the Quad Cities.

Check out the Foodbank Video!

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Recent Food Drives

We Celebrate Every Can!
Student Hunger Drive 652,496 pounds
National Weather Service 210
Bowlesburg Craft and Vendor Fair 100
Veto League Baseball 747 pounds
United Healthcare 1,098 pounds
RI County Farm Bureau AgXPerience 2,859 pounds
UAW Local 434  98 pounds
Rock Island Commissary 101 pounds
United Way Day of Caring  2,760 pounds
Rock Island Grand Prix 242 pounds
Independent Vendor & Craft Show 125 pounds
John Deere Intern food drive  121 pounds
FX GRIT Games 35 pounds
Feds Feed Families  46 pounds
Sentry Insurance 241 pounds
MidAmerican Energy 433 pounds
John Deere Training Center-Corn 9,957 pounds
Alcoa Training Center and United Way 2,880 pounds
University of IL Extension-Rock Island County 6,084 pounds
Pure Air Technologies 381
Muscatine Relay for Life  80 pounds
John Deere Training Center 562 pounds
Quad Cities Mustang Club   48 pounds
NALC Stamp Out Hunger    103,283 pounds
Augustana College Year End Dorm Cleanup  67 pounds
Isabelle Davis-14th Birthday  111
LaQuinta Inn & Conference Center 47 pounds
H&R “Block” Party 217 pounds
Rock Island County Fair  225 pounds
Dahl Ford 561 pounds
Denkmann Elementary School 747 pounds


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