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Food Bank's CEO and Their Mutual Separation

Mike Miller, Former CEO of River Bend Foodbank
Lacy Scarmana
Mike Miller, Former CEO of River Bend Foodbank

The CEO of the River Bend Food Bank has left in what's called a "mutual separation" from the organization.

Interim CEO Marie Ziegler
River Bend Food Bank
Interim CEO Marie Ziegler

Mike Miller took a temporary leave of absence in May after serving as president and CEO for 7 years. The leave became permanent in June.
Marie Ziegler, a volunteer board member at the food bank has been named interim CEO while a replacement is found.
River Bend serves 23 counties on both sides of the Mississippi, and last year supplied over 10,000 tons of food.
Today, the River Bend Food Bank is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Susanna Kemerling is WVIK Quad Cities NPR's 2022 Fellowship Host/Reporter. She graduated from Northern Illinois University for Media Studies in Communication and spent the last year working as a Teaching Assistant through the graduate program at NIU.
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