Customers of Hy-Vee will help stock food banks in eastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois. Thursday the company presented a check for 26,500 dollars to the River Bend Foodbank, based in Davenport.

Feeding more than 2,000 people every year for 48 years costs a lot of money. That's why today, Hy-Vee presented Mr. Thanksgiving with a check for $13,000.

WVIK Staff

Construction will begin Monday in Rock Island, where an old elementary school used to be. Today the city and the school district helped CVS break ground for a new store, on 18th Avenue. It's the former site of Audubon Elementary School which closed in 2010, and was  demolished last year.  

29th Annual Student Hunger Drive

Sep 29, 2014
WVIK Staff

High schools students will compete to get a leg-up on the competition as they kick-off the Student Hunger Drive. Teenagers from 17 Quad Cities area schools will perform skits at Monday's pizza party. Hy-Vee will give the team with the best skit 2,000 pounds of food. Denise Hester, Executive Director of the Drive, says last year students collected half-a-million pounds of food.