River Bend Foodbank

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A former shoe store in Davenport has been transformed into a food pantry for hungry residents of Scott County. Tuesday the River Bend Foodbank celebrated the opening of its newest site - at North Park Mall in what used to be the Famous Footwear store.

River Bend Foodbank

The River Bend Foodbank will hold its next mobile food pantry in Rock Island on Saturday.

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.

River Bend Foodbank

Most dinner parties include eating, but not all of them feature making lunch for kids too. Thursday, March 27th, 500 women will meet at the Rhythm City Casino in Davenport to talk about childhood hunger.

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Businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations are helping feed more people in the Quad Cities area. This afternoon, the River Bend Foodbank held an awards luncheon and announced the Community Hunger Drive collected enough money and food for more than 500,000 meals. 


The River Bend Foodbank in Davenport has made significant progress in wiping out hunger in eastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois. 

A whole lot of milk is coming to the Quad Cities' food banks and pantries. As part of a government program to help farmers hurt by tariffs, the U.S.D.A. has bought surplus milk. The plan is to deliver it to food banks across the country.

Mike Miller, CEO of River Bend Foodbank
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Don't throw away your expired canned goods. That's the message River Bend Foodbank is trying to share.

You can donate that food instead because it tuns out, food doesn't actually go bad after the date printed on the can.


This year's Student Hunger Drive is now over. On Thursday, students from 17 high schools brought the food they've collected during the past six weeks to the River Bend Foodbank in Davenport.

Student Hunger Drive

Along with going to class, students at 17 area high schools will spend the next six weeks collecting food for the needy. The 32nd Annual Student Hunger Drive begins Monday night.