BETTENDORF, IOWA (November 2, 2022) — Ascentra Credit Union has partnered with TMBC at the Lincoln Center to host a community food drive (November 1–15) and food collection event on November 9 that will provide food for community members surrounding the center who visit and use the growing businesses and programs in the building.

“TMBC stands for ‘Together Making a Better Community,’“ said Tracy Singleton, Executive Director, TMBC at the Lincoln Center. “Since the neighborhood surrounding our building is technically in a ‘food desert’ or an area of town where groceries aren’t readily available within walking distance, we wanted to make the upcoming holiday more special by providing them with the groceries needed to make a Thanksgiving meal. Ascentra is a friend of the center’s so we’ve partnered with them to raise awareness, collect food and distribute the boxes before the holiday.”

Beginning November 1, Ascentra will host a community food drive through November 15. The items needed are for a Thanksgiving food box distribution.  The canned or boxed items in need are green beans, corn, sweet potatoes, stuffing mix, cake mix and frosting, canned cranberry sauce, cornbread mix, mac and cheese, and instant mashed potatoes. Ascentra is providing ham or turkey, milk, butter, and bread rolls for each food box.

In addition, the credit union will host a Food Collection Event on November 9 at its home office, 11AM–1PM, at 2019 Grant Street in Downtown Bettendorf.  Donors will be able to drive up and drop off their donations without exiting their vehicle.

Located in Davenport, TMBC at the Lincoln Center is the only program in the Quad Cities region that is Black-owned, Black-led, and focused on empowering the Black youth, Black families, and Black communities in our area. It is a resource center aimed at incubating Black-owned businesses who serve all people regardless of race, religion, age, or disability.

Once all the donations are collected, they will be boxed and distributed to families in need by the Lincoln Center in Davenport on November 18, 2022.

About TMBC at the Lincoln Center:

Together Making a Better Community (TMBC) at the Lincoln Center is focused on empowering and educating our Quad Cities youth, families, and community through providing wholesome opportunities. Located in Davenport, Iowa, TMBC at the Lincoln Center was founded in 2016 by community leaders at Third Missionary Baptist Church. TMBC is the only program in the Quad Cities Region that is Black-owned, Black-led, and focused on empowering Black youth, Black families, and Black communities in our area. Learn more about TMBC at the Lincoln Center at

About Ascentra:

Founded in 1950, Ascentra Credit Union, is Iowa's premier credit union with more than $528 million in assets and nine branches serving the communities of Bettendorf, Clinton, Davenport, Muscatine, Iowa, and Moline, Illinois. Learn more about Ascentra Credit Union at Follow Ascentra on Facebook, Twitter @ascentra, Instagram @ascentracu, and YouTube.

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