DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 7, 2019) — During the month of February, Quad City area businesses and organizations collected funds and food for River Bend Foodbank. This year, the Community Hunger Drive engaged 56 businesses. They held a variety of activities throughout the month, including cake-contests, bake-sales, change-wars, and chili cook-offs, to engage their employees in raising donations for River Bend Foodbank.
“Many thanks to each of the organizations who participated in this year’s Community Hunger Drive,” said Michael Miller, President and CEO of River Bend Foodbank. “I heard many stories of people who had a lot of fun for a great cause. If anyone missed out and would like to be on the list for next year, please let us know while you are thinking about it. We look forward to growing this program every year until the entire community is involved.”
The funds and food raised this year will provide 504,356 meals for the 1 in 8 adults and 1 in 5 children who are missing meals not by choice in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.
The Community Hunger Drive is a reoccurring event hosted by the River Bend Foodbank. If your business or organization is interested in participating for 2020, please contact Leslie Corlett at email@example.com.