Press conference to be held on 06/20

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (June 18, 2019) —

WHAT: Press conference to announce a grant award to the River Bend Foodbank for $1,300,227 from John Deere.

WHERE: TaxSlayer Center, Parking Lot, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL.

WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 9AM.

WHY: The grant has two components — capacity-enhancements to fill the existing Meal Gap and to implement a strategy called Service Insights. Service Insights is a computerized client-tracking system that will give us real-time data on our guests, how frequently they visit, and the effectiveness of any other interventions we offer. The grant also will allow the hiring of a Data Systems Coordinator who will be responsible for not only implementing and maintaining Service Insights, but also analyzing the data that is collected.


About River Bend Foodbank — The Foodbank is the largest hunger-relief organization in the Quad Cities and surrounding communities, having distributed over 15.1 million meals in 2018 to hungry people in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Our mission is to lead the community-wide effort to end hunger in Iowa and Illinois. We do this through food-distribution in partnership with our 300 agencies as well as our Mobile Pantries, Senior Pantries, School Pantries, and Backpack Program. The best and easiest way to help is to go online: visit us at

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