Nataly Kogan to give keynote address

With a goal of raising awareness and funds to end childhood hunger in our community, River Bend Foodbank will host its inaugural Women Fighting Hunger Event, Thursday, March 28, 2019, 5:30 p.m., at Rhythm City Casino, Davenport. The cost to attend the event is $45 for individuals, or $400 for an advance table of 10. All proceeds will support programming and initiatives that feed hungry children.

“One in five children in our community suffer from hunger today. These children are our future, yet they’re coming to school hungry, making it nearly impossible to learn,” says Nancy Renkes, River Bend Foodbank Vice President and Chief Partnerships Officer. “We’ve set a big goal to put an end to childhood hunger, and we’re counting on regional women leaders to help us accomplish this."

More than 500 women leaders are expected to attend this new initiative, featuring a keynote by Nataly Kogan, CEO and Founder of Happier, Inc. and author of Happier Now: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Embrace Everyday Moments. The event also will feature a volunteer hour from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to assist with River Bend’s Backpack Program, which supplies more than 3,000 backpacks of food each week throughout the school year to students in need in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

To learn more and register for the 2019 Women Fighting Hunger event visit

About River Bend Foodbank – The Foodbank is the largest hunger relief organization in the Quad Cities and surrounding communities, having distributed over 13.4 million meals in 2017 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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