Welcome to the first of our bi-monthly installments featuring the incredible local and regional charities that participate in our Charity Spotlight program. The John Deere Classic offers all participating Birdies for Charity organizations the opportunity to put their mission in front of tens of thousands of golf fans, donors and engaged community members during tournament week each summer. To learn more about the program or to get involved, please click here.
This week, we were delighted to present River Bend Foodbank with a check from the 8.2% match courtesy of the Bonus Fund in the amount of $8,474.32 which equates out to 42,372 meals for hungry folks in the Quad Cities! Because of the generosity of the local community, River Bend Foodbank's 2018 Birdies for Charity campaign will provide well over half a million meals, just in time for the holiday season!
Read more about River Bend Foodbank below...
Charity Spotlight: River Bend Foodbank
Bird #1570 | www.riverbendfoodbank.org
Mission: To lead the community-wide effort to end hunger in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.
What you should know about River Bend Foodbank:
River Bend Foodbank is the largest hunger relief organization in the Quad Cities and surrounding communities, having distributed over 12.9 million meals in 2017 to hungry people in 23 counties in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. This is done through food distribution in partnership with our 300 agencies as well as our Mobile Pantries, Senior Pantries, and Backpack Program.
How you can help:
Please check the “Volunteer” section to see how you can help: