We understand there are questions surrounding COVID-19 and food donation. There is no correlation between food and COVID-19, other than increased food waste because of cancelled events and business closures. Food donations are still being accepted by non-profit hunger-relief agencies. For the most accurate and timely COVID-19 information, visit the CDC website. If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, or other essential services, call 2-1-1.
– Food Rescue Partnership Board (updated: 3/17/2020)
Welcome to the Food Rescue Partnership – a Quad Cities coalition that promotes rescuing food for its best possible use.
Food Availability in the Quad Cities
One of the problems for those in need of food is availability. The FRP worked with Augustana College to map out this problem. To the right is just a snapshot, but click the image and to navigate the interactive map to see where food is available and where food deserts exist.
Hunger in the Quad Cities
Hunger does not affect one type of person or one geographic location. Young or old. Rural or urban. Hunger affects 1 in 7 people throughout the United States. In our area alone, the River Bend Foodbank and its member agencies serve more than 16,500 men, women, and children each week according to the 2014 Hunger in America study. You can learn more about local hunger from the River Bend Foodbank’s Who We Serve page and through Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap project.