Welcome to the Food Rescue Partnership! We are a group of individuals and organizations in the Quad Cities that have come together to rescue food from becoming waste.
The Food Rescue Partnership is a community-focused coalition committed to rescuing food throughout the Quad Cities that would otherwise be thrown away, by informing and engaging the public and by fostering partnerships among food establishments, the Foodbank, food pantries, meal sites, and shelters.
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 Local Hunger page and through Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap project.
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.