Farm Bureau’s “Bushels For Hunger” Makes $ 19K Donation to the River Bend Foodbank; Since 2010 over $202K raised; Over a million meals provided
Quad City Illinois farmers are helping local families with a donation to the River Bend Foodbank through the Bushels for Hunger program for the seventh straight year! After the seventh year, total contributions by the Bushels for Hunger program will exceed $ 202,665.71. In 2018 alone, farmers raised $19,243.71 for the River Bend Foodbank. Mercer County Farmer and Illinois Farm Bureau District 3 Director, Jeff Kirwan, presented the donation of to Mike Miller of the River Bend Foodbank in Davenport.
“Thanks to the generous donations of thousands of bushels of grain to the Bushels for Hunger campaign, local farmers worked together to fight hunger in the Quad City community with these funds,” Kirwan said.
Alongside Kirwan, fellow farmer and Grain Merchandiser for Gold Star FS, Mike Secymore added, “Local neighbors and farmers in the five county area of Illinois were anxious to pitch in and help fight hunger in their community – this money will help provide countless meals in the River Bend Foodbank area.”
The Bushels for Hunger program is a joint program coordinated by the following five Illinois County Farm Bureaus: Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Whiteside and Stark in conjunction with the following area grain elevators and ethanol plants: ADM, Atkinson Grain, Big River Resources, Cargill, CHS, Gold Star FS, Hillsdale Elevator, Michlig Grain, River Gulf Grain, River Valley Cooperative and Rumbold & Kuhn.