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QC Community Hunger Drive Corporate Challenge

QCommunity Hunger Drive raises 319,283 meals

The QCommunity Hunger Drive Corporate Challenge, which engages local businesses and other organizations to organize fun activities to raise donations of food and money for River Bend Foodbank, ended on February 29th. This year, the QCommunity Hunger Drive engaged 34 businesses with over 7,000 employees.

 “Helping coordinate the QCommunity Hunger Drive reminds me why I love the Quad Cities so much!” says Liz Treiber, Executive Director of the Quad Cities Student Hunger Drive . “The excitement I saw in February echoed that of the high schools during the Student Hunger Drive in the fall.  It’s awesome to see our community get energized about helping others.” According to Treiber, Student Hunger Drive was given a generous grant from the John Deere Foundation, of which a $10,000 match was made to the 2016 QCommunity Hunger Drive.

“We are so thankful to the 35 local businesses who made the inaugural QCommunity Hunger Drive a huge success,” said Mike Miller, Executive Director of the River Bend Foodbank. “They demonstrated the impact we can have if we all work together, and they had fun doing it,” he added. “We envision a day when every local organization participates, providing millions of meals, which will literally end hunger in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.”

Division winners
Division A (851 Employees and up)
First Place – Alcoa 7.32
Second Place – Group O
Third Place – Tri-City Electric Co.

Division B (151-850 Employees)
First Place – Elliott Aviation
Second Place – Eye Surgeons Associates
Third Place – Vibrant Credit Union

Division C (51-150 Employees)
First Place – R.I.A. Federal Credit Union
Second Place – Estes Construction
Third Place – Rock Valley Physical Therapy

Division D (1-50 Employees)
First Place – B&B Masonry & Restoration
Second Place – Industrial Steel Erectors, Inc.
Third Place – Walcott Trust and Savings Bank

Best New Business
Division A – Group O
Division B – Elliott Aviation
Division C – First Midwest Bank
Division D – Walcott Trust & Savings Bank

2016 QCommunity Hunger Drive Participants

Bettendorf Public Library
B&B Masonry
City of Davenport Police Department
Deere Employees Credit Union
Elliott Aviation
Estes Construction
Eye Surgeons Associates
First Midwest Bank
Group O
Howell Chiropractic
Industrial Steel Erectors
Mel Foster Co.
MidAmerica Basement Systems

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Nelson Chiropractic
Northwest Mechanical
Quad City Bank & Trust / QCRHI
Quad City Times / Lee Enterprises
RIA Federal Credit Union
River Bend Foodbank
Rock Valley Physical Therapy
Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors
St. Ambrose University
T.J. Maxx
Treiber Construction
Tri-City Electric
United Way
Vibrant Credit Union
Walcott Trust & Savings Bank