As you've probably heard, the Student Hunger Drive is BACK, after a year's absence due to COVID. The River Bend Food Bank says they’re still working to lower demand to a level not seen since the 00′s. According to the Bank, the Student Hunger Drive has brought in 15-million pounds of food since the Drive began in 1985.
Even with decades of tradition, the Drive is finding new ways this year to expand the donation. This year the event is adding a virtual option where people can donate.
“We knew that with COVID there may be some folks uncomfortable with that person-to-person contact and so we created for the first time a virtual food drive, ways for people to jump online and make a donation to Student Hunger Drive,” Miller said, ”If they want to pick out exactly what kind of food they want to donate and they can choose what school they want to support with that donation.”
You can find the list of schools and how to donate to each at riverbendfoodbank.org/studenthungerdrive. The schools participating this year are Alleman, Assumption, Bettendorf, Davenport Central, Davenport North, Davenport West, Moline, Morning Star Academy, North Scott, Orion, Pleasant Valley, Quad Cities Christian Schools, Rivermont Collegiate, Rock Island, Sherrard, and United Township.
This year’s Drive runs from October 4 to November 16. Read more from our news partner KWQC-TV 6 HERE