Grain Drive Yields $9,300 Check to the River Bend Foodbank

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
The Bushels for Hunger program brings in more than $9.000 for the River Bend Food Pantry.

Illinois farmers in the Quad City area donated corn and soybean bushels for the first ever “Bushels for Hunger” grain drive to yield a $ 9,300 donation to the River Bend Foodbank.

Geneseo farmer Wayne Anderson presented the donation to Tom Laughlin of the River Bend Foodbank on Wednesday, December 8th, at the River Bend Foodbank in Moline.

“Thanks to the generous donations of over 1,400 bushels of grain to the Bushels for Hunger campaign, our area farmers worked together to fight hunger in the Quad City community with a $9,300 check.” Anderson said.

Alongside Anderson, fellow farmer and Illinois Farm Bureau State Young Leader committee member, Todd VerHeecke added, “Local neighbors and farmers in the five county area of Henry, Rock Island, Mercer, Stark and Whiteside, were anxious to pitch in and help fight hunger in their communities.”

Donations were accepted at the following elevators: Gold Star FS, Atkinson Grain, Hillsdale Elevator, Michlig AgriCenter, Big River Resources (Edgington), Consolidated Grain and Barge (CGB), Patriot Renewable Fuels and Rumbold & Kuhn.