\"Bushels for Hunger\" Makes Donation to River Bend Foodbank

Quad City Illinois farmers are helping local families with a donation to the River Bend Foodbank through the Bushels for Hunger program for the eighth straight year!  After the 8th year, total contributions by the Bushels for Hunger program will exceed $ 202,665.71 with this year's $19,243.71 contribution.  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.