Nutrition Mission

Our Purpose

The River Bend Food Bank Nutrition Mission seeks to develop recommendations for River Bend Food Bank to expand their provision of nutritious, culturally responsive foods through their strategic plan and by adopting a nutrition policy. We will establish the foundation for an ongoing Nutrition Committee to provide continued support to River Bend Food Bank and partner organizations.

River Bend Food Bank strives to support the community in its desire for safe, high quality, culturally relevant, nutritious foods. We recognize the role that nutrition plays in achieving physical, mental, and social-emotional health for all ages and lifestyles, and in achieving health equity for its members.

Recipe Resources

Explore the links below for affordable meal ideas and more
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Illinois Extension's Eat.Move.Save.

Use this search feature to find recipes using ingredients you already have at home

Recipe Search

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Iowa State Extension's Spend Smart. Eat Smart.

Use this meal planning guide to plan ahead, save money, and save time

Meal Planner

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Oldways Cultural Food Traditions

Use this website to find culturally relevant recipes featuring familiar ingredients

Oldways Recipes

USDA Commodities List Food of the Month:



Apples are awesome! 

Apples are a nutritional powerhouse, offering fiber for digestion, antioxidants for immune support, and a natural sweetness that makes them a delicious and healthy snack.

Want to know more? Check out these links below for more information and resources on this famous fruit.

Food Resource Maps

Explore the links below to find local food resources
Find Food Illinois

Eat. Move. Save. Food Finder

Type in your zipcode and find local food resources

Find Food Map


River Bend Food Bank Pantry Finder

Type in your zipcode and find local food pantries stocked by River Bend

Find a Pantry

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MetroLINK Transportation Maps

Use MetroLINK's transit map to find transportation to food resources

Find Transportation

Did You Know?

MetroLINK Public Transit


Metro offers school and peak hour service to education centers within the Moline and Rock Island-Milan School Districts FOR FREE!

Nutrition Mission Partners
Click the links below to explore all the resources our partners have to offer
River Bend Food Bank     

No one should go hungry. River Bend Food Bank, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, feeds people experiencing hunger by rescuing, safely storing, and distributing nutritious food through more than 400 hunger-relief partners in 23 counties in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.
Illinois Extension Eat.Move.Save.      

Illinois Extension's SNAP-Education program provides community-based nutrition education for individuals and families eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). IL SNAP-Ed works with communities and local partners to prevent obesity and reduce the risk of chronic disease by making nutritious foods and active living opportunities more accessible.
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Iowa State Extension  
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach builds a strong Iowa by engaging all Iowans in research, education, and extension experiences to address current and emerging real-life challenges.
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St. Ambrose University
Our mission and shared values of academic excellence, social justice, and community service require Ambrosians do more than simply advocate for sustainability; we must also challenge ourselves to do more – on campus, in the world, and for our future.


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Get in Touch!

If you have questions about or are interested in joining the Nutrition Mission, please reach out to Danielle Tisor with River Bend Food Bank at

If you have questions or concerns about content on this website please reach out to Mitchell Walker with Illinois Extension at