Bushels For Hunger donates 38K to River Bend Foodbank


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Posted Online: Dec. 12, 2012, 12:17 pm
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Press release submitted by Rock Island County Farm Bureau


Farm Bureau's Bushels For Hunger yields record donation of 38K to the River Bend Foodbank

For the 3rd straight year – local farmers are giving back to the River Bend Foodbank with a record $ 38K donation to the River Bend Foodbank, Geneseo farmer and Illinois Farm Bureau District 3 Director Wayne Anderson presented the donation of $38,845.18 to Tom Laughlin of River Bend Foodbank Wednesday morning at the River Bend Food Bank in Moline.
"Thanks to the generous donations of over 4,376.93 bushels of grain to the Bushels for Hunger campaign, local farmers worked together to fight hunger in the QC community with these funds" 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 Illinois were anxious to pitch in and help fight hunger in their community – this money will help provide over 40,000 meals in the River Bend food bank area."
The Bushels for Hunger program is a joint program coordinated by the following 5 Illinois County farm Bureaus: Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Whiteside and Mercer in conjunction with the following 12 QC area grain elevators and ethanol plants: ADM, Atkinson Grain, Big River Resources, Cargill, CGB, GoldStar FS, Hillsdale Elevator, Michlig Grain, Patriot Renewables, River Gulf Grain, River Valley Cooperative and Rumbold and Kuhn.


















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
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