'Pack the Truck' with donations for River Bend Foodbank at Bandits game on July 17


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Originally Posted Online: July 15, 2014, 10:33 am
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Press release submitted by Amber O'Brien

Modern Woodmen "Pack the Truck" Event Rescheduled for July 17
All donations to benefit River Bend Foodbank

On Thursday, July 17 Modern Woodmen of America will invite members, family, friends and the public to help "Pack the Truck" at Modern Woodmen Park. The event has been rescheduled due to a rain cancellation on June 19. Modern Woodmen volunteers will "Pack the Truck" when gates open at 5:30 p.m. All attendees are asked to bring a canned food donation to help feed the hungry. Media coverage is welcomed and appreciated.

Those with tickets or postcards from the River Bandits game on June 19 can use them to get into the game for free on July 17. Those who do not have the postcard or tickets can purchase a River Bandits ticket at half-price to enter the game. The first 3,000 attendees will receive a commemorative Quad City River Bandit's baseball cap.

Modern Woodmen's "Pack the Truck" event is just one aspect of the Knock Out Hunger campaign, a summer-long project to help food insufficient families in the Quad City area. Modern Woodmen employees donated and collected 1,551 pounds of food and $1,497 in monetary donations prior to the cancelled June 19 "Pack the Truck" event.

Knock Out Hunger campaign

This year, Modern Woodmen has selected River Bend Foodbank to support through its Knock Out Hunger campaign. Modern Woodmen employees and members will donate time, money and food to the food distribution center throughout the summer.

There are multiple mobile food pantry events scheduled, backpack programs, a "Meals from the Heartland" packing event, and a communitywide 5k run/walk. Each event will support the food bank.

River Bend Foodbank is the largest hunger relief organization in the Quad Cities and surrounding communities, distributing more than 8 million pounds of food annually to feed the hungry. The Foodbank serves more than 10,000 individuals every week through its distribution network of 300 charitable feeding programs in a 22-county service area in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.

Founded in 1883, Modern Woodmen of America touches lives and secures futures. The fraternal financial services organization offers financial services and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States.

For more information about the Knock Out Hunger campaign or the effort to support River Bend Foodbank, contact Amber O'Brien at 309-793-5660, 309-798-6704 (cell) or visit modern-woodmen.org.

















 




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