Bushels for Hunger

Geneseo Republic
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.

Quad City Illinois farmers are helping local families with a donation to the River Bend Foodbank through the Bushels for Hunger program for the eleventh straight year. After the eleventh year, total contributions by the Bushels for Hunger program will exceed $254,000 with this year's $15,793 contribution. This year’s total contribution now brings the total amount of meals donated to 1,350,000.

"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 Gold Star FS Grain Merchandiser, 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: Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, Stark and Whiteside in conjunction with the following locations: Atkinson Grain, Big River Resources, Cargill, CHS, Consolidated Grain & Barge Co, Gold Star FS, Hillsdale Elevator, River Valley Cooperative and Rumbold & Kuhn.