River Bend Food Bank to host Women Fighting Hunger event 

River Bend Food Bank will present its 3rd Annual Women Fighting Hunger event on Thursday, March 30, with Liz Murray, co-founder and executive director of The Arthur Project, as its keynote speaker. 

The event, hosted at Rhythm City Casino Resort, Davenport, brings together women who are passionate about River Bend’s mission to work to build a hunger-free community. Also open to men, the evening includes networking, dinner and a program. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:15 p.m., followed by the program.  

Once homeless on the streets of The Bronx, Ms. Murray transformed her life of despair into an inspiring journey of determination, hope and hard-won success. Recognizing education as the key to success, she earned her high school diploma in just two years and won a scholarship to Harvard University. 


Now through The Arthur Project, Ms. Murray is a passionate advocate for underserved youth and works to end generational poverty through relationship-based learning. Based in New York City, the project is redefining youth mentoring for middle school students through an unprecedented type of intervention.  

Tickets for Women Fighting Hunger are $60 a person or $500 for a table of 10. The evening also will include raffles and provide information on how to give back to River Bend Food Bank through education, advocacy, volunteerism or donations.

The event is sponsored by: Gold sponsors, Northwest Bank & Trust Co., Royal Neighbors of America, Rhythm City Casino Resort, SSAB, UnityPoint Health Trinity; Silver sponsors, Eye Surgeons Associates, GreenState Credit Union, Quad Cities Regional Business Journal, and River Valley Cooperative. To become a sponsor, contact Leslie Corlett at lcorlett@riverbendfoodbank.org or (563) 345-6490 ext. 2060.  

To register for the event, visit here. For more information or tickets by check or cash, contact Jenny Colvin at jcolvin@riverbendfoodbank.org or (563) 345-6490 ext. 2160. 

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