The Disability Awareness Coalition is kicking off a food drive in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. May 11th thru May 25. The Coalition is seeking the following items:


  • Meat and high-protein: Canned items, including meat, tuna, ham, salmon, stew, chili, spam, peanut butter, soups, beans
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Carbohydrates: Boxed cereal, oatmeal, flour, instant mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, rice
  • Personal hygiene: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, bar soap, deodorant, shaving products
  • Baby paper products: Diapers, baby wipes, NOT baby formula
  • Paper cleaning items: Toilet paper, paper towels, disinfecting wipes
  • Allergy-friendly products: Soy, almond and rice milk, gluten-free canned/boxed soups, rice pasta, gluten-free mac and cheese, rice cereal

Non-perishable items can be delivered to:

Robert R. Jones Public Library (Coal Valley), East Moline Public Library, Black Hawk Area Special Education Center, Assumption High School, Roosevelt Community Center, United Township High School, Moline Library, Rock Island Library, all HyVee locations, Rock Island Parks & Recreation, all Athletico locations, Hand in Hand, HDC, Gigi’s Playhouse, and The Arc of the Quad Cities Area.


Listing by city:

Coal Valley
Robert R. Jones Public Library- Coal Valley
East Moline
East Moline Public Library
United Township High School
Milan Hy-Vee
Moline Library
Hy-Vee on the Avenue
John Deere Rd. Hy-Vee
Gigi’s Playhouse
Rock Island
Rock Island Parks and Recreation
Athletico – Rock Island
Arc Building
Arc Industries
Rock Island Hy-Vee
Rock Island Library Downtown
Rock Island Library SW Branch
Illinois Iowa Center for Independent Living
Silvis Hy-Vee
Athletico – Silvis
Bettendorf Hy-Vee
Hand in Hand
Athletico – Bettendorf
Athletico – Davenport
Rockingham Rd. Hy-Vee
West Kimberly Rd. Hy-Vee
Northgate Hy-Vee
Utica Ridge Hy-Vee
West Locust St. Hy-Vee
Tabernacle Baptist Church
The River’s Edge
Assumption High School
Davenport Parks & Recreation
Davenport Junior Theater
Duck Creek Gold Course
Red Hawk Golf & Learning Center

Members of the QC Disability Awareness Coalition will be re-distributing donations to Quad City food pantries. Disability Awareness Coalition members include; The Arc of the Quad Cities Area, HDC, TQCSHA, Davenport Parks & Recreation, Kiwanis Aktion Club, Special Olympics Illinois, Gigi’s Playhouse of the Quad Cities, Camp Courageous, Illinois Iowa Center for Independent Living, Hand in Hand, Special Olympics Iowa, Project Search.

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