Local supermarkets should be on notice for the month of November as Ruhl&Ruhl Agents set out to collect 2,000 jars of peanut butter to donate to local food pantries throughout the region.
The motivation behind the Peanut Butter Drive comes from wanting to donate the River Bend Food Bank’s most requested item. Peanut Butter is an ideal donation item because of the spread’s high protein content, long shelf life and ease of distribution.
“Many thanks to Ruhl&Ruhl for their initiative, generosity, and enthusiasm in helping others,” said Mike Miller, President & CEO of River Bend Food Bank. “Shelf stable and frozen protein are always in short supply, so this peanut butter drive is going to be very much appreciated by the people in our community who do not have enough food.”
The Peanut Butter Drive goes through the month of November, but one Ruhl&Ruhl location, the Clinton office, met their 50 jar donation goal in one day. But they are now enlisting help from the community to exceed their goal. As are all the Ruhl&Ruhl offices.
To contribute to the Peanut Butter Drive, all Ruhl&Ruhl offices are accepting donations. Cash donations are also welcome so other food items can be bought such as soups and canned fruits and vegetables. Each Ruhl&Ruhl office has a peanut butter goal to reach, with some offices having committed to collecting and donating hundreds of jars of peanut butter! The offices with the largest peanut butter goal include Bettendorf (450), Davenport (350), Moline (350) and Dubuque (200). The Muscatine office will aim for 150 jars, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and the Corporate office all have a goal of 100 jars and Dewitt’s goal is 75 jars. The Burlington and Clinton office have a goal of 50 jars and our Galena office has committed to donating 25 jars of peanut butter.
As a family-owned company spanning five generations, Ruhl&Ruhl looks forward to continuing to help families in the Quad Cities and beyond. President of Ruhl&Ruhl REALTORS, and River Bend Food Bank board member, Chris Beason, knows how impactful food drives and donations can be for families. “ Our agents are incredibly driven and supportive when it comes to helping out in the community. To be able to lend a hand in any capacity for River Bend Food Bank and other local food pantries is important to us because every donation brings our communities one step closer to reducing hunger in our region.”
About Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors: A family-owned company since 1862, Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors has grown to 320 sales associates, 57 employees and 12 offices, selling more than 5,200 units in 2020 in eastern Iowa, northwest Illinois, and southwest Wisconsin. The company has residential sales offices in Bettendorf, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Davenport, DeWitt, Dubuque, Iowa City, and Muscatine, Iowa; and in Galena and Moline, Illinois. For more information on Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors, visit their website at www.RuhlHomes.com.
About River Bend Food Bank: Founded in 1982, River Bend Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. RBFB has a network of more than 300 partner agencies including food pantries, shelters, meal sites, residential treatment facilities, day care centers, and senior centers. Collectively, these programs are the food safety net for tens of thousands of struggling individuals and families in the 23 counties served by River Bend Food Bank in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. In 2018, the Food Bank merged with the Quad Cities Student Hunger Drive, and in 2019, with St. Stephen’s Food Bank in Dubuque, IA. At the close of FY2020, River Bend Food Bank was distributing over 20 million meals per year.