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Ministry News

Iowa 80 Group Supports Hunger Ministry

Churches United of the Quad City Area is pleased to accept a generous $2,000 grant award from Iowa 80 Group, Inc.

Funds will be used to assist in covering general operating costs that help Churches United keep food on the table at our 3 hot meal sites and on the shelves at 26 food pantries in the Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities.

In its 56th year, Churches United has a history of reaching…

Day Foundation Funds Hunger & Shelter Ministries

Churches United of the Quad City Area gratefully accepts a $15,000 grant award from the Doris & Victor Day Foundation.

This grant award will be used specifically to purchase supplies for 26 food pantries and three meal sites and fund direct services at Winnie's Place, our emergency shelter for women, without or without children, who are homeless and/or survivors of domestic violence.


150th Anniversary Celebration at First Presbyterian Church Coal Valley

Churches United board members Darlos Stroud (on left) and Sr. Marlene Miller attended the 150th Anniversary Celebration at First Presbyterian Church in Coal Valley on June 18th.

First Presbyterian hosted one of the original food pantries in Churches United's network…

Volunteers Make Asbury's Ecumenical Garden Grow


Asbury Ecumenical Garden Ministry Coordinator Dave Phillips coached volunteers on a warm evening in April. “Plant three…

Teens 4 Tomorrow Grant Helps Reopen Food Pantry

Churches United of the Quad City Area is pleased and very grateful to Teens for Tomorrow for a $2,000 grant in support of our Hunger Ministry in the Quad City Area.  This grant specifically funds the re-opening of our Watertown area food pantry in East Moline, which has been closed for almost a year.  This area was sorely in need of food pantry services and so funding to help reopen the site is…

Wells Fargo Foundation Grant Funds Ministries

The Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded a $2,000.00 grant to Churches United of the Quad City Area, in support of its community service programs in the Quad City Area.  This support helps Churches United provide critical services relating to hunger, emergency shelter, and financial assistance to those in need.

1 Million Pounds of Food Distributed in 2016

Over 1 million pounds of food were distributed in 2016 to more than 170,000 individuals at Churches United of the Quad Cities’ 25 free food pantries and three hot meal sites in Iowa and Illinois.That’s nearly 3 percent of the greater Quad City Area population!

“We are a faith-based ecumenical organization that provides temporary help through collaboration with member churches and partner…

Bechtel Trust Grant Funds Hunger Ministry

Churches United of the Quad City Area is very grateful to The Harold R. Bechtel Charitable Trust for providing $5,000.00 in grant funded support for our 15 food pantries in Scott County. 

Churches United has a 56-year history of reaching out to our community. Our 136 member churches represent 50,000 people from the Quad City Area.  In addition to operating a total of 26 food pantries and…

Churches United Champion - Minister Jay McCowan

Minister Jay McCowan checks shelves and boxes in the newer area set aside for the food pantry at Second Baptist Church in Rock Island and shakes his head. “We’ve outgrown this space,” he says. “The need has gone up that much since 2002.” McCowan joined the Churches United of the Quad City Area board two years ago. As president-elect, he’s agreed to lead the board next year.

Members of Second…

Mortgage Burning Ceremony

Churches United of the Quad City Area celebrated a milestone accomplishment during the Delegate Assembly on March 23rd.

     The ceremonial “mortgage burning” marked the unofficial paid in full ownership of Churches United offices at 2535 Tech Drive Suite 205 in Bettendorf.

     Executive Director Anne Wachal recalls the circumstances surrounding the move in 2010 from…