Our summer appeal this year is specifically for hunger
We have the opportunity to receive $10,000 from 2 foundations in the area. $5,000 for Scott County and $5,000 for Rock Island County providing we can raise $5,000 as well from donors on each side of the river.
Honor A Special Person in Your Life
We are providing a different way of giving and supporting our hunger ministries for our summer appeal Think about a special adult, teacher, pastor - someone who was your mentor or your "grandparent" so to speak that made an impact in your life. You have the opportunity to honor them with a donation to Churches United's hunger ministry. In return we will send that individual or their family member a certificate that they can put up on their refrigerator like so many grandparents do, in appreciation for their influence in your life.
As summer slowly comes to a close, I wanted to share with you some information as it relates to our hunger ministries. Churches United operates 25 food pantries with the devotion, passion and commitment of over 400 volunteers. Our three meal sites provide hot meals prepared by over 92 faith groups. All of you with your support, truly are making an impact into the lives of many and for that we thank you.
One group of folks who are utilizing our pantries more frequently are those that are caring for their grand children. In a recent survey conducted by Churches United, we found that nearly 33% of those needing to use a food pantry are individuals caring for their grandchildren in some way. Also, due to the increase of families utilizing other resources to meet their food needs, our numbers of also increased.
Thanks again for all community support. We strive to provide our services with dignity, respect and faith. If you choose to participate in this summer appeal which runs through September 30th, click on the donation link above, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thank you, Quad-City Times, for the great special report: "Hunger In The Quad-Cities"
The report written by Alma Gaul and photographed by Jeff Cook told our story and that of the people we serve better than we could have told it ourselves.
Watch our video above to see just how Churches United makes a difference to so many in the Quad City area. This video was made possible by a gracious grant from the Hunt & Diane Harris Foundation
William Campbell and the Maia Quartet perform 'Piano Quintet' at the 50th annual delegate assembly - click here to listen to a portion of this amazing composition If you have trouble clicking to hear the files, right click on the link above and select "save target as" to download to your computer - then play
Available for area churches - "Money In Church" a program to help churches in talking, raising and managing money for God's work in the world. For more information on this one day program hosted at
Edwards Congregational UCC, Saturday, October 18th - Click Here
Thank You Quad Cities - you did "Bacon A Difference"
click the bacon for photos of this great event! -
University of Illinois Extension Food Bus Special Project
The University of Illinois Extension Office will soon be offering a free monthly bus service to and from local grocery stores in Rock Island. This service will help create greater access to fresh and nutritious food for local residents through free and direct transportation. Providing such a route will help residents get the most economical use out of their SNAP benefits - saving them time and money. Shopping at major grocery stores is a good way to stretch out SNAP benefits and provides a larger variety of fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables. This route will have several pickup locations and will service two major grocery stores, Hy-Vee and Aldi. The route will run under a three hour time period once a month, and potentially twice a month during the summer. Ultimately, this project will help foster greater access to fresh food, provide consumer education, and help empower residents to eat better and make better food choices for their children and themselves.
Churches United recently received awards from the following: Doris and Victor Day Foundation for general operating, hunger ministry and shelter ministry. Iowa Annual Conference of the UMC for hunger ministry
If you're looking for volunteer opportunities, Winnie's Wishes could use you!
Churches United of the Quad City Area 563.332.5002