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Martin Luther King Jr. Food Drive

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Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.” The Arc and the Disability Coalition have answered that call and hope you will help be the light. Please drop off non-perishable food items at any Rock Island Public Library Location. We can eliminate hunger now.

“This is a true community-wide food drive,” says Sarah Wright, Chief Development Officer for The Arc. “This project is unique in that it enjoys a wide capacity because of the wide-ranging partnerships we’ve been able to establish. We’d like to give special thanks to Hy-Vee, all the local libraries, and parks & recreation departments for addressing food insecurity and for embracing inclusive volunteering.”  

MLK Day of Food Drive is provided by the Corporation for National & Community Service, The Arc of the Quad Cities Area in partnership with the Disabilities Awareness Coalition.


Nonperishable Items Needed:

  • Canned Meat & High Protein
  • Canned Fruit & Vegetables
  • Carbohydrate
  • Allergy-Friendly products