Mission & Partners

Quad Cities Food Hub Mission

To support local food production, connecting producers and consumers; cultivate education and training programs; preserve and expand sustainable agriculture; foster local economic development; and promote healthy lifestyles through use of local foods, including underserved individuals and communities.

Core Values

Community: Giving priority to local needs, interests and goods.
Partnerships: Valuing collaborative solutions through local relationships and new partnerships.
Education: Delivering knowledge and expertise to the local community
Health: Promoting healthy lifestyles through use of local foods
Sustainability: Preserving and expanding sustainable agriculture and fostering local economic development

Our Board of Directors

Denise Bulat
Melissa Freidhof-Rodgers
Andrew Freitag
Christopher Kerrschneider
Kelsey Marquard
Matt Mendenhall
Connie O’Brien
Tina Stubbs
Kodie Wittenauer

Al Zwilling


Strategic partnerships and support is evident in both the diversity and expertise of the founding 25 member Steering Committee which included:

City Government Officials: Davenport Mayor; City Council members from both Davenport and Bettendorf; Levee Improvement Commission

State based educational resources: Iowa State Extension and Outreach; University of Illinois Extension – Rock Island County.

Community Development Interests:  Regional Development Authority; US Bank; QC Chamber of Commerce/Downtown Partnership; Genesis Health System; Radish Magazine; Quad City Bank and Trust; IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union

The mission and goals of the Quad Cities Food Hub are made possible, in part, through the cooperation, support and partnership of the Riverboat Development Authority, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. department of Health and Human Services, US Bank,  the City of DavenportLevee Improvement CommissionEastern Iowa Community College District,  U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services,Wellmark Foundation, and Genesis Health System.


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