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HELP WANTED

Help Wanted

Quad Cities Food Hub is now accepting applications for the following positions: Aggregation and Distribution Drivers, Education Coordinator, HR Specialist, Marketing and IT Specialist, Retail Market Associates, and Market Store Team Leaders.

The Quad Cities Food Hub (QCFH) is a non-profit, community-based initiative designed to strengthen our local food system by expanding opportunities in both the delivery and demand of local and nutritious food. Central to organization goals is the aggregation and distribution of locally produced food and farm related products from a multitude of diverse vendors, assisting area farmers and value added producers in growing and maintaining a sustainable business model.

Check out Employment Opportunities for job openings with the QCFH and area organizations engaged in education and local food.

QCFH is an equal opportunity employer.

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November 29th, Shop Small Business Saturday

Shop Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 29th, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Freight House Local Marketplace

What happens when you shop local?

shop small 21. More of your money will be kept in your local economy
For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community. What happens when you spend that same $100 at a national chain? Only $43 stays in the community.

2. You embrace what makes your community unique
You wouldn’t want your house to look like everyone else’s in the U.S. So why would you want your community to look that way?

3. You create local jobs
Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for your neighbors. When you shop locally, you help create jobs for teachers, firemen, police officers, and many other essential professions.

4. You help the environment 
Buying from a locally owned business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation and less
packaging.

5. You nurture community
Local business owners know you, and you know them. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains.

6. You conserve your tax dollars
Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money available to beautify your community. Also, spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong— in your community!

7. You create more choice
Locally owned businesses pick the items and products they sell based on what they know you like and want. Local businesses carry a wid­er array of unique products because they buy for their own individual markets.

8. You took advantage of their expertise
You are their friends and neighbors, and locally owned businesses have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. They’re passionate about what they do. Why not take advantage of it?

9. You invested in entrepreneurship
Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy is founded upon. Nurturing local business en­sures a strong community.

10. You made your community a destination
The more interesting and unique our community, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. This benefits everyone!

*Source: Civic Economics – Andersonville Study of Retail Economics

In 2013 – 2014 70% of purchases through QCFH Local Market Store supported over 100 small local businesses. Quad Cities area farmers, bakers, bee keepers, fiber artists, soap and candle makers, sewers, potters, and artisans… small business people from our local community.

Save the date and join us on November 29th at the Freight House Local Marketplace as we celebrate our local entrepreneurs!

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JOIN THE QUAD CITIES FOOD HUB TEAM!

 QCFH is hiring!

The Quad Cities Food Hub is a non-profit, community-based initiative designed to strengthen our local food system by expanding opportunities in both the delivery and demand of local and nutritious food. Central to organization goals is the aggregation and distribution of locally produced food and farm related products from a multitude of diverse vendors, assisting area farmers and value added producers in growing and maintaining a sustainable business model.

Quad Cities Food Hub is now accepting applications for the following positions: Aggregation and Distribution Drivers, Education Coordinator, Kitchen Coordinator, Marketing and IT Specialist, Retail Market Associates, and Market Store Team Leaders.

For more information visit http://www.qcfoodhub.com/employment-opportunities

Applications available at the QCFH Local Market Store: 421 W River Drive, Davenport, Iowa

Quad Cities Food Hub is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Must apply in person.

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Gardener’s Potluck and Harvest Feast

NOVEMBER 13th 6-8PM
Gardener’s Potluck and Harvest Feast

A pot-luck style dinner featuring potato and squash soups, with apple crisp for desert. There is no cost for the Harvest Feast – just bring yourself, a dish to share, and your own table service.

Drop-ins are welcome. No pre-registration required.

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by a grant to EICCD
from the U.S. Institute of
Museum and Library Services
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New_RDA_Logo (2)QCFH Shared Use Kitchen,
made possible by grants from
the Riverboat Development Authority &
United States Department of Agriculture

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PRESERVING SQUASH AND PUMPKIN

Canning Series  – Session II
Tuesday night’s the new party night!

October 21st:
Preserving Pumpkin and Squash 6-9PM 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJoin Kim, our resident canning guru, on Tuesday evenings (6-9 PM)  – September 30th through October 28th for Session II and a five week series of community canning parties at QCFH! We’ll provide everything you need, including party coordinators to assist those who have never canned before.

  • October 21st: Preserving Squash and Pumpkin
  • November 13th (6:00 – 8:00 PM): Harvest Feast and Gardener’s Potluck
    A pot-luck style dinner featuring potato and squash soups, with apple crisp for desert. There is no cost for the Harvest Feast – just bring yourself, a dish to share, and your own table service.

Stay tuned to QCFH’s website and Facebook page for updates on party nights and times.

Drop-ins are welcome. No pre-registration required.

SCENE LogoThis program made possible, in part,
by a grant to EICCD
from the U.S. Institute of
Museum and Library Services
Print

New_RDA_Logo (2)QCFH Shared Use Kitchen,
made possible by grants from
the Riverboat Development Authority &
United States Department of Agriculture