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As the saying goes, "Everything's better with bacon". And now, a new festival in Davenport is helping make life better for Quad Citians in need.

The first annual Big Bacon Bonanza was held Saturday at the RiverCenter to raise funds and awareness of Churches United of the Quad City Area and its Hunger and Shelter ministries.

Hundreds of bacon lovers came out for the bacon-themed festival, enjoying everything from bacon sandwiches to bacon vodka.

Vendors sold bacon shirts, jewelry, and even bacon deodorant.

Organizers say they love the idea of "bacon a difference".

"All of the funds are going to stay here. One of the things we talked about with making a difference was that it's locals supporting locals, so none of the money goes anywhere else," said Thea Hansen-Bettis, outreach and special events coordinator for Churches United.

Churches United serves more than two-dozen food pantries and meal sites, along with a women's shelter in our area.

Organizers say they're hoping to raise between five and seven thousand dollars from this debut event.

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