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Helping Local Food Charities


Hunger and food insecurity are significant problems facing our communities. At Midwest Food Bank, we know that local food pantries are some of the most important community service programs a town can provide.

Who Does Midwest Food Bank Help?

Our organization has been fortunate enough to experience the joy of providing nutritious meals to over 4,000,000 people across the globe. By partnering with over 2,000 local agencies, our original mission of feeding hungry people in Central Illinois has far been surpassed. Today, approximately half of the food needed by our agency partners is provided by our distributions.

We have served nearly 300 counties across Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Tennessee. In recent years, we’ve been able to expand those efforts to help feed people as they recover from disasters in East Africa and Haiti.

Nonprofit agencies we partner with include:

  • Food Pantries
  • Soup Kitchens
  • Homeless Shelters
  • Residential Programs
  • Children Feeding Programs


Learn about some of the agency partners MFB supports in these brief videos:

Who Gets Food from Food Pantries?

Age Demographics:

  • 27% are children 0-12 years of age
  • 48% are 13-64 years of age
  • 19% are seniors aged 65+

Ethnicity Demographics:

  • 35% are Caucasian
  • 29% are African American
  • 20% are Hispanic 
  • 16% identify as mixed-race or other


Learn about the impact of Midwest Food Bank from our food recipients: 

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“Our hope is to help bridge the gap between prosperity and poverty in our community.”

–David Kieser, Founder and National Board President

If you are a not-for-profit agency or food pantry that would like help from Midwest Food Bank, we've made it easy to start the conversation with an online interest form. We look forward to hearing from you.