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Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday

Join Midwest Food Bank for Giving Tuesday

The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving comes after a long weekend of consuming. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday offer us an opportunity to bless our loved ones with gifts. Giving Tuesday presents a palate-cleansing time to think of those in need.

TenderMercies.LogoThis year, Midwest Food Bank is joining the growing list of givers. We have set a goal of providing One Million Tender Mercies meals to hungry people. With your help, we can do it.

the bowl smallerTender Mercies, a nutritious and tasty rice and beans meal, is packaged at Midwest Food Bank and distributed to our partnering agencies to give to the hungry. It costs only 15¢ per meal. One million people can be fed for only $150,000. Your Giving Tuesday donation will provide those meals.

Please join us in feeding a meal to one million people. Any donations given through the form below, will go toward the Giving Tuesday goal. Together, we can bring hope to hungry.

We aren’t alone in this endeavor. Generous donors have pledged to match the funds that are raised for Midwest Food Bank on Giving Tuesday up to $75,000!  This means your donation will have doubled impact.    So, for Midwest Food Bank to reach our goal of $150,000 for One Million Meals, we will need to raise $75,000 on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019.

$75,000 in Matching Gifts + $75,000 in donations = One Million Meals  

Every dollar you donate is double the impact!

Together we can do this!

If you'd rather mail a donation, please send it to Midwest Food Bank, 700 Erie Avenue, Morton, IL 61550. Please put "#GivingTuesday" on the memo line.

 

Volunteer at Midwest Food Bank

Generosity comes in all forms. Everyone has something to give. You can contribute monetary donations, volunteer time or expertise, or perform simple acts of kindness.  Join us at our upcoming Tender Mercies Packing Events to volunteer with Midwest Food Bank

·        Morton, Illinois - Friday, November 22nd from 2:00 – 4:00 PM  - Click here to register

·        Bloomington/Normal, Illinois - Wednesday, November 27th from 9:00 – 11:00 AM and 12:30 – 2:30 PM - Click here to register

·        Peoria, Illinois - Friday, December 20th from - Click here to register

·        Peachtree City, Georgia – Saturday, December 14th  from 9:00 – 11:00 AM and 1:00 – 3:00 PM - EVENT FULL

If these times or locations don’t work for you, let’s find a time that can!  Learn more about our volunteer opportunities here: Volunteer at MFB click here

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Let’s have some fun!

We have a few tools to help you spread the word to your friends and family on social media. Click here to learn how to place a MFB frame on your Facebook profile photo. Take an “UNselfie,” a photo of a charitable act with our UNselfie page. On your posts, usUnselfie LO RESe these hashtags: #GivingTuesday, #GivingFoodDay, and #MidwestFoodBank.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

 

 

See what the agencies say

Midwest Food Bank distributes Tender Mercies through partner not-for-profit agencies and food pantries.  To learn more about Tender Mercies meal distribution to those in need, click here.   

 

Giving Tuesday Partner Toolkit

Click here to learn how your organization can support Midwest Food Bank on Giving Tuesday to sponsor One Million Meals.

 

Thank you to our sponsors  

 (Matching Sponsor details, click here.)

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