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Volunteers, donors make Gala a success

Midwest Food Bank Bloomington Normal held their annual Gala Dinner and Auction on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Upon arriving, guests enjoyed appetizers while perusing and bidding on silent auction items.  Upon being seated for the dinner,  Gala attendees heard a first-hand account of needs in their community. Megan Whitecotton from Danvers Co...
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Tender Mercies updates

Tender Mercies is a low-cost, highly nutritious meal consisting of rice, pre-cooked pinto beans, fortified chicken seasoning and a soy protein. Here are a number of recent developments with our Tender Mercies program: New logo, new look! Tender Mercies has a new logo and bag design. Please have a look in the photo below. Labels with the new logo ar...
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Share Partners offer unique blessings to MFB

Midwest Food Bank donors come in all shapes and sizes (and amounts!). We appreciate the heart each one has for those struggling with food insecurity. Donated funds, great and small, are treated with respect and what we hope is good stewardship. ​ There is a unique subset of donors we'd like to take a moment to highlight. These are generous folks wh...
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Ashes to glory

"For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an  eternal glory that far outweighs them all."  -I Corinthians 4:17 In a catastrophic turn of events, Raber Packing Company of Peoria burned to the ground in November 2018. The owners have taken this momentary trouble and produced an eternal glory, by turning ...
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Phase Two of our remodel is underway

Midwest Food Bank Peoria  staff and volunteers are settling into newly renovated offices and community room. The  bright and open-aired space is refreshing . As with any remodel project, a few finishing touches are still needed .   Phase two of our renovation is in full-swing. Our old office space is being demolished to expand t...
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Unrest in Haiti provides opportunity

Food, fuel and water shortages continue in Haiti. This has been exacerbated by recent unrest, protest and road blockages. In the past 18 months, food prices have increased by more than 100%. A praise out of this otherwise desperate time is that Midwest Food Bank Haiti had a surplus inventory of 350 boxes of Tender Mercies (63,000 servings) at ...
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Pack-A-Pallet

On February 22 & 23, 2019, over 300 volunteers from Eastview Christian Church participated in a Tender Mercies Packing event called Pack-a-Pallet, at Midwest Food Bank's warehouse in Normal. The Friday night and Saturday day event was in partnership with Midwest Food Bank, Haitian Christian Ministries, and Eastview Church. Packing meals is one ...
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Partnership with Rozzika Gardens blesses children

At Midwest Food Bank East Africa, we are happy to receive any food donations we can pass along. We are especially delighted to be able to distribute quality, nutritious vegetables. For this reason, MFB values the partnership with Rozzika Gardens Ltd. Since opening in 2014, we have received fresh vegetables from the faithful donor. Rozzika Gardens w...
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Helping our neighbors

After the Lord opened many doors, Solid Rock House of God was started by Rev. David Sapata in 2010. The church sits in a low income community of Wichita Falls, TX, and has worked to provide ministries that help their neighbors.Rev. David says it was always on his heart to feed the hungry. Midwest Food Bank Texas has been able to expand the dream to...
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Shaping tomorrow's leaders

Investing time in someone is a great way to show you care. Lloyd Williams is investing in some young men in our community. Lloyd, a basketball coach, recently began using Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal's Community Center for basketball practice, bringing a group of eighth grade boys to play each week. Someone who does this must have a lot of ...
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Great day with our youth

It's a wonderful thing to see the joy on children's faces when they're volunteering. At Midwest Food Bank Georgia we recently had the opportunity to do this. Gary Eller, father of Spring Hill Elementary School teacher Jeff Eller, and MFB volunteer CDL driver took one of our semis to visit the school. About 30 of Jeff's 3rd-5th grade students w...
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Serving with a partner

In February, a Midwest Food Bank Georgia employee had the privilege of serving alongside one of our partner agencies. Operations Manager Lisa Lowther volunteered with Hearts of Love Outreach Ministries of Newman, GA. Joan and Marshall Lee, their family and a few dedicated volunteers serve families and individuals in need in their community wit...
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Rotary hosting opportunity

Midwest Food Bank Florida recently had the pleasure of hosting the meetings of two local Rotary clubs. Sunset Rotary of Cape Coral and Sunset Rotary of Fort Myers met in our facility. The meetings started with a time of open networking. Supper followed, and then a presentation by MFB. The meeting concluded with a tour of our facility and a que...
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Volunteers make Gala a success

Thank you to the many volunteers who made the Midwest Food Bank Florida's 4th Annual Gala and Auction so special. Maxine Schneider led a great team of volunteers. Special mention also goes to Carol Siegel for her support in many details. The Crowne Plaza in Bell Tower was the location this year,  the first time it was held  offsite. ...
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Huge volunteer group spreads hope

At Midwest Food Bank Arizona, we are grateful for our ongoing partnership with Sun Valley Community Church members. In February, two campuses of SVCC each brought 100 volunteers to work at MFB. When combined with our 50 regular volunteers, 250 people worked together for two hours, repackaging cereal and assembling snack packs for Hope Fest. Hope Fe...
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Spreading the story

  In February, Midwest Food Bank Arizona participated in the Arizona Trucking Association golf tournament at the historic Wigwam golf resort in Litchfield Park. We spent the day on the first tee, greeting participants and telling them about our mission. With over 100 golfers from all areas of the trucking industry, our "Rejected Loads" program...
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Oasis for our drivers

​ We appreciate the many truck drivers that make their way through our facility. Whether they are volunteer drivers or professionals bringing in a donated load, we want them to know they are valued. In February, Midwest Food Bank Arizona debuted its drivers lounge. What was an unused office space with a beautiful shower (installed by the previous o...
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Midwest Food Bank presents at Society of Women Engineers Conference

On March 1, Midwest Food Bank presented at the Society of Women Engineering (SWE) conference in St. Louis. The conference was a part of the SWE conference series, WE Local. Jada Hoerr, MFB's Development & Relations Director presented to SWE members in attendance on the topic of Food Insecurity and World Hunger. It attracted both professional an...
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Board meeting focused on Head & Heart

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety." -Proverbs 13:14​​ Midwest Food Bank's National Board met for an annual strategy session in February. The gathering of the nine board members was a time to reflect on the MFB mission and faithfully look forward to the future. Humbled by the growth in the ...
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Couple serves in a big way

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Midwest Food Bank. They are the reason over 99¢ of every dollar donated gos to serve those in need. They are vital to the success of this organization.  We are so thankful to see committed volunteers step up to the plate at our  newest location, MFB Texas.  Kathy and her husband, Don, are a g...
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