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MFB Haiti Update: Summer 2020

In these troubling times, driven largely by COVID-19, Midwest Food Bank Haiti is humbled by and grateful for our Haitian partners. They deliver MFB's Tender Mercies meals to the vulnerable and malnourished at the margins of Haiti society. Through July of this year our partners have delivered nearly 1.1 million Tender Mercies meals throughout H...
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MFB Texas summer 2020 update

Midwest Food Bank Texas has been providing relief to families suffering from food insecurity. The number of those families has increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With our participation in the USDA's Farmers to Families Food Box program (story here), we have increased our distributions. MFB Texas is now working Monday through Friday f...
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MFB Indiana blessed with extra space

The COVID crisis has created an increase in amount of food needed by our partner agencies. MFB Indiana has been able to provide this additional food with the help of generous donors and dedicated volunteers.This additional distribution has taxed our already tight operation. After learning of our need for space, long-time Midwest Food Bank supporter...
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Virtual Kind Harvest a success and inspiration

With a bit of creativity, the third annual Kind Harvest fundraising event will be remembered for years to come. Due to COVID-19, our shared table event was virtual this year. "The need has grown, so must the Harvest," was the theme for he night. Fanchon Stinger of Fox59 gave everyone a warm welcome.Participants enjoyed a hand-crafted char...
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MFB Indiana thankful for Pack the Pantries event

Pack the Pantries 2020 provided MFB Indiana a backdrop to tell the work being done in our community. It also gives people an opportunity to participate in a combined effort to alleviate hunger. Started by Mayor Greg Ballard 10 years ago, Pack the Pantries is a great example of a community uniting for a common goal. Held on July 1, the event ra...
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Young girls bring help and hope to MFB Peoria

We are so encouraged when we see young people involved in charitable work. It gives hope for the future.Recently, a group of girls aged 7-11 brainstormed a way to help people affected by COVID-19. With their parents permission, the girls made jewelry and sell it in their Morton, Illinois, neighborhood. Their parents helped them investigate and loca...
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Bob Gilmore and CEFCU make generous donations to MFB Peoria

It's hard to adequately thank the generosity of a couple recent donations to Midwest Food Bank Peoria. So, simply put, MFB thanks Bob Gilmore and the Gilmore Foundation and CEFCU. Bob Gilmore and the Gilmore Foundation donated $1 million to five local non-profit organizations to celebrate Bob's 100th birthday. MFB Peoria received $32...
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MFB Pennsylvania holds inaugural food distribution

Midwest Food Bank Pennsylvania introduced itself to the community and volunteers with their first food distribution beginning Saturday, June 20, 2020. During the two-day event the verse from I Peter 4:10 came to life - "Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms."Summ...
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MFB Pennsylvania Executive Director named

Please help us welcome Lori Renne, the Executive Director for Midwest Food Bank, Pennsylvania. Lori was born and raised in central Pennsylvania and is the youngest of eight children."We lived in a small house yet my parents instilled in us that there was always enough food and a seat at our table for anyone who needed it," says Lori.Before com...
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MFB Georgia breaking ground on new freezer and cooler

A HUGE "Thank you!" to all those who have contributed to our Impacting our Community Campaign. Phase I of this project is 90% funded. After much prayer and thoughtful consideration, we have decided to break ground and begin construction of Phase I, the large capacity Freezer and Refrigerator. With the challenges of the COVID-19 pande...
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Midwest Food Bank's unique Disaster Relief year

Typically, in July and August, Midwest Food Bank is preparing for the Disaster Relief we will provide during hurricane season. 2020 has been anything but typical.Much of our effort since March has been focused on Disaster Relief. The COVID-19 crisis has placed many people in a position of food insecurity. Thanks to your support, we have been b...
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Kapu Africa partner reaching a forgotten group

The Disabled Empowerment Society of Kenya (DIESK) has been reaching out to families of disabled people in Nairobi. Food insecurity is severe for those too disabled to work. The COVID pandemic has exacerbated the situation.DIESK carefully maps out households most at risk. Tender Mercies meals donated by Kapu Africa are given to these families. In ad...
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Kapu Africa meals being served with the gospel of Jesus

 Kapu Africa (Midwest Food Bank East Africa) was encouraged recently when a "thank you" letter arrived from an organization that rescues and rehabilitates children, youth and families living on the streets in Nairobi, Kenya."As we distribute the food we have been evangelizing to the street families whenever we get the opportunity, and a number...
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MFB Clay Shoot for Hunger a success

It was a beautiful day for shooting guns and raising funds. The 11th annual Clay Shoot for Hunger was held on June 13, 2020. All proceeds benefitted Peoria and Morton Midwest Food Banks.176 shooters took part in the event, which was held at the Oak Ridge Sportsman Club in Mackinaw, IL. Following the clay shoot, participants received a to-...
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Connecting with Dad at Midwest Food Bank

It's that time of year again. Articles with titles like "Top ten gifts for Dad" show up. They appear for a reason. It can be difficult finding a meaningful gift for a parent. Forgive us for adding one more suggestion to the mix.Some truly unique and purposeful time spent with Dad would be a gift to both the giver and recipient. What dad wouldn't ap...
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MFB East Africa seeing people come to Christ

While giving food to the hungry is the main thing Kapu Africa (Midwest Food Bank East Africa) does, there is a higher purpose behind it. The first part of our mission statement is "to share the love of Christ." Feeding hungry people is a step in drawing them to Christ.The Kenyan people have been under a strict lockdown due to COVID-19. This ha...
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MFB Texas welcomes new Executive Director

Midwest Food Bank is pleased to announce a new employee. David Emerson has been hired as Executive Director of Midwest Food Bank Texas. As Executive Director, he is responsible for ensuring MFB's food service programs are executed with efficient use of facilities, employees and volunteers. He is also responsible for budgeting, fundraising, communit...
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MFB Indiana getting a boost from the National Guard

Always ready, always there is how the National Guard describes themselves. At Midwest Food Bank we know this is true.Since the end of March and until the end of June, the Indiana National Guard is providing about 50 men and women every week day to help MFB in all aspects of warehouse management and food distribution. Due to COVID 19 regular MFB vol...
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MFB Florida mobile pantry makes a comeback

Midwest Food Bank, Florida had to take a timeout from providing food through the mobile pantry due to COVID 19. But, on May 16 the mobile pantry made a comeback delivering 750 meal kits, two pallets of water and one pallet each of bread and canned beans.This mobile pantry has been serving the region for about two years and typically operates on a m...
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MFB Haiti has two new partnerships

 Midwest Food Bank Haiti believes partnerships are beneficial to share the Gospel and feed people in Haiti. While feeding people - physically and spiritually is the mission of MFB - many of our partners have other components to their ministry like medical care, education, job training, shelter and basic needs like clothing. By walking alongsid...
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