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Hurricane Florence Relief

Midwest Food Bank is actively involved in Hurricane Florence relief. We will be posting updates and volunteer opportunities here. We appreciate your interest and your involvement.  To learn more and/or to donate visit: https://midwestfoodbank.org/hurricane-florence-relief Thank you!  
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Jubilee of Cherries

A Midwest Food Bank staff member was out serving in the community recently and was speaking with an individual about her walk with Christ. During their conversation, the woman told the following story: Her family member volunteers at a food pantry in the area and had just received a lot of fresh, dark red cherries from Midwest Food Bank to distribu...
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Kind Harvest

Thank you for your interest in Kind Harvest, an open-air meal benefitting Midwest Food Bank You are cordially invited to the inaugural Kind Harvest, an open-air meal on Monument Circle in Downtown Indianapolis^. Join us for a beautiful night, complete with a fresh, hand-crafted meal in one of our city's most iconic settings—but the true purpose of ...
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Monsoon Disaster Relief

During the evening on August 2, a powerful monsoon storm swept through the Phoenix area. The hardest hit area was just southwest of Phoenix in Rainbow Valley. Fierce winds and rain destroyed at least 15 homes and damaged many others. When the news hit, Midwest Food Bank immediately reached out to the on-site support team with the American Red Cross...
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Partnership With United Way

​ Midwest Food Bank Florida was officially introduced as a United Way partner in June. We are very excited about this partnership, as it will allow us to better serve those in our community. Most people know that United Way puts their partners through a thorough vetting process. Local UW volunteers examine the books of each partner. They also visit...
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Memories that count

Making memories that count    Having a heart for the kingdom and his students, Craig Stickling, Counselor of Broadmoor Junior High School, brought a group of 40 students to Midwest Food Bank in Bloomington-Normal. In three hours, they bagged 1,500 pounds of cereal for individual agencies and families. "I challenge our kids to really refle...
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Trusting the Spirit

When Deidra Johnson saw an acquaintance at a school sporting event in Springfield she started a normal conversation, "How are you? I haven't seen you in a while." She quickly learned that this person had recently taken in five children from a family that was experiencing some difficult situations. In addition to her own children, this woman needed ...
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A grateful parent

Land of Promise is an organization committed to help those in need put food on the table, and has been a partner of Midwest Food Bank in the Georgia Division since 2014. The founder, Veronica Mounts, reports that they serve 1000 people each month through Nourish the Need Food Backpack Program. LaToya, a caring parent, contacted Land of Promise via ...
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Blessing and being blessed

Several Midwest Food Bank locations offer assistance to school children in need. The Backpack Program in the Bloomington-Normal division provides help to 2,635 students in 33 local schools. Students who qualify for free breakfast and lunch at the schools receive food. Volunteers come to Midwest Food Bank for a distribution of products that are shel...
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Helping D.D. feed her family

Here's is a story told by one of our partner agencies: D.D. Barber has received food for a family of eight from the South Fort Myers Food Pantry since we opened in 2010. The family has a multitude of health issues. D.D. was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago, her husband is bed ridden with heart failure, her daughter has digestive problems...
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Thanks for Disaster Relief

Two category 4 hurricanes hitting the United States within two weeks created an opportunity for Midwest Food Bank to share God's love. Our partnership with The Salvation Army allows us to offer help early and often. Loads of family food boxes, hygiene kits and cleaning supplies were sent to victims of both Harvey (Texas) and Irma (Florida). In all ...
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It started with a turkey

Several time a year, Midwest Food Bank, partnering with Spread Truth Ministries, travels to New York City, NY, to deliver food and hope in the form of the gospel to those in need in the city. The mid-November trip is focused on distributing turkeys for Thanksgiving. We sometimes wonder what effect (if any), this project has on the lives of those re...
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Tornado Survivor

Tonight my wife and I had one of your dinners. It was a prepackaged chicken and rice hot meal and it was very good. I couldn't tell you how I got it but it was given to me after the tornado in Joplin, in May 2011. The tornado changed my life completely, and God has been good and faithful in all of it. The tornado destroyed my house and I lost a wif...
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A Helping Hand

  "Recently we had a family where the father lost his job and did not qualify for food stamps, because of unemployment! He came in for the first time and was so blessed to receive: detergent, food, bread, and even birthday cake for his 6 yr old daughter. It put a smile on his day and lots of tears from his eyes. Thank you again, MFB rocks."
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International Relief

Phillipine Relief In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devastated large portions of southeast Asia, in particular, the Philippines (where it is known as Typhoon Yolanda). We responded to the disaster back then and continue to support the rebuilding effort. Earlier in February, a shipping container from MFB arrived in the Philippines. The load in February includ...
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Lemonade Stand for Hunger

A donation from the heart One young, generous heart has started a big project. Third-grader Kate Sweitzer was touring Midwest Food Bank's Georgia Divisionwhen she heard about a need. Executive Director Will Garner was telling Kate's class about the operation of the food bank. As he was sharing the vision for the future and the need for a loading do...
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Mobile Blessings

Midwest Food Bank Florida began hosting mobile food pantries in Lehigh Acres and Immokalee in June. Volunteers Al Chilsom and Deb Dahlke, part of the Servants of Christ Outreach, conduct the pantries. They schedule the pantries and staff them with volunteers. MFB sends a truck laden with food to the mobile pantry location. As a refrigerated truck, ...
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Unexpected Blessings

So often it is the unexpected that is the greatest blessing. On June 28, Midwest Food Bank Arizona held its first off-site packing activity at the Desert Financial corporate offices in Tempe, AZ. Just 2 ½ weeks earlier a representative of Desert Financial was passing by MFB in Arizona and stopped in to see if we could fill the event gap left by ano...
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Collingsworth Family Concert

What a night! Praising the Lord with the Collingsworth Family is so special to MFB every year. Thanks for all that raised the roof at Bethany Baptist Church in Edwards, IL for this sold-out fundraising concert. We look forward to hosting the Collingsworth Family again next June.   View Video from the event
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Welcome Patrick to the Team

In June, Midwest Food Bank welcomed Patrick Hodgkinsas the new Executive Director of the Arizona location. His background includes operations management rolesfor a variety of industries and in pastoral and Christian camping roles. Most recently, Patrick was the regional manager of Feed My Starving Children. While there, he increased their internati...
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