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MFB earns Charity Navigator 4-Star ranking for ninth consecutive year

Midwest Food Bank has again received a coveted four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation's top charity evaluator. MFB has received this recognition every year since 2011. Only 4% of charities are given a four-star rating for nine consecutive years. The rating is based on MFB's demonstration of robust financial health a...
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Share Partner appreciates the passion of MFB volunteers and employees

The passion of the Midwest Food Bank employees and volunteers is contagious. Just ask Jan Murphy, a Midwest Food Bank Share Partner (a donor offering a regularly scheduled contribution). She is the former Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. In 2018, ISU President, Larry Dietz, encour...
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Update from MFB Texas

Midwest Food Bank Texas continues to grow and serve communities. MFB Texas serves 100 partner agencies, more the double the amount served in January 2020. They are located in 40 counties. Over $14.8 million worth of food was distributed in 2020 - approximately 6 million pounds. The amount of high-nutrition produce, dairy, and protein food dist...
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MFB New England assembling an advisory board

Part of establishing a new Midwest Food Bank division is putting together a team of people who are passionate about the MFB mission. This includes advisory board members. MFB New England has four board members and will be announcing several additional ones soon. Current board members include: Brent Walder, President. Brent is an executive coach, le...
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NCAA, Coca-Cola Corporation donate drinks to MFB Indiana

In partnership with the Coca-Cola organization, the NCAA recently contacted Midwest Food Bank Indiana with good news. A donation of products was being made for the food recipients we serve weekly. Over 100 pallets of Coke sports drinks and various Coke products, nearly five semi loads were donated. When a community comes together, it's a ...
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MFB Indiana provides relief to Eastern Kentucky

Between February 21 and March 1, the people of eastern Kentucky experienced multiple ice storms and floods. Due to the severe weather, residents were left without electricity, homes were damaged or lost, and roads were washed away. Marin County, in particular, is already considered one of the poorest counties in the United States. Pa...
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Update from MFB Pennsylvania

Midwest Food Bank Pennsylvania has seen first-hand the increasing need for food in our neighborhoods and communities. MFB Pennsylvania officially started distribution in January of this year and in one month, the value of the food distributed increased 80%. In February alone, the value of the food distributed equaled $475,000. We anticipa...
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Jan Young hired as MFB New England Executive Director

Jan Young has been hired as the Executive Director of the New England Division. Jan was previously employed as VP of Engineering for a growing software development company.  As a Central Illinois native, she had a basic familiarity with MFB. She learned a tremendous amount about food insecurity in the fall of 2020 as the volunteer project...
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Single-serving size Tender Mercies created

Quick, easy, and nutritious were the thoughts behind Midwest Food Bank developing a single serving, microwaveable version of our Tender Mercies meal. "For kids or people living alone, the family-size bag of Tender Mercies wasn't the right fit," says Gail Thorson, Tender Mercies coordinator for MFB. "Because the product can be made in the microwave ...
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Volunteers make MFB Morton remodel happen

If you stop by the Midwest Food Bank Morton, you'll notice some changes. Volunteers and staff have been busy with updates to the office areas, community room, and warehouse. As always, MFB volunteers and generous donors made this project possible. The Morton location has experienced growth both in volunteers and staff, so additional offices were ma...
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MFB Haiti serves children like Silvanie

Silvanie's mother lived in a tiny village on the bank of the Bouyaha River when she gave birth in September of 2002. Because healthcare is rare and unaffordable; a few days later Silvanie's mother died of complications.  Her grandmother tried desperately to keep Silvanie alive, but with no milk to give an infant she knew it was impossible. At ...
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Kapu Africa (MFB East Africa) blessed to partner with The Desirable Place

For street children in East Africa, there is somewhere to go. It's called The Desirable Place, an organization that is tackling the many obstacles these children face. When The Desirable Place started in 2018 they wanted to feed street children with food and the Gospel. They learned that feeding them was just the beginning. These children lack shel...
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Prayer leads new Agency Coordinator to MFB Peoria

MFB Peoria is excited to have a new Agency Coordinator, Michelle Hatfield. Michelle began here on March 8, 2021. Previously, she worked in retail management and church administration.  Out of the blue, a friend told Michelle about the opening at MFB. It was right before a planned week of prayer and fasting. Michelle's husband, Dan, thought it ...
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Volunteers vital to MFB Georgia

Volunteers make it happen at Midwest Food Bank. Their dedication and commitment during a pandemic were crucial for MFB to continue our mission. "While COVID did change our operations, we never closed our doors. This is due, in large part, to the faithful support of our volunteers," says Will Garner, Executive Director. MFB records volunteer hours a...
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FGCU intern brings passion to MFB Florida

MFB Florida welcomes a new intern, Michelle Mendoza. A senior at FGCU, Michelle is majoring in Communications with a concentration in public relations. Michelle is interning at Midwest Food Bank as a means of getting experience in the nonprofit world. She has a particular interest in the structure and operations of nonprofits. Michelle is glad...
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Sponsors, volunteers make the MFB Florida fundraiser a success

Like many other businesses and nonprofits, the Covid pandemic brought MFB Florida into uncharted waters. We needed to adapt our annual fundraising efforts to a hybrid model that ensured safety and success for all. Our two-part effort consisted of a 3-day Virtual Auction with over 80 unique items to suit all budgets and interests. There wa...
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Cultivate Goodness blesses Midwest Food Bank Arizona

A couple of years ago, friends Kelly and Carrie started hosting potluck lunch dates and invited other service-minded women to attend. They wanted to learn how they could help people in their own community and then take action on what they learned. The result was Cultivate Goodness, a nonprofit organization that seeks out needs in the community and ...
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MFB sends Disaster Relief to Texas

 Every county in Texas was under a state of emergency following a rare winter storm in mid-February. The heavy snow, ice, and bitterly cold temperatures caused widespread damage as water pipes froze in many locations. Millions were left without power for several days. Midwest Food Bank was ready to respond when partner The Salvation Army reque...
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MFB Bloomington-Normal Food Distribution in East St. Louis

It's a great day when Midwest Food Bank helps distribute food to people that need it. Normally, MFB gives food to our partner nonprofits and they distribute it to the recipients. But in late February, MFB, the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation, the City of East St. Louis, and the NAACP of East St. Louis worked together to give food to 1,000...
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Flooding interrupts MFB Bloomington-Normal partner distribution

Historic flooding in Kentucky has disrupted the most basic way of life for thousands of people. The flooding has caused mudslides, closed basic businesses, and required people to leave their homes. Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal continues to respond to the disaster and look for ways to get food and supplies into the area. Typically, MFB ...
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