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Midwest Food Bank recognized by Forbes and Business.org

Late in 2019, two business publications have recently had favorable things to say about Midwest Food Bank. Business.org published a list of "The Best Charities for Your Money in Every State." Midwest Food Bank was selected as the best charity for your money in Illinois. Based on transparency and program expense, each of the fifty charitie...
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MFB featured on Moody Bible Radio

Moody Bible Radio recently featured the work of Midwest Food Bank through a conversation with John Whitaker, Executive Director of the Indiana location. John shared with listeners the impact of MFB in Indiana, nationally and internationally. He also talked about how God makes himself known through MFB as well as ways to partner financially and thro...
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MFB partners with FOP to help local church

The gifts were wrapped and the Christmas care packages organized at the Church of Lord of Jesus Christ in Indianapolis. The congregation continued their work as they mourned the tragic death of their assistant pastor, Chris Smith. Smith was shot and killed at his own bachelor party on Nov. 29.Then, less than a week before Christmas, a fire cau...
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Caterpillar Global Information Team blesses local students

Hope Packs, Midwest Food Bank's weekend feeding program for students, recently received a boost from the Global Information Services team from Caterpillar Inc. The team purchased, packed and donated over 9,000 meal packs to MFB Peoria.Each of the donated meal packs has two hot meals, two hot breakfast items, shelf-stable fruit, fruit snacks, j...
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A Baby So Helpless, So Meek and So Mild

by John Whitaker, MFB Indiana Executive DirectorA baby so helpless, so meek and so mildWas sent as a Savior, came to earth as a child.It was a manger that first held the redemption for sin,Prepared before time, Christ's earthly life would begin.He was born of a virgin and admired by kings; In His life he would do some miraculous things.He would liv...
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MFB Texas Partnership Gathering

Midwest Food Bank Texas hosted a Partners Gathering on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19. The goal of the event was three-fold.  Guests included corporate employee partners, non-profit agencies and MFB Board members. During the program, Rich Stoller, Texas Board President, shared the heart of how the division was started. Daniel Pres...
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Tender Mercies presented at Wote, Kenya

On November 12, 2019, Godwin Matswa, Kapu Africa (MFB East Africa) employee, was invited by the department of Gender (People with Disabilities) in Makueni County to inform others about Tender Mercies, MFB's packaged meal.Godwin drove for two and a half hours to Wote, a town which is the headquarters of Makueni County. ...
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MFB East Africa participates in World Food Day 2019

Kapu Africa (Midwest Food Bank East Africa) Was fortunate to be a part of World Food Day 2019, an event observed in over 150 countries. Although the date is October 16, MFB was there a day early to participate in meetings and discussions. Christine Mutsoli, Executive Director of Kapu Africa, was part of the 'Policy Dialogue Workshop' whose the...
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MFB Peoria receives the Dennis Steele Outstanding Philanthropic Organization award

The Central Illinois Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is one of 230 chapters worldwide. It encompasses a broad spectrum of professional experience and backgrounds, representing the areas of health, human services, education, religion, and the arts. It is committed to the advancement of philanthropy and ethical fundraisi...
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MFB Peoria and East Africa receive grant from the Caterpillar Foundation

Together. Stronger. That is how the Caterpillar Foundation approaches partnerships. The recent $256,000 donation from the Cat Foundation to Midwest Food Bank puts that call into action. The donation will be used 100 percent for the purchase of food for the Peoria and East Africa locations of MFB. Locally, the donation will be used for pro...
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MFB Florida partnership with Agape Flights blessing many

At Midwest Food Bank, we are thankful for partners who can get the food we supply into the hands of those who need it. Agape Flights fills a unique need by airlifting food into difficult-to-reach areas.In November, MFB Florida provided over 950 pounds of snack food items to Agape Flights. They were able to get the food to Les Cayes, Haiti, where it...
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MFB Florida hosts appreciation luncheon

The work of Midwest Food Bank Florida is only possible by the grace of God and the assistance of an army of dedicated people. Generous donors provide the means to run the operation and procure food. Volunteers manage a number of tasks that would normally be done by paid staff. Our partner agencies take the food and place it in the hands of those in...
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MFB Bloomington-Normal adds West Virginia remote distribution

Midwest Food Bank has begun a monthly remote distribution in Belle, WV, 12 miles south east of Charleston. Once a month, a truckload of food will travel to Belle for a single day distribution. There are currently 12 partner agencies who will receive the food to distribute to those in need. The first truckload of food will leave MFB Bloomington-Norm...
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MFB Nutrition interns add support

We continue to utilize the help of volunteer nutrition and dietetics interns to enrich our services to the pantries we serve. This semester's interns have pioneered a new agency/client newsletter, featuring powerhouse foods, recipes featuring products we distribute, and food safety tips. They have also made themselves available to our agencies by p...
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MFB Peoria says goodbye to faithful volunteer

Midwest Food Bank could not function without the many volunteers that serve on a regular basis. We have been blessed with many long standing, faithful volunteers.Kenny Holstrom was one of those core volunteers. After many years of volunteer service, Kenny recently went home to be with the Lord at the age of 91. He was much loved by any and all. Ken...
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Sharing the Blessings Banquet a success

Our final event for the year 2019 ended with a lovely banquet to benefit Midwest Food Bank Peoria and Morton. We were thrilled to be able to host the banquet in our newly renovated Peoria warehouse space. Prospect Sound and Lighting assisted with the banquet set up. Dinner guests began their evening with scrumptious hors d'oeuvres as they ming...
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Haiti update - 4th Quarter 2019

Unrest, violent demonstrations, and road closures continue unabated in Haiti at this writing. This has brought Haiti to the brink of a humanitarian crisis as the flow and availability of food, fuel, medical supplies, and potable water is disrupted. Inflation is skyrocketing further exacerbating access to food and medical necessities, and general ov...
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KAR Global hosts a "Foodless Food Drive" for MFB Inidiana

A foodless food drive? That's exactly what KAR Global (karglobal.com) did to benefit Midwest Food Bank, Indiana. Instead of collecting canned food items the company asked employees to donate financially and leverage the buying power of Midwest Food Bank.Over $24,000 was given by KAR Global employees this fall. During the last nine years KAR ha...
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MFB Indiana supplies Food 4R Souls

Here at Midwest Food Bank we have a front row seat to the many food pantries throughout Indiana that are the boots on the ground in the war against hunger and poverty.We recently were able to add Food 4R Souls to the list of pantries that receive food from MFB Indiana. Located in Austin, Indiana, Food 4R Souls serve about 200 families each mon...
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Harvest of Blessings a success

 Midwest Food Bank Georgia was blessed with 170 guests and speaker Trudy Cathy White in October for our Annual Harvest of Blessings dinner at the warehouse. White is the daughter of Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy and a native Georgian.As a business founded on Christian principles as well as meeting the needs of others, families ...
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