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MFB wins State Farm Holiday Classic tournament

Midwest Food Bank was the winner of the State Farm Holiday Classic basketball tournament in 2020. While the tournament was canceled, the committee decided to honor the tradition of the tournament by organizing its first food drive, benefitting Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal. Organizers asked teams that would have participated in the tour...
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MFB Bloomington-Normal honors 2020's Volunteers of the Year

Midwest Food Bank, Bloomington-Normal kicked off 2021 by honoring volunteers of the year. Three volunteers were recognized on Jan. 6. Danny Isle - Danny volunteers in Fairfield, a remote distribution site for Bloomington-Normal, and has been serving at that location since it started. He is on-site to help other volunteers and he does main...
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Frisbee Fundraising for MFB Peoria

We love it when people have fun while raising funds! The Peoria Frisbee Club hosted a disc golf event that raised $8,200 for Midwest Food Bank, Peoria. The temperatures were cold but warm hearts prevailed at the Peoria Ice Bowl on Jan. 2 at Bradley Park. A little snow and a high temperature of 32 degrees didn't stop participants from...
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Mary Ann gives a warm welcome at MFB Morton

Thanks to Mary Ann Preston, a warm welcome and friendly smile greets visitors to Midwest Food Bank Morton. Mary Ann volunteers three days each week at the front desk. She not only welcomes guests in person and on the phone, but she also uses her beautiful penmanship to write "thank you" notes to volunteers and donors. "I volunteer because I en...
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God's timing at MFB Morton

There were many challenges during 2020, and here at Midwest Food Bank Morton, it was no exception. However, as we look back on last year, God kept reminding us that He had it handled. "If I just stayed out of the way and didn't allow myself to get stressed, I could enjoy watching how God is always in control," says Gail Thorson, Tender Mercies...
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Share Partner Profile: Small gifts can have a big impact

At Midwest Food Bank, Share Partners make a continual positive impact. They donate a set amount on a regular schedule - weekly, monthly, or quarterly. If you think our Share Partners are all wealthy retirees giving huge amounts, we'd like to introduce you to Allysha. Allysha Nordyke lives in Los Angeles, CA, and works for the government. She i...
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MFB opens a new location in Connecticut

 As the pandemic continues, more people are learning about food insecurity and understanding what existed before COVID-19 and how more families now need assistance. A group of people in Connecticut are not just learning. They are taking action. Their willingness to serve is the reason Midwest Food Bank announced the opening of a...
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The CARES Act tax break benefits MFB and our donors

While the impact of the Coronavirus Relief bill of March 2020 had far-reaching effects, there is a lesser-known benefit in the bill. It's a benefit that helps charitable givers AND charities $300 Charitable Giving Deduction Taxpayers who don't itemize their deductions (that's most of us) can take advantage of a special $300 tax deduction. In t...
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Kapu Africa partner helping the differently-abled

Differently-abled children (those with special needs and disabilities) face great hardship in the Kibera slum of Nairobi. They are often left at home while parents struggle to find daily work. Kapu Africa is blessed to partner with a nonprofit agency that includes the differently-abled in their ministry. We give them Tender Mercies, our nutritious ...
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MFB Morton blessed through grants from the Morton Community Foundation

Standing together to meet the needs - that's what the financial support of the Morton Community Foundation means to Midwest Food Bank Morton. This year, MFB has received a total of $13,500 from the Morton Community Foundation. The Foundation can gather the funds and MFB can turn that money into meals for people that were impacted by the pandemic an...
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Eli's Donation Creation benefits MFB Morton

You can have your coffee and drink it, too!  Maybe that's cake, but anyway, you don't have to give up your coffee to make a donation to a local organization. Eli's Coffee in Morton has a Donation Creation each month and local organizations receive a portion of the profits.  Midwest Food Bank is the November recipient and the Donation Crea...
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New space allowing MFB Indiana more volunteer groups

MFB Indiana recently expanded into a second warehouse (story here). This new space has allowed us to host larger groups. Recently, we had the blessing of being able to fill Disaster Relief boxes to be distributed through our partnership with The Salvation Army. In October, over 1,200 Family Food Boxes were filled by a variety of volunteer groups. T...
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MFB Indiana Volunteer spotlight: Jeff Davis

Here at Midwest Food Bank, we can't say enough about the many volunteers that walk through our door. They not only do essential tasks but their attitudes and spirit are beyond measure. Jeff Davis is one of those volunteers.  We were humbled recently to learn he shared his thoughts about MFB in a letter to the editor, Indianapolis Star. Here is...
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Leave a prayer, take a prayer

We all have seen them. The little penny dish at your local gas station or convenience store.The one when you get that icy cold beverage and you end up with a fistful of change. Or when we find ourselves just a little short when the tax is figured in and we need that penny or two so we don't need to break our bigger bills. We think nothing of droppi...
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5 ways to champion Midwest Food Bank this holiday season

WOW, I HAD NO IDEA! These are the words that invariably come out of the mouth of first-time visitors to Midwest Food Bank. Do you remember the first time you walked in? Many in our local community and throughout the Greater Atlanta region have no idea of the magnitude of goodness that is happening every day in a small warehouse in Peachtree City, G...
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MFB Florida hosts Volunteer Lunch

Over 99¢ of each dollar donated goes toward our programs and services. How are we able to do that? Volunteers! Our dedicated volunteers do everything - answering phones, packing and distributing food, driving forklifts and semis, and so much more. Due to pandemic safety protocols, our volunteers have been stretched thin this year. To thank them, MF...
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MFB Texas hires operations manager

Midwest Food Bank Texas welcomes Ken Fickle to the staff. He will serve as the Operations Manager overseeing all aspects of the warehouse as well as provide support for the growing volunteer base. His professional experience in transportation, supply chain logistics, and inventory controls will be an asset to our organization. "I have tol...
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MFB Haiti supporting new partnering ministries

As COVID grinds on and brings growing anxiousness and hardship to much of the world, MFB Haiti is thankful to report that year-over-year our sea-container shipments of food to Haiti have doubled. In 2020, over 160 tons of food relief have been shipped, received, and distributed by our Haiti faith-based partners. Nearly three-quarters of the shipmen...
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God's love is multiplied at the MFB Peoria

Mid-March 2020 at the very beginning of the Pandemic, Bill Wuthrich heard through Pete Brown, a volunteer driver at Midwest Food Bank Peoria, of the great need for warehouse people. Two of the three main people were out of the picture due to heart surgery and Covid 19 quarantine. Bill started volunteering forty hours a week. A month later, Sandy Je...
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MFB Pennsylvania welcomes two new employees

We continue taking steps toward the opening of Midwest Food Bank Pennsylvania. We would like to introduce two more employees that are helping launch that location and populate our staff. Janice Reinke - Agency and Volunteer Coordinator. Janice will be working with our food partners and also coordinating volunteer activities in the warehou...
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