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A new Warehouse Manager at MFB Arizona

Love of the Lord and warehouse experience brought John Gast to Midwest Food Bank Arizona. John became the new Warehouse Manager in March. John was born and raised in Arizona. He went to high school in Moon Valley, where he played football and wrestled. He became a 2010 state champion wrestler. John graduated high school and went into college. ...

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Notes from MFB Disaster Relief recipients

"As a faith-based organization, it is the mission of Midwest Food Bank to share the love of Christ by alleviating hunger and malnutrition locally and throughout the world and providing disaster relief; all without discrimination." At Midwest Food Bank, we are in the business of providing food for those in need. But as our mission statement says, ou...

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Safe environments for MFB volunteers and partners

Sharing the love of Christ by alleviating hunger is core to the mission of Midwest Food Bank. "Serving Those in Need" is the first of our values. Care for our food recipients is at the core of everything we do. This same loving care extends to our volunteers, our nonprofit partners, and our staff. Providing a safe environment is one of the ways Mid...

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Donor Advised Funds (DAF) a way to partner with MFB

Midwest Food Bank values our donors and we steward every gift with integrity. We frequently receive questions about various ways to give to MFB and one mechanism - Donor-Advised Funds - is a way donors have partnered with MFB to achieve their giving goals and benefit our mission. A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows yo...

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5 ways to celebrate your birthday with MFB

Young and old, child and adult, we all love celebrating a birthday! At Midwest Food Bank, we enjoy celebrating with you. Here are 5 ways we equip you to celebrate your own birthday or someone else's: 1. Tribute Gift: When you donate online, you can make your gift a tribute to celebrate a birthday. Midwest Food Bank will send a card to the person yo...

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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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