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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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Double volunteer Rosemary a blessing to MFB Arizona

About three years ago Rosemary Glithero was asked to help with food boxes at the food pantry at her church, St. Matthew United Methodist. She had no idea where it came from. That request was followed by another when Midwest Food Bank Arizona reached out to St. Matthew to request volunteers. Rosemary answered that call, too. Today, she is ...

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MFB Georgia receives an encouraging gift

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14 Jesus used the pure love and faith of children as an example for adults. And still today children have much to teach us. A recent donation from 10-year-old Colton Nirenberg touched our hearts at Midwest Fo...

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Kapu Africa (MFB East Africa) partner showing Love In Deed

"He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor." 1 Samuel 2:8 "God, my life is very hard," Joseph prayed, "but I know you have a future for me." The circumstances in young Joseph Njuguna's life were harsh. Living on the streets to escape an abu...

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Meet Luken Ermilus, founder of MFB Haiti ministry partner

Coming from a Christian, middle-class family with a brother and four sisters, Luken Ermilus decided to go to medical school. His story sounds kind of standard, but God can use one decision to change a trajectory. That's what happened with Luken when he decided to use his medical training to help people in his own country of Haiti. He visited Cite S...

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MFB Haiti, The Luken Foundation bringing hope

God spoke to a man in Texas and a man in Haiti, and together they are answering the call to help people in the largest slum in Haiti. This partnership happens through the Luken Foundation - named after the young Haitian man, Luken Ermilus (learn more here). Midwest Food Bank is thankful to play a part in this ministry, but first, we need to te...

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Meet three new MFB Texas Board Members

Midwest Food Bank Texas welcomes three new board members. These willing volunteers help MFB bridge the gap between prosperity and poverty in Texas. While their backgrounds are unique, they share a commitment to faith, family, and community. Please help us welcome Mylinh Luong, Jeff Talley, and Kim Nguyen. Mylinh Luong - In 1978, Mylinh's ...

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Cookie elves visit MFB Indiana

The cookie elves worked over-time during the holidays at Midwest Food Bank Indiana. It was a sweet way to thank the faithful volunteers that logged countless hours in 2020. In December, MFB staff and volunteers Verna and Rita prepared 100 dozen homemade cookies and 60 pounds of candies that were given to key volunteers as a token of thanks for...

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IndyGo helps community with MFB Indiana donation

Midwest Food Bank Indiana received two bus loads (you read that right, two bus loads!) of donated food and non-perishable items in from IndyGo. In mid-December, IndyGo, the largest public transportation provider in the state, had a day when fares were waived if riders donated a canned food item or other non-perishable item. Their riders r...

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Rotary donation benefits MFB Florida

A donation from some area Rotary clubs will help reduce monthly costs at Midwest Food Bank Florida. The Rotary Club of Ft. Myers, the Sunrise Rotary Club, and Rotary District 6960 donated $12,989 to MFB recently.  The donation was used to replace a refrigeration unit on a trailer. This improvement ensures we keep the food fresh as we...

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MFB Florida partners to distribute holiday meals

 Partnership was the key in getting food boxes, chickens, and hams ready to give to people in need during the holidays at Midwest Food Bank Florida. The First Assembly Cornerstone in Ft. Myers along with Toys for Tots, several businesses, and members of local Rotary clubs all played a part in making the holidays brighter for people served...

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FGCU interns a big help to MFB Florida

Midwest Food Bank Florida, welcomes two interns from Florida Gulf Coast University - Brianna Hamilton and Austin Bonsanto. These two college students are both majoring in communications with an emphasis on public relations. MFB Florida will use their skills to assist with fundraising, social media, grant research, and media relations.&nbs...

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Volunteers helping MFB Pennsylvania move forward

Up and running is the best way to describe Midwest Food Bank Pennsylvania. This location opened in October of 2020 and is already serving 50 organizations in New York and will have its first distribution of food in Pennsylvania at the end of January 2021. "We are grateful for a steady stream of volunteers who have helped us get establishe...

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MFB Pennsylvania receives a safety gift

Safety is always a top priority at Midwest Food Bank so when a donor helps us with that priority we are thankful. MFB Pennsylvania received a life-saving gift of an AED machine. It came from the Peyton Walker Foundation which is committed to checking hearts, protecting hearts, and saving lives through heart screenings, CPR, AED training, and A...

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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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