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MFB Community and Business Support: December 2023

FLORIDABringing Hope and Positive Change Three separate community groups recently demonstrated their support of the MFB Florida mission. Publix and the United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades joined forces for a day of volunteering, and the New Hope Presbyterian Church sent a volunteer group of over 25 teenagers to repackage bulk food.During Publix S...

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MFB Event Report: December 2023

FLORIDA Shoot Down Hunger MFB Florida's annual "Shoot Down Hunger" clay shoot event on November 4th at the Bermont Shooting Club in Punta Gorda attracted over 80 participants, uniting the community in support of their mission to combat food insecurity. This event showcased the power of unity in addressing hunger and emphasized that even leisure act...

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Leading the Fight Against Food Insecurity

Imagine a genuinely humble company that understands winning a prestigious title or getting recognized is not something to glow about. It is not the end goal. At Midwest Food Bank (MFB), we see it as a reflection of something much deeper. A culture committed to making an impact in the lives of others, driven by God's mission. A culture where the com...

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MFB Non-Profit Partners: December 2023 Spotlights

ARIZONA These Volunteers are Here-To-Serve Midwest Food Bank Arizona serves 280 non-profit partner agencies, providing them with food free of charge. Here-To-Serve Ministry of Eagles Wings Faith Center International is a valuable ally in our mission to combat food insecurity and bring hope to underserved communities. Here-To-Serve is a beacon of co...

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MFB Volunteers: December 2023 Spotlights

GEORGIA Finding Purpose in Volunteering David Cochran, a long-time resident of Georgia, has found solace and purpose in his volunteer work at Midwest Food Bank Georgia. David's life took a significant turn when he lost his beloved wife and best friend, Kathy, nearly three years ago. In search of a way to occupy his time and stay grounded, he began ...

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Hope Packs: Fighting childhood hunger

Childhood should be a time of joy and exploration, but for millions of children, poverty casts a shadow over their lives. One of the most pressing challenges they face is hunger. Today, 1 in 6 children in the United States lives in a food-insecure household, which means approximately 18 million children are struggling with hunger. This hunger affec...

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God at work through Kapu Africa

After two years of patient dialogue, Kapu Africa (MFB East Africa) is blessed by the SOS Children's Villages recognizing the potential of Tender Mercies, and agreeing to incorporate it into their emergency relief program. This followed our collaborative relief during the COVID pandemic. Godwin Matswa, of Kapu Africa, was part of the team that ...

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Kapu Africa partner working for God's glory

Kapu Africa (Midwest Food Bank East Africa) has recently been able to help the impoverished Samburu people, located in north central Kenya. A donation of 4 tonnes of Tender Mercies and Unimix has not only filled empty stomachs but has also nourished souls, supporting the mission of sharing the gospel and scriptures with the people there. While the ...

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MFB empowering Haitian farmers

At Midwest Food Bank Haiti, we believe in the power of partnerships to transform lives. Our collaboration with Overture International (OI) exemplifies this belief.Through our community farm program, we've provided land and support to 60 local Haitian farmers. Typically, we purchase rice and beans from them once a year, ensuring a steady income for ...

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The highs and lows of Texas

Not everything is bigger in Texas, after all. Texas is the second-largest state in terms of landmass, trailing behind Alaska. And it's second in population, as well, behind California. Texas also follows behind California in terms of annual GDP. Here are five astonishing facts about Texas that will leave you scratching your head when you read the c...

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MFB Georgia partner helping people in need

Located at 1017 Hank Aaron Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30315, Emmaus House has been a pillar of support for over 50 years, primarily serving the Peoplestown community and its surrounding areas. Here is a look at their essential work and their partnership with Midwest Food Bank Georgia. Who Does Emmaus House Serve and How? Emmaus House offers crucial servic...

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MFB New England volunteers inspire others

At Midwest Food Bank New England, the volunteer culture revolves around essential qualities like selflessness, humility, kindness, and a spirit of service. Among the dedicated volunteers, Rick and Ann Mahoney not only align with this culture but also bring it to life.Volunteering is a way of life for Rick and Ann, instilled from a young age by thei...

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MFB New England partner positively impacting its community

Since its founding in February of 1980, The House of Bread in Hartford, Connecticut, has been a beacon of hope for the most needy in the Hartford community. Co-founders Sister Maureen Faenza, CSJ, Theresa Fonti, CSJ, embarked on a mission to assist the hungry and homeless in Hartford's North End, initially welcoming 17 guests. Today, The ...

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MFB Indiana volunteer started early in life

Callie Marvel stands out as a beacon of hope in a world where selflessness can sometimes seem scarce. Her journey of service began in her youth when she attended birthday parties at the Midwest Food Bank Indiana. Those early experiences ignited a lifelong passion for helping others. Throughout elementary, middle, and high school, Callie dedicated h...

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Volunteer supported by MFB Indiana family

Volunteers at Midwest Food Bank Indiana come through the doors filled with compassion and a shared purpose to uplift their community. Our volunteers not only serve people in need, but they become a family to each other, sharing life events. Those events can be celebrations of joy or times of grief. Sue Haymaker's story began over five years ago. "I...

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6 ways to support MFB during the giving season

As the holiday season approaches, our hearts fill with warmth and a desire to give back to our communities. For Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal, this is a time when we typically receive an overwhelming number of group volunteer requests, especially around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here are six meaningful ways to get involved and make a ...

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Meet MFB Florida's newest employee

Midwest Food Bank Florida is excited to welcome John McKinnon as our new Community Relations and Volunteer Manager. With two decades of experience in both business and nonprofit management, John's addition to the team is a significant milestone. His expertise and dedication align perfectly with Midwest Food Bank's mission. John's professional journ...

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MFB Florida responds to Hurricane Idalia

The day after Hurricane Idalia struck Florida's Big Bend area, Midwest Food Bank Florida wasted no time responding. They dispatched truckloads of food and water, totaling over 335,000 pounds, into the disaster zone. Their commitment to aiding in the long-term recovery effort is unwavering. As a trusted frontline disaster relief partner for organiza...

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New Executive Director hired at MFB Bloomington-Normal, IL

The work of Midwest Food Bank (MFB) is not new to Aimee Beam. For the last decade, she has worked with the people who receive food from MFB, most recently serving on the Executive Leadership team of The Baby Fold, a large nonprofit in Normal, IL. Aimee is the new Executive Director of MFB Bloomington-Normal, IL. She is replacing former Executi...

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Thanks for supporting MFB Morton's Taste and Tour

Thanks to our community, the Taste & Tour fundraiser held at MFB Morton was a remarkable success. This event brought us all together to learn, connect, and commemorate 20 years of impactful work. We recognized Midwest Food Bank's expansion and the donors and volunteers who made it possible. The behind-the-scenes warehouse tour was a highlight, ...

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