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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 pr...

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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 i...

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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. Ke...

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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 ( 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 h...

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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 mo...

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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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Eagle Scout project at MFB Morton

The daily task of walking to the mailbox got a lot easier thanks to a local Boy Scout.  Alistair Jack, a Boy Scout in Morton, approached MFB about how he could complete an Eagle Scout project. After discussions with staff, it was decided that a sidewalk connecting the parking lot to the mailbox would be helpful and useful. The project involved...

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Food Source Connections - A call to action

Did you know that Midwest Food Bank partners with large corporations and businesses to secure food donations? MFB is committed to providing quality food and products to the many food pantries and food serving programs in our state, free of charge! Our food donor partners make that happen.Currently MFB Georgia has about 30 organizations on our ...

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The "core" of Midwest Food Bank Georgia

Our staff of 5 employees could not operate a multi-million dollar distribution center without the help of a very special group of volunteers we call "The Core". They fulfill the tasks of an office administrators, an inventory team, an IT department, a cleaning crew, volunteer group leaders, forklift drivers, a facilities maintenance team, land...

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David Kieser shares MFB story on The Savvy Sauce Podcast

Humility = Success. This is just one of the many pieces of wisdom shared by David Kieser, Midwest Food Bank's President and Founder, during a podcast interview on The Savvy Sauce. Laura Dugger, The Savvy Sauce host, invited David to share some of the "God stories" he has experienced at MFB. During the 84th episode of the weekly podcast, David ...

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Please help Give Thanks

When you gather with family and friends to give thanks this year, will there be food on the table? Sounds like a ridiculous question, but for many local families, it is not. Last year, Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal partnered with Home Sweet Home Ministries to provide 2,200 Thanksgiving meal boxes to local families through the Give Thanks pro...

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MFB Peoria wins Association of Fundraising Professionals 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 fun...

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MFB Haiti helping trafficking victims

"Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth."  - I John 3:18 One of the two sex trafficking ministries MFB Haiti supports uses this verse as a guide. They are OUR (Operation Underground Railroad) and Rapha House. In concert with local law enforcement, these two ministries identify trafficked children, rescue...

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Hello Fresh blessing the people MFB Arizona serves

Creativity and thoughtfulness can result in unexpected blessings for a non-profit organization. For example, Hello Fresh, the popular meal kit delivery business recently implemented an in-house recycling operation to benefit the people served by Midwest Food Bank. The ingredients for Hello Fresh's meals are shipped in specially insulated boxes...

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Kind Harvest an inspiring evening

MFB Indiana's Kind Harvest, an outdoor farm-to-table-meal in the heart of Indianapolis was an inspiring evening. It was Monument Circle's first-ever sit-down, plated dinner. The meal was delicious, thanks to event coordinator Hali Mynatt, Chef Anthony Puma, and the catering team at Lucas Estate.  this event could not have happened without the ...

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