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Midwest Food Bank maximizes donations

Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal recently received a donation from Compeer Financial. The gift came from their social media campaign in June called #GiveGallons. For every person who used that hashtag with a picture of themselves enjoying a dairy product, Compeer Financial donated two gallons of milk. Tara Ingham, Executive Director o...

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Why nutrition matters to Midwest Food Bank

Midwest Food Bank is committed to helping the hungry of this world. However, we're concerned with more than just how much food we can provide. Our mission is to alleviate hunger AND malnutrition. Alongside our dedication to filling empty stomachs, we're focused on the nutritional quality of our products.  Think about your own grocery shopping....

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The latest news at Midwest Food Bank Texas

Midwest Food Bank Texas continues to seek how we might better serve our agencies and provide positive volunteer engagement. Some changes recently made include our hours of operation: now MWF from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Our distribution days are Monday and Friday, the first four weeks of each month.  Here are some recent happenings: With the...

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Donated trailer a blessing to MFB

Edward Kaufman recently added blessing upon blessing for Midwest Food Bank Florida. ​First, he was part of a group which donated a Semi tractor to our location. This in itself is an amazing gift to MFB. But wait, there's more! After donating the tractor, he asked Karl Steidinger, MFB Florida's Executive Director, if he needed a trailer to...

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Celebrating by serving at MFB Peoria

​Two volunteers recently chose to celebrate their birthdays with a "party" at Midwest Food Bank Peoria. It's heart-warming to host celebrations centered around helping those in need. Madison Hieser volunteered at MFB Morton a few months ago. When planning a party for her 16th birthday, she couldn't think of a better party than sharing her...

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Midwest Food Bank Georgia - Impacting Our Community

In 2011, Bloomington, Illinois-based Midwest Food Bank, stepped out in faith and purchased two empty buildings on four acres in Peachtree City, Georgia. In October of that year, MFB Georgia began serving the 9 area food pantries. Today, we distribute food monthly to over 300 non-profit organizations in six states. The Lord answered o...

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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, landscape...

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Sharing Tender Mercies at Kivingoni and Dandora

On September 3, Spread Truth launched a partnership with the government of Kenya. Midwest Food Bank has a partnership with Spread Truth, a Bloomington, IL based non-profit, whose mission is to equip Christians to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.   On that day, an estimated 2,000 families in Kivingoni received food from Kapu Africa (Midwe...

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Midwest Food Bank welcomes new IT/Executive Director

Midwest Food Bank welcomes Lisa Martin to our family of employees. As the New Executive Director of the Morton location, Lisa will coordinate operations there. Responsibilities include directing warehouse and volunteer activity, community outreach, and overseeing financial and budgetary operations. Additionally, Lisa will serve ...

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Tender Mercies' partnership with Bradley students

Not all student learning happens in a classroom. Learning outside the classroom helps to plug students into their world. Among other things, it helps students develop skills in a widening range of environments. While volunteering at a Tender Mercies packing event is not necessarily academic, students who participate often leave with an enriche...

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Boys and Girls Club gives back

This summer, Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal was blessed to offer a volunteer opportunity to at-risk youth. About 75 children and staff from the Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington were invited to spend some time serving others, eating a lunch together and having some fun. The children packaged MFB's Tender Mercies meals. Th...

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May God grant the increase

 "I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase." -I Corinthians 3:6 Kapu Africa (Midwest Food Bank East Africa) was recently blessed to participate in an event with Shalom Outreach and Spread Truth Ministries. It was held near Mtwapa, a town on the northern coastal area of Kenya. Populated mostly by Muslims, there is a high rate ...

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Divine appointment at MFB Indiana

"... remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive." -Acts 20:35 Every summer, Midwest Food Bank Indiana partners with a mission group called "Group Works." A different set of students came to MFB each week on what they called a "Week of Hope." It offers an opportunity for volunteerism a...

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Dot Foods a valuable MFB partner

According to USDA studies, more than 150 tons of food is wasted in the U.S. each day. As a feeding ministry, it is important to the mission of Midwest Food Bank to reclaim some of that food. Dot Foods, located in Mount Sterling, IL, is a food distributor serving businesses in food service, retail, vending and food ingredient channels. As the n...

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MFB Georgia on WXIA 11Alive

Midwest Food Bank Georgia was featured in a video segment recently on Atlanta & company on WXIA 11Alive. MFB President and CEO, David Keiser, and MFB Georgia Executive Director, Will Garner, went to the TV studios for the interview. We are thankful for the opportunity to share our history and vision of future work in Georgia. It was also a grea...

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Midwest Food Bank serving missions in New York City

For a number of years, Midwest Food Bank Bloomington has been supporting  missions in New York City. This is done in partnership with Spread Truth Ministries of Bloomington. Both ministries are committed to spreading the gospel of Jesus, making their partnership a natural fit. Several times a year, a different group of volunteers travels to Ne...

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MFB Indiana blessed with a new forklift from Toyota Material Handling

Toyota Material Handling in Columbus, Indiana, has long been a supporter of Midwest Food Bank Indiana. Their most recent act of generosity was the donation of a brand new propane forklift.  The new forklift is designated for loading trucks outside. As MFB Indiana continues&n...

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PNC awards Grant to MFB Indiana

PNC Bank has recently awarded Midwest Food Bank Indiana a $10,000 grant to help provide support for its Promise for Protein Program. The program will infuse much needed protein into Allen County located in the northern part of the state. Allen County is home to the city of Fort Wayne and is home to a large population of Burmese Refug...

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Reserve your seat at Kind Harvest

On Saturday, September 21, Midwest Food Bank Indiana will host the second annual Kind Harvest event. Kind Harvest is a an open-air meal for 500 guests held on Indy's iconic Monument Circle.  This annual fundraiser will include a farm-to-table style gourmet meal, live music, live auction, and a unique interactive display to educate individ...

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Midwest Food Bank's Values

By definition, values are important beliefs or ideals one has about what is good or bad, desirable or undesirable. They have a a major influence on one's behavior and attitude and serve as broad guidelines in all situations. In the first half of 2019, the Midwest Food Bank National Board of Directors reviewed and refined the organization's values. ...

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