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MFB Georgia is "Impacting Our Community"

To help those struggling with food insecurity, Midwest Food Bank Georgia currently serves over 300 partner non-profit organizations each month, who are impacting 56 counties in 6 states. Soon, we hope to have an even greater impact by increasing the nutritional value of the food we distribute. We have an opportunity to repurpose 11,000 sq. ft. of w...

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Child feeding program sponsored by MFB Haiti

MFB Haiti's sponsorship of a child feeding program has begun. Working with Matthew 28 (located in Bohoc, Haiti) a 20th feeding center is now operational. In June, Midwest Food Bank Haiti partnered with Matthew 28 to sponsor a child feeding program near Pignon (story here). It is up and serving now. MFB Haiti provides Tender Mercies meals to th...

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Midwest Food Bank Georgia hosts Tender Mercies packing event

Southern hospitality was at its best when Gail Thorson, Tender Mercies Coordinator at Midwest Food Bank Morton, IL, traveled to Peachtree City, Georgia to work alongside staff and volunteers at MFB Georgia. The trip was made to help facilitate a Tender Mercies packing event at MFB Georgia. Tender Mercies is Midwest Food Bank's highly nutritious mea...

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Parking lot expansion for MFB Florida

As Midwest Food Bank Florida continues to grow, space has become an issue, especially parking space. With our fleet of trucks expanding, it was difficult to park semi trailers. Stan Sinn, MFB Florida's Advisory Board President, is the owner of S & J Classic Development. Once our board approved a parking lot expansion, Stan donate...

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Rotary clubs award grant to Midwest Food Bank Florida

The three organizations, the Rotary Club of Fort Myers-Sunrise, the Rotary Club of Fort Myers-Downtown and the Rotary District 6960, have each awarded grants to Midwest Food Bank-Florida Division. The funds were designated to purchase a lift gate for our box truck.  This gift is a great blessing to us. The gate,&n...

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MFB Arizona blessed by Sun Valley Community Church

The Sun Valley Community Church (SVCC) has been blessing Midwest Food Bank Arizona for quite a while. We appreciate their hearts for those in need and their support.  Last year, MFB Arizona has the opportunity to help the victims of the destructive wildfires in California. SVCC took a special offering to support our disaster relief. During Jun...

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The Vanguard Group partnership with MFB Arizona

Midwest Food Bank Arizona has a thriving partnership with The Vanguard Group, investment advisors. Their support is lively and encouraging.During the last half of June, Vanguard held its annual "All Cans on Deck" food drive. More than just a food collection, All Cans on Deck is a two-week extravaganza. A partial list of activities includes: bake sa...

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Teen, Seth Conklin, generously donates to MFB East Africa

Midwest Food Bank appreciates all donors, young and old. Seeing a young person invest in a charitable mission brings a unique joy. Seth Conkin of Morton, IL, is just such a young man. At 13, he is the oldest of four, and operates a mowing/landscaping maintenance business with his younger brother. Seth generously donates 20% of his revenue to charit...

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Caterpillar Community Analytics program supports MFB

In the first half of 2019, Caterpillar Community Analytics program has blessed Midwest Food Bank through a partnership. The program has new hires help non-profits with data analysis. The team, led by Natalie DeClerk and Will Harris, focused on donor and Google analytics for the MFB website. In June, the team met at Midwest Food Bank Morton. They we...

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MFB Peoria receives grant from United Way

Midwest Food Bank is the recipient of a $40,000 donation from the Heart of Illinois United Way. The gift is specifically designated to fund MFB's Backpack Program. MFB Bloomington/Normal and Peoria's Backpack Program supports 40 schools in Peoria, Putnam, Tazewell and Woodford counties. Non-perishable, child-friendly food is given to qualifying stu...

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MFB Peoria hosts annual agency meeting

"Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works -Hebrews 10:24 Rollie Reed, Operations Manager, and Elisabeth Hayes, Office Assistant, recently met with 250 agency representatives for MFB's annual partnership meetings. Every year, MFB invites partnering agencies to come together for important announcements and give...

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Kate Walder focuses on nutrition during her internship

What do foods like bok choy, oat milk, dried beans, and leeks all have in common? They are all unsung heroes, packed full of nutrition yet typically overlooked on our distribution line. Why? Perhaps they are a bit unfamiliar to many, but we are working to change that. The Bloomington-Normal location has been blessed to have Kate Walder join us for ...

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Clay shoot a fun fundraiser for MFB Peoria and Morton

June 8, 2019 was the day of MFB's Annual Clay Shoot for Hunger. This was the 10th year for the popular event.  It was a beautiful day with perfect weather. 113 shooters took part at the Oak Ridge Sportsman's Club in Mackinaw, IL. It was a great time of fun and fellowship, all while bringing help and hope to those in need. Following the shoot, ...

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Relief trip to Buna with Spread Truth

Buna is a small town in north east Kenya. Godwin Matswa, MFB East Africa, recently went with Bloomington, Illinois-based Spread Truth to Buna to share the gospel of Jesus and food.  This region is semi-arid and they are always on the edge of famine. Other challenges are food insecurities from terrorist and clan in-fighting ...

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MFB Florida welcomes Administrative Assistant

Midwest Food Bank Florida is pleased to welcome our new Administrative Assistant, Tanya Phillips. She will be managing the agency roster and communication, volunteer communication and on-boarding, and supporting the bookkeeper and other key volunteers.  Tanya grew up in northwest Illinois and southwest Wisconsin. Prior to entering th...

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Help MFB Florida at Winn-Dixie

Midwest Food Bank Florida is excited to partner with Winn Dixie through their Community Bag Program. For the month of July, each reusable bag purchased from their store will result in a $1 donate to Midwest Food Bank Florida. Not only can you help save the environment but you can also help those facing food insecurity in our community and beyond. T...

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MFB Bloomington-Normal welcomes Volunteer Coordinator

Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal extends a warm welcome to our new Volunteer Coordinator, Davis Dossett. His duties will include scheduling and training volunteers, and scheduling Community Center spaces, in addition to office work. Davis will be working weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to assist with evening volunteer and Community C...

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Enbridge blesses MFB Bloomington-Normal

Enbridge employees from Pontiac, IL volunteered on May 29 in a very unique way—by offering to do a 4 hour, skilled labor project. Most volunteer groups help repackage food, pack boxes, and complete other food distribution projects for a couple hours. We are blessed with all the groups that help! Enbridge takes volunteering at MFB a step further by ...

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Michael Andretti Foundation hosts MFB Indiana

On May 15, the Michael Andretti Foundation invited Midwest Food Bank Indiana to use the Andretti Autosport Gasoline Alley at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was an opportunity to say "Thank you" to some donors and sponsors just a few weeks before the Indy 500. About 65 people joined us for a practice day at the track. The day started with a 'me...

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June 2019 Update

2019 shipments Tender Mercies is the mainstay of our feeding efforts in Haiti. Tender Mercies is a low-cost, high-nutrition meal packet of chicken-seasoned rice and beans fortified with vitamins and protein. The third sea-container of 2019 is now in Haiti. These shipments have included over a half million servings of Tender Mercies. Storing the mea...

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