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June 2021 update from MFB Haiti

Despite political chaos and the continuing deterioration of security, God is still working through MFB Haiti. We have delivered three sea containers (700,000 servings) of food to Haiti in 2021.  The Lord is now opening doors that will allow us to expand child feeding centers in the Pignon area. MFB Haiti partners with Mathew 28 Ministries...
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Three new board members join MFB New England team

 Three new board members with diverse experience have joined the MFB New England board. They are Sue Collins, Peter DeMallie, and Susan Karp. With over 45 years of experience in the financial services industry, Sue Collins retired from her position as Chief Actuary at TIAA. She is a past president of the Hartford Stage Company and ha...
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MFB New England welcomes Operations Manager Brent Carl

In an effort to advance the opening of MFB New England. an Operations Manager has been hired. Brent Carl began his MFB employment in April. For the past year, Brent was employed as a Site Security Supervisor for the State of Connecticut. Prior to that, he spent the last 30 years serving in full-time ministry leadership positions. As a min...
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Volunteers like T are a blessing to MFB Morton

With a wide variety of talents and interests, there are multiple tasks MFB volunteers can do. Experience in building maintenance, clerical work, teaching, and greeting people are just a few of the many talents MFB volunteers use. What about someone who enjoys word and logic puzzles? Yes, there's even a place for her.Teresa Goodyear, or "T", be...
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Returning volunteers a blessing to MFB Morton

volunteer (noun) a person who willingly undertakes a service by their own choice Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. The COVID pandemic forced Midwest Food Bank to restructure our volunteer model for everyone's safety. At the same time, the need for family food boxes and Tender Mercies meals ramped up. We are thankful f...
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Wilder-Waite students visit MFB Peoria

Once a year, the WIlder-Waite Grade School 5th graders make a trek to Midwest Food Bank Peoria. Once here, the students learn about food insecurity and the mission of MFB. This year, rain was not enough to deter them from their 2.5-mile hike. Mrs. Michelle Arnott and Mr. Jeremy Conlee shepherded 40 students to MFB Peoria on...
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Taste of Heaven a great partner ministry for MFB Indiana

In 1998, Phaedrea Harrison, Carl Woods, and Keith Grady, under the leadership of Rev. Charles R. Harrison,  started the Barnes UMC "Taste of Heaven" Feeding Ministry. The vision was to provide a weekly meal for those in need with healthy, home-cooked hot food. Members of the congregation donated their time, talent, and recipes toward...
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New Community Relations intern at MFB Florida

Internships offer college students a way to gain experience while learning. They also provide MFB a consistent, dedicated volunteer presence. At MFB Florida, we're happy to welcome Melissa Kessler to a Community Relations internship. Melissa is a Junior at Florida Gulf Coast University majoring in Communication with a focus in Public Relations...
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MFB Florida supports local veteran relief agencies

Following a medical discharge from the US Marine Corps, Thomas found himself facing many difficult challenges. He relied on local veteran support agencies like Hearts and Homes for Veterans to get back on his feet.  Thomas became a volunteer and then a full-time employee at Hearts and Homes. He is dedicated to giving back to community mem...
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MFB Arizona welcomes four new board members

 Midwest Food Bank Arizona has welcomed four new board members with diverse backgrounds and experience. They are Chris Eaton, Christine T.D. Ellis, Marcos Morales, and Debra Willis. Chris Eaton initially joined as a new board member to help bring food and supplies to Young Life kids in need during the pandemic. He sees what a bl...
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A new Warehouse Manager at MFB Arizona

Love of the Lord and warehouse experience brought John Gast to Midwest Food Bank Arizona. John became the new Warehouse Manager in March. John was born and raised in Arizona. He went to high school in Moon Valley, where he played football and wrestled. He became a 2010 state champion wrestler. John graduated high school and went into college. ...
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Notes from MFB Disaster Relief recipients

"As a faith-based organization, it is the mission of Midwest Food Bank to share the love of Christ by alleviating hunger and malnutrition locally and throughout the world and providing disaster relief; all without discrimination." At Midwest Food Bank, we are in the business of providing food for those in need. But as our mission statement says, ou...
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Safe environments for MFB volunteers and partners

Sharing the love of Christ by alleviating hunger is core to the mission of Midwest Food Bank. "Serving Those in Need" is the first of our values. Care for our food recipients is at the core of everything we do. This same loving care extends to our volunteers, our nonprofit partners, and our staff. Providing a safe environment is one of the ways Mid...
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Donor Advised Funds (DAF) a way to partner with MFB

Midwest Food Bank values our donors and we steward every gift with integrity. We frequently receive questions about various ways to give to MFB and one mechanism - Donor-Advised Funds - is a way donors have partnered with MFB to achieve their giving goals and benefit our mission. A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows yo...
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5 ways to celebrate your birthday with MFB

Young and old, child and adult, we all love celebrating a birthday! At Midwest Food Bank, we enjoy celebrating with you. Here are 5 ways we equip you to celebrate your own birthday or someone else's: 1. Tribute Gift: When you donate online, you can make your gift a tribute to celebrate a birthday. Midwest Food Bank will send a card to the person yo...
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MFB earns Charity Navigator 4-Star ranking for ninth consecutive year

Midwest Food Bank has again received a coveted four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation's top charity evaluator. MFB has received this recognition every year since 2011. Only 4% of charities are given a four-star rating for nine consecutive years. The rating is based on MFB's demonstration of robust financial health a...
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Share Partner appreciates the passion of MFB volunteers and employees

The passion of the Midwest Food Bank employees and volunteers is contagious. Just ask Jan Murphy, a Midwest Food Bank Share Partner (a donor offering a regularly scheduled contribution). She is the former Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. In 2018, ISU President, Larry Dietz, encour...
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Update from MFB Texas

Midwest Food Bank Texas continues to grow and serve communities. MFB Texas serves 100 partner agencies, more the double the amount served in January 2020. They are located in 40 counties. Over $14.8 million worth of food was distributed in 2020 - approximately 6 million pounds. The amount of high-nutrition produce, dairy, and protein food dist...
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MFB New England assembling an advisory board

Part of establishing a new Midwest Food Bank division is putting together a team of people who are passionate about the MFB mission. This includes advisory board members. MFB New England has four board members and will be announcing several additional ones soon. Current board members include: Brent Walder, President. Brent is an executive coach, le...
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NCAA, Coca-Cola Corporation donate drinks to MFB Indiana

In partnership with the Coca-Cola organization, the NCAA recently contacted Midwest Food Bank Indiana with good news. A donation of products was being made for the food recipients we serve weekly. Over 100 pallets of Coke sports drinks and various Coke products, nearly five semi loads were donated. When a community comes together, it's a ...
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