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DOT Foods a great partner

Most people have never heard of DOT Foods in Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Midwest Food Bank is fortunate to have a partnership with DOT Foods which is the largest food serve redistribution company in the United States.  DOT Foods employs 4,200 people and was founded in 1960 by Robert and Dorothy Tracy. On average about two semi-loads of food are do...
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2018 Volunteers of the Year

Deb Amdor and Karen Cushing are familiar faces at Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal. Out of the thousands of volunteers, they are being recognized as our 2018 Volunteers of the Year, for going above and beyond in giving of their time and talent.  Deb has an unrelenting dedication to data entry and took on the very big job of entering the vo...
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Celebrating our partnership with State Farm

State Farm employees took part in  an energetic celebration on December 20, 2018. Set to highlight the incredible impact the organization's employees have on their communities, the State Farm Holiday Celebration of Good was live-streamed to locations across the United States, including Offices in Arizona, Georgia and Texas....
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It's a Win-Win

Midwest Food Bank has a mutually beneficial relationship with so many of our volunteers. They often tell us how good they feel when volunteering. And of course, MFB gets the benefit of the volunteers' help in so many ways. With the help of volunteers, MFB is able to use over 99¢ for every dollar donated on those in need.  Two groups have been ...
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Hurricane Florence Relief

Midwest Food Bank is actively involved in Hurricane Florence relief. We will be posting updates and volunteer opportunities here. We appreciate your interest and your involvement.  To learn more and/or to donate visit: https://midwestfoodbank.org/hurricane-florence-relief Thank you!  
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Golfers Tee Up to Raise Funds

Friday, June 15, 2018, greeted us with radiant sunshine for the third annual Midwest Food Bank Golf Outing. Though it was a hot day, the LORD blessed us with a breeze, sunscreen, and many smiles - a great reminder of how fortunate we are. Golfers began registering at 11 am and received a delicious lunch provided by Chick-Fil-A. After we prayed over...
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A Beautiful Day for a Ride

  Illinois weather. If it's not what you want, stick around. It'll change soon. So it happened on Saturday, June 9, the day of the Food Bank Flyer, a bike ride to benefit Midwest Food Bank. The morning was beautiful for a bike ride, cool with no breeze. Suddenly, storm clouds appeared and a much-needed heavy rainfall began. It was much-needed,...
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Prepared for the job

​ When our current facility was purchased and renovated, two generous donors approached us with a unique vision - an area for volunteering, meeting, recreation and eating. The end result is the community center, an interconnected kitchen/dining space, conference room, service project space and two basketball/volleyball courts. Groups can meet, work...
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A great group of kids

Senior day! For many people of a certain age, this phrase means a day doing something fun. After all, when you're a senior in high school, you are the king or queen of your domain. At Tri-Valley High School, Tuesday April 10, 2018 was senior day. The rest of the school was taking those all-important tests and the seniors were allowed to skip. Their...
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ISU President Dietz and cabinet visit MFB

  "I am appreciative of Midwest Food Bank's service to those in need," says Larry Dietz, President of Illinois State University. That appreciation led Dietz to bring his cabinet for an extended visit Tuesday, April 3. After meeting CFO Eric Hodel and Executive Director Chad Bevers, the group toured our facility. To complete the experience, the...
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2017 Volunteers of the Year

Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal is pleased to announce our 2017 Volunteers of the Year. Out of the thousands of volunteers who gave of their time and talent last year, these three are being recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty. They are Gretchen Dean, Charles Sang and Jeff Snyder. Get to know them better: Gretchen, already vo...
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From volunteer to employee

Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal is happy to announce the hiring of Jeni Hanson as Warehouse Manager. Jeni's first day in her new position was January 23. But it certainly wasn't her first day at MFB. Already a valued volunteer, Jeni is well-known to the regulars here. She was very sensitive to the mission of MFB from the start. She soon became...
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A little spark

An old proverb says a little spark can kindle a great fire. A classroom of of first graders at Sugar Creek Elementary provided that little spark. The fire grew and warmed many people. Miss Lyons first grade class watched a video of the devastation Hurricane Harvey caused in Texas. The classs began brainstorming ways they could offer help to the peo...
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Partnership with Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Midwest Food Bank had a very special visitor today. Jackie Joyner-Kersee, one of the most decorated female athletes in Olympic track and field history, was here! As the founder of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation in her hometown of East St. Louis, Jackie and MFB founder, David Kieser, are working out the details of a partnership where MFB can su...
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Caring Community Gives Thanks

Midwest Food Bank and Home Sweet Home Ministries completed another successful year of Give Thanks. With the generous support of the community, we collected enough turkeys and meal items to impact nearly 10,000 individuals. Over 200 volunteers distributed the turkeys and meal boxes on November 18 th and 20 th at Midwest Food Bank. With the combined ...
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Open House and Ribbon Cutting

On Thursday, September 21, Midwest Food Bank had the blessing of hosting an open house at our new facility. Guests followed a map for a self-guided tour. At the end of the tour, delicious hors d'oeurvres were ready to enjoy. At 4pm, everyone gathered for a McLean County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. As with every MFB endeavor, volunteers play...
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Disaster Relief for Texas

As a Salvation Army first responder, Midwest Food Bank is answering the call to send disaster relief food boxes to Texas. This request for aid is unique in that it is made for a disaster yet to happen. Harvey is expected to make landfall on the central part of the Gulf coast early Saturday morning as a major hurricane. The storm is expected to stal...
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Golf Outing 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017, was a beautiful day – blue skies and a gentle breeze. The LORD blessed our second annual Golf Outing with excellent weather. Golfers began arriving at 11 am to register. Golfers savored a lunch furnished by Chick-fil-A. After a brief message and a prayer, they were off. The Den at Fox Creek was the perfect course for enjoying...
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Food Bank Flier 2017

Midwest Food Bank received a wonderful blessing from Team 224, an offer to host a fundraising bike ride. The first Food Bank Flyer was held on Saturday, June 24, 2017. It was a beautiful summer morning, cool and sunny. Cyclists began arriving at 6:30am to register. The first riders left at 7am. Others registered and left later. There were 20, 40 an...
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Serving from a new location

Midwest Food Bank is now fully operational at our new location: 2031 Warehouse Road, Normal, IL. Food had gradually been stored here as warehouse space was completed. Offices were moved on Saturday, April 15, and Monday, April 17 marked our first full day here. The Veterans Parkway warehouse seemed huge when we moved in over 11 years ago. Over time...
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