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Giving a cup of water

 "And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward." Matthew 10:42 Midwest Food Bank had an opportunity to give a "cup of cold water" to neighbors in our own community. Late on March 9, a water main broke in Normal, pro...

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MFB hires a Chief Financial Officer

Please join us in welcoming Eric Hodel to the Midwest Food Bank team. He has been hired for the new position of Chief Financial Officer. Eric has a BS in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Illinois and has held multiple positions within Caterpillar, most recently as the TTT Product Manager for North America. During Eric's tenure at Cat...

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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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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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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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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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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 18th and 20th at Midwest Food Bank. With the combined di...

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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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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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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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