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Charity Navigator awards MFB 4-Star ranking for tenth consecutive year.

Midwest Food Bank has again received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation's top charity evaluator. MFB has received this recognition every year since 2011. Only 3% of charities receive a four-star rating for ten consecutive years. The rating is based on MFB's demonstration of robust financial health and its commitment to accountability and transparency.

This honor would not be possible without Midwest Food Bank's generous donors and dedicated volunteers. In 2021, 25,930 individuals volunteered over 317,000 hours of service, the equivalent of 158 full-time staff members. There were 500 volunteers for every paid MFB staff member. Their support keeps MFB's administrative costs low, allowing over 99¢ of every dollar donated to go to programs and services for the food insecure.

"It is important for Midwest Food Bank to make the most efficient use of the financial support we receive," says Eric Hodel, CEO of Midwest Food Bank. "Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters the blessing of volunteers and staff serving with excellence and integrity."

Midwest Food Bank was founded in 2003 on the Kieser family farm in rural McLean County, Illinois. Partner nonprofit agencies receive food from MFB at no cost.

"Midwest Food Bank's exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public," according to Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. "People can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Midwest Food Bank."

Midwest Food Bank is completely donor-supported. To make a donation, please click here.

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