Midwest Food Bank Aids Victims Impacted by Flooding and Tornado's in Texas and Oklahoma
Date: June 1, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Midwest Food Bank
Midwest Food Bank, with locations in Indianapolis, Indiana; Bloomington, Morton, and Peoria, Illinois; Peachtree City, Georgia; and Ft Meyers, Florida, announced today that it will be assisting with relief efforts in the wake of the flooding and tornados that recently struck Texas and Oklahoma. In response to a call from the Salvation Army requesting help in the wake of this terrible disaster, Midwest Food Bank will be shipping disaster relief this week from its Indianapolis location. The first shipment will include Salvation Army disaster relief kits, water, and other supplies. "The magnitude of the devastation in the wake of this disaster is quite significant and many families and individuals who are victims of this natural disaster are without the basic necessities of life. We are thankful we can help provide hope and relief to those in need", says John Whitaker, Executive Director of Midwest's Indianapolis division. When asked how people can help with this effort, Whitaker said "We are requesting those who wish to help in this endeavor to pray for both those impacted by these disasters and those responding to them, and to also consider sending a donation to support our ongoing efforts."
Individuals can donate by either visiting http://indianapolis.midwestfoodbank.org and then clicking the "Donate Funds" button on our home page or by sending a check to Midwest Food Bank, 6450 S. Belmont Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46217 designated to "2015 Texas Flood Relief". Donations for disaster relief will be used to help offset the cost of the product and transportation.
As a faith-based organization, it is the mission of Midwest Food Bank to help alleviate hunger and poverty by gathering and distributing food donations to non-profit agencies and disaster sites without cost to the recipients. Through its 5 divisions, Midwest Food Bank serves over 900 agencies which assist hundreds of thousands of needy individuals annually. In addition, MFB responds to a variety of disasters such as the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma and Indiana, flooding in Pensacola, Florida, and the tsunami in the Philippines.
Midwest Food Bank has been recognized as a "Four Star" charity by Charity Navigator www.charitynavigator.org. For the past 3 years MFB has been ranked in the top ten high performing charities based upon excellence in three areas: 1) financial 2) accountability and transparency, and 3) results.