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Youthful vigor coming from FGCU

 Here at Midwest Food Bank Florida, college students have given us blessing after blessing. Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) has a community service requirement of graduates. Many of them come to MFB to complete their hours. About twice per week, FGCU students grace our location with their youthful energy and smiles. Sororities, fraterniti...
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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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Partnership With United Way

​ Midwest Food Bank Florida was officially introduced as a United Way partner in June. We are very excited about this partnership, as it will allow us to better serve those in our community. Most people know that United Way puts their partners through a thorough vetting process. Local UW volunteers examine the books of each partner. They also visit...
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Mobile Blessings

Midwest Food Bank Florida began hosting mobile food pantries in Lehigh Acres and Immokalee in June. Volunteers Al Chilsom and Deb Dahlke, part of the Servants of Christ Outreach, conduct the pantries. They schedule the pantries and staff them with volunteers. MFB sends a truck laden with food to the mobile pantry location. As a refrigerated truck, ...
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Expanding our serve

Midwest Food Bank Florida has been experiencing some exciting growth. We've made some changes recently to adjust to the volume of food we receive and the number of agencies we serve. In March, we changed our distribution model to every Tuesday. Prior to this, distribution was only two days per month. This wouldn't be possible without a growing base...
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Blessings shared

It was a beautiful and warm late afternoon in Ft Myers when guests began to arrive for the 3rd Annual MFB Florida "Sharing the Blessings" gala dinner and auction. Appetizers were ready to enjoy while perusing the many items on the auction. While dining on a delicious braised rib dinner catered by Jamie and Jacob Catering, guests enjoyed music by Ca...
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Welcome to a New Operations Manager

Midwest Food Bank Florida is blessed to add Josh Roark to our team. His education, experience and gifts are a welcome addition. Josh is currently working on his Bachelor Degree in Operations Management and Supply Chain Management. He will be getting our inventory up to corporate standards, making procurement decisions and manage product flow. Josh ...
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Grant from Walmart provides truck

  Walmart has awarded Midwest Food Bank Florida an $80,000 grant to purchase a refrigerated box truck to serve those in need. Expected to arrive in January 2018, this blessing will allow MFB to expand the number of agencies served. "The truck from Walmart will be a tremendous help in picking up and delivering food donations, says Karl Steiding...
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Water given in His name

  "God has brought water to Immokalee today!" This was the good news announced by Mark of St. Matthew's House. Upon hearing that the water in Immokalee was not sanitary, Karl Steidinger, Director of Operations for Midwest Food Bank Florida, made a phone call to see if MFB could help. He was soon on the road with a semi load of bottled water. T...
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Bringing relief to disaster workers

  A wildfire burned hundreds of acres of grassland in Miami-Dade County, Florida over the weekend, producing dangerous smoke. High winds contributed to the spread of the fire, creating a possible disaster situation. Midwest Food Bank Florida donated and delivered water and supplies to the Collier County Sheriff's Office for agencies working to...
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Shopping at Amazon can benefit MFB

Amazon Smile is a program that directs 0.5% of the price of your purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. It's the same Amazon - same prices, same service. You are simply telling Amazon where you would like their chartable donations to go. When you sign up, you will be asked which charity you would like Amazon to support. In the sea...
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Monthly distribution

Once a month, we do a direct food distribution at the Cape Coral Veterans Memorial sponsored by the Gunterberg Foundation. It's an amazing opportunity for us to see the people on the receiving end of our donations. Here are some pictures of our most recent distribution. Take note of the group posed in front of the MFB truck. It's Heidi Basik with a...
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New volunteer group now a regular

At a missions event at her church, Karen Linklater heard about the volunteer opportunities we have at Midwest Food Bank Florida. The stories she heard sparked a passion in her. Karen is now a lead volunteer here, and a group from her church, Faith UMC, recently gave of their time to help those in need. Faith UMC is now planning a monthly volunteer ...
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Auction item list, so far

Fort Myers Midwest Food Bank Gala and Auction January 14, 2017 Appetizers and Auction Preview - 4:30 pm Dinner and Auction - 5:30 pm Tickets are $50 each or $400 for a table of 8 Call Midwest Food Bank Florida 239.690-1722 Auction Items 1. Ark Encounter Package - Williamstown, Kentucky 2 Day pass for 4, plus $100 VISA card 2. Basket - Home Spa 3. B...
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Midwest Food Bank Responds to Flooding Disaster in the South

Fort Myers, Fl- The Illinois and Indiana Divisions of the Midwest Food Bank have responded to the disastrous flood conditions in Texas and Louisiana. Midwest Food Bank is a first hope responder with The Salvation Army to provide food and essentials during disasters. A call came in to Mike Hoffman, Director of Operations with Midwest Food Bank, that...
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Homeless Veteran Standdown at City of Palms Park

Ft. Myers, Fl- Midwest Food Bank - Florida partnered this year with the Lee County Homeless Veteran Standdown that took place at the City of Palms Park Saturday, January 23rd. David Kieser (founder) and Paul Csotty (Dir. Community Relations) with several volunteers helping, provided blankets, M.R.E.'s (Military Ready to Eat), fruit, paper products ...
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1st AnnuaL Gala and live Auction Event Midwest Food Bank

4 Edison Ford Estate Tours 4 Audio Tours of Edison Ford Estate & Guide Book Anonymous 2 x $25 Gift Certificates 2 x $25 Reese's Restaurant Gift Certificates Reese's Restaurant 3 Day 2 Night Stay 3 Day 2 Night Stay at Tween Water's Inn Tween Waters Inn 3 Gift Certificates 3 Gift Certificates for Breakfast for Two & Coffee or Tea Marti's Fami...
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Camp Fire Youth Kick Off Week of Serving Non-Profits Statewide

Camp Fire knows that the youth of today want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the experience everyone needs to discover who they are - find their spark - and become a leader now. Camp Fire provides young people opportunities to contribute to their community through meaningful service and leadership experiences. Midwest Food Bank and Camp Fire...
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Harvest Recovery House in Action

John and Sarah Huffman who lead the Harvest Recovery House Ministry, a 501 ( c ) 3 organization are taking it to the streets. The Harvest Recovery House is a ministry that goes outside the walls of the church and meets those most in need. John and Sarah take teams of people to minister through love, compassion, food and prayer to the communities of...
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First Distribution!

  First official distribution at the Ft. Myers division of Midwest Food Bank on Tuesday. 11 agencies picked up almost 1600 cases of food to help those in need. Thanks to all the great volunteers for a great day!
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