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Midwest Food Bank's Values

By definition, values are important beliefs or ideals one has about what is good or bad, desirable or undesirable. They have a a major influence on one's behavior and attitude and serve as broad guidelines in all situations. In the first half of 2019, the Midwest Food Bank National Board of Directors reviewed and refined the organization's values. ...
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Parking lot expansion for MFB Florida

As Midwest Food Bank  Florida  continues to grow, space has become an issue , especially parking space.  With our fleet of trucks expanding, it was difficult to park semi trailers. Stan Sinn, MFB Florida's Advisory Board President, is the owner of S & J Classic Development. Once our board approved a parking lot expansion, Stan do...
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Rotary clubs award grant to Midwest Food Bank Florida

The three organizations, the Rotary Club of Fort Myers-Sunrise, the Rotary Club of Fort Myers-Downtown and the Rotary District 6960, have each awarded grants to Midwest Food Bank-Florida Division. The funds were designated to purchase a lift gate for our box truck.  This gift is a great blessing to us.  The gate,&...
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MFB Florida welcomes Administrative Assistant

Midwest Food Bank Florida is pleased to welcome our new Administrative Assistant, Tanya Phillips. She will be managing the agency roster and communication, volunteer communication and on-boarding, and supporting the bookkeeper and other key volunteers.   Tanya grew up in northwest Illinois and southwest Wisconsin. Prior to entering t...
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Help MFB Florida at Winn-Dixie

Midwest Food Bank Florida is excited to partner with Winn Dixie through their Community Bag Program. For the month of July, each reusable bag purchased from their store will result in a $1 donate to Midwest Food Bank Florida. Not only can you help save the environment but you can also help those facing food insecurity in our community and beyond. T...
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Lee County Homeless Coalition awards grant

The Lee County Homeless Coalition recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Midwest Food Bank Florida. It was requested to help offset the cost of fuel and delivery of food donations.  While many food items are donated to MFB, we often have to cover the cost of transporting them to our warehouse. Each year, MFB Florida spends over $125,000 ...
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Kieser family wins Distinguished Service Award

The family of Midwest Food Bank founder and president, David Kieser, was honored at the McLean County Republican Party Lincoln Reagan Dinner. Held Friday, May 17, the dinner included a presentation by  White House Chef Martin Mongiello, and a silent auction.  Chosen from among eight other nominees, the David Kieser family was one of ...
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Donating non-cash items to Midwest Food Bank

Midwest Food Bank is able to alleviate hunger for those in need due to the generous support received in the form of food donations, volunteer hours and dollar contributions. These are the key inputs to the MFB Business Model.  Some of our donors have given non-cash items to MFB. These include cars, stocks, real estate, collectibles, grain...
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Stamp Out Hunger to help MFB Florida

The Florida division has an exciting opportunity to partner with the United States Post office in the Stamp Out Hunger Campaign. This opportunity allows our Florida Division to receive food donations from the letter carrier's food drive this upcoming Mother's Day weekend. In order to participate, all Fort Myer's residents need to do is load up the ...
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Share Partners offer unique blessings to MFB

Midwest Food Bank donors come in all shapes and sizes (and amounts!). We appreciate the heart each one has for those struggling with food insecurity. Donated funds, great and small, are treated with respect and what we hope is good stewardship. ​ There is a unique subset of donors we'd like to take a moment to highlight. These are generous folks wh...
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Rotary hosting opportunity

Midwest Food Bank Florida recently had the pleasure of hosting the meetings of two local Rotary clubs. Sunset Rotary of Cape Coral and Sunset Rotary of Fort Myers met in our facility. The meetings started with a time of open networking. Supper followed, and then a presentation by MFB. The meeting concluded with a tour of our facility and a que...
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Volunteers make Gala a success

Thank you to the many volunteers who made the Midwest Food Bank Florida's 4th Annual Gala and Auction so special. Maxine Schneider led a great team of volunteers. Special mention also goes to Carol Siegel for her support in many details. The Crowne Plaza in Bell Tower was the location this year,  the first time it was held  offsite. ...
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Board meeting focused on Head & Heart

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety." -Proverbs 13:14​​ Midwest Food Bank's National Board met for an annual strategy session in February. The gathering of the nine board members was a time to reflect on the MFB mission and faithfully look forward to the future. Humbled by the growth in the ...
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Welcome, Colin!

We are pleased to welcome Colin Steidinger to our team as Operations Manager. Colin joined our team in January. Prior to coming to MFB Florida, Colin was self-employed, farming and raising hogs with his dad and brothers. He and his wife, Lynelle, felt the Lord leading them to Florida. A week before moving, he received a call about the Operations Ma...
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Our volunteers are vital

Volunteers are essential in our ability to provide services to our partner agencies. Midwest Food Bank Florida was made aware of that in a very real way in November. When we were short staffed, several volunteers stepped in to make sure our day-to-day operations continued to run smoothly. They opened the warehouse, managed the regular load-out of i...
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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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