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A letter from David Kieser

Dear Friend of Midwest Food Bank,What an extraordinary time this is! Just one short month ago, we would not have thought all of the changes we've been through were possible. And yet now many of us are sheltering in place, watching unusual events unfold.Much has changed in the 15 years since Midwest Food Bank began providing Disaster Relief after Hu...
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COVID-19 Disaster Relief posing unique challenges to Midwest Food Bank

This is an unprecedented season of Disaster Relief at Midwest Food Bank. Responding to the needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is posing unique challenges. Most states are are experiencing work suspensions and quarantines, causing food insecurity. Rather than sending relief to a single disaster area, our partner, The Salvation Army, has been...
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MFB Florida hosts Tender Mercies packing event

Tender Mercies, Midwest Food Bank's packaged rice and beans meal is headquartered in the Morton, Illinois division. As a way of showcasing the product and facilitating the volunteer experience, MFB Morton began hosting offsite packing events in 2018. Initially, these events were held in Central Illinois, but they have expanded to Midwest Food Bank ...
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Midwest Food Bank recognized by Forbes and Business.org

Late in 2019, two business publications have recently had favorable things to say about Midwest Food Bank. Business.org published a list of "The Best Charities for Your Money in Every State." Midwest Food Bank was selected as the best charity for your money in Illinois. Based on transparency and program expense, each of the fifty charitie...
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MFB Florida partnership with Agape Flights blessing many

At Midwest Food Bank, we are thankful for partners who can get the food we supply into the hands of those who need it. Agape Flights fills a unique need by airlifting food into difficult-to-reach areas.In November, MFB Florida provided over 950 pounds of snack food items to Agape Flights. They were able to get the food to Les Cayes, Haiti, where it...
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MFB Florida hosts appreciation luncheon

The work of Midwest Food Bank Florida is only possible by the grace of God and the assistance of an army of dedicated people. Generous donors provide the means to run the operation and procure food. Volunteers manage a number of tasks that would normally be done by paid staff. Our partner agencies take the food and place it in the hands of those in...
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David Kieser shares MFB story on The Savvy Sauce Podcast

Humility = Success. This is just one of the many pieces of wisdom shared by David Kieser, Midwest Food Bank's President and Founder, during a podcast interview on The Savvy Sauce. Laura Dugger, The Savvy Sauce host, invited David to share some of the "God stories" he has experienced at MFB. During the 84th episode of the weekly podcast, David ...
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Why nutrition matters to Midwest Food Bank

Midwest Food Bank is committed to helping the hungry of this world. However, we're concerned with more than just how much food we can provide. Our mission is to alleviate hunger AND malnutrition. Alongside our dedication to filling empty stomachs, we're focused on the nutritional quality of our products.  Think about your own grocery shopping....
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Donated trailer a blessing to MFB

Edward Kaufman recently added blessing upon blessing for Midwest Food Bank Florida. ​First, he was part of a group which donated a Semi tractor to our location. This in itself is an amazing gift to MFB. But wait, there's more!After donating the tractor, he asked Karl Steidinger, MFB Florida's Executive Director, if he needed a trailer to ...
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Midwest Food Bank welcomes new IT/Executive Director

Midwest Food Bank welcomes Lisa Martin to our family of employees. As the New Executive Director of the Morton location, Lisa will coordinate operations there. Responsibilities include directing warehouse and volunteer activity, community outreach, and overseeing financial and budgetary operations. Additionally, Lisa will serve ...
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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. U...
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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 donated...
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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,&nb...
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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 the...
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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 o...
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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 t...
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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 who ...
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