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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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Huge volunteer group spreads hope

At Midwest Food Bank Arizona, we are grateful for our ongoing partnership with Sun Valley Community Church members. In February, two campuses of SVCC each brought 100 volunteers to work at MFB. When combined with our 50 regular volunteers, 250 people worked together for two hours, repackaging cereal and assembling snack packs for Hope Fest. Hope Fe...
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Spreading the story

  In February, Midwest Food Bank Arizona participated in the Arizona Trucking Association golf tournament at the historic Wigwam golf resort in Litchfield Park. We spent the day on the first tee, greeting participants and telling them about our mission. With over 100 golfers from all areas of the trucking industry, our "Rejected Loads" program...
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Oasis for our drivers

​ We appreciate the many truck drivers that make their way through our facility. Whether they are volunteer drivers or professionals bringing in a donated load, we want them to know they are valued. In February, Midwest Food Bank Arizona debuted its drivers lounge. What was an unused office space with a beautiful shower (installed by the previous o...
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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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Scouts bless MFB Arizona

This January, Boy Scouts from Mesa Troop 653 out of Central Christian Church descended upon Midwest Food Bank Arizona. Led by Eagle Scout candidate David Decker, the team gave our parking and dock areas some much needed upgrades. Over multiple days, two designated loading zones for agency pick-ups and dock guide lines for both docks were ...
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California wildfire relief continues

The 2018 California wildfires have dropped out of the public eye, but they are still daily news at Midwest Food Bank Arizona. We are preparing the send our 5 th  semi-load of supplies from our Gilbert, AZ location.  In addition, we were able to facilitate a truckload of supplies directly from a donor to our Salvation Army partne...
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Snowbird season

How do Arizonians know that winter has come? First, the nation's interest in our ability to fry an egg on the sidewalk severely diminishes. And second, our winter residents from the Midwest complete their migration to the Grand Canyon State.  When our Midwesterners return to the Southwest we all get excited. During the winter months we ad...
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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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Monsoon Disaster Relief

During the evening on August 2, a powerful monsoon storm swept through the Phoenix area. The hardest hit area was just southwest of Phoenix in Rainbow Valley. Fierce winds and rain destroyed at least 15 homes and damaged many others. When the news hit, Midwest Food Bank immediately reached out to the on-site support team with the American Red Cross...
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Unexpected Blessings

So often it is the unexpected that is the greatest blessing. On June 28, Midwest Food Bank Arizona held its first off-site packing activity at the Desert Financial corporate offices in Tempe, AZ. Just 2 ½ weeks earlier a representative of Desert Financial was passing by MFB in Arizona and stopped in to see if we could fill the event gap left by ano...
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Welcome Patrick to the Team

In June, Midwest Food Bank welcomed Patrick Hodgkinsas the new Executive Director of the Arizona location. His background includes operations management rolesfor a variety of industries and in pastoral and Christian camping roles. Most recently, Patrick was the regional manager of Feed My Starving Children. While there, he increased their internati...
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How Else Can They Learn?

One generation shall praise thy works to another -Psalm 145:4 It's a wonderful thing to see the joy of giving come alive in the eyes of children. We are blessed to be able to provide that learning experience at Midwest Food Bank. Many tasks in a warehouse setting are unsuitable for youngsters. Forklifts aren't usually driven by children. But there ...
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Glorious Saturdays

Want to give back to the community but find it hard to schedule that time in this fast-paced world? Then Midwest Food Bank's Glorious Saturdays are just what you need. Every Saturday, MFB offers volunteer opportunities for all ages and abilities. Walk-in with no appointment anytime from 9 a.m. to noon. We'll have something you can do to help others...
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New distribution location

Beginning Saturday, March 3, MFB Arizona agencies have another option for distribution: Tucson. Already 18 agencies are taking advantage of this alternate pick-up location. Like our regular distribution, agencies will place their order using the online menu system. Order will be packaged at our Gilbert location and sent to Tucson ready for pick up....
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Share the Blessings Breakfast

Midwest Food Bank held it's first "Sharing the Blessings Breakfast" on Wednesday, January 31. It was an opportunity for the non-profit agencies we serve to get to know each other, fellowship and encourage one another. 85 guests enjoyed a breakfast of eggs, fruit, muffins, coffee and juice, while visiting. The Town of Gilbert presented information o...
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Disaster Relief for Texas

As a Salvation Army first responder, Midwest Food Bank is answering the call to send disaster relief food boxes to Texas. By the end of Hurricane Harvey, up to 100 inches of rain is possible. Already over 30,000 people are seeking temporary shelter. The extreme and widespread damage calls for long term relief efforts. Two semi loads of Family Food ...
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Grand Opening!

On August 3, 2017 at 11:30 am, the Arizona Division had its grand opening! Thank you to the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, and the communities for all of your support! Midwest Food Bank is a faith based organization and their mission is to alleviate hunger and poverty by gathering and distributing food donations to not-f...
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First food given from MFB Arizona

December 13 was an exciting day for Midwest Food Bank Arizona, as we were able to provide food for an agency. Fifty boxes of food were given to Native Health, an agency which provides health and wellness services to all people. Volunteers Peter and Blenda Lott were on hand to load the boxes into their pickup. The food will serve Health Start (for p...
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Foundation still "Dewing" it

Midwest Food Bank has recently purchased a semi-tractor for the Arizona division, thanks to a grant from the Dew Foundation in Tyler, TX. This generous gift is already on its way south to its new home. "I think it's significant that on its way to our warehouse, the truck is delivering a load to the Navajo Nation," says Eric Sheldahl, Director of th...
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