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MFB Arizona to hold first Annual Dinner and Gala in March

The Mesa Country Club will be the site for Midwest Food Bank Arizona's first-ever "Be The Blessing" Dinner and Gala set for Saturday, March 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. David Kieser, founder, president and CEO of MFB will be the featured speaker at the event. The focus of the evening will be on informing, inspiring and inviting -  informing a...

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PGA Tour Pro Purdy Joins MFB Arizona

Longtime PGA Tour golf professional Ted Purdy has gone from golf driving to fork lift driving. Ted joined MFB Arizona as Community Relations Director in December 2019. He recently finished tied for 58th place in the PGA's Bermuda Championship. Ted, a University of Arizona business graduate, has won tournaments on the Asian Tour, the Web.c...

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Midwest Food Bank recognized by Forbes and

Late in 2019, two business publications have recently had favorable things to say about Midwest Food Bank. 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 chariti...

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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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Hello Fresh blessing the people MFB Arizona serves

Creativity and thoughtfulness can result in unexpected blessings for a non-profit organization. For example, Hello Fresh, the popular meal kit delivery business recently implemented an in-house recycling operation to benefit the people served by Midwest Food Bank. The ingredients for Hello Fresh's meals are shipped in specially insulated boxes...

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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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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. ...

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MFB Arizona blessed by Sun Valley Community Church

The Sun Valley Community Church (SVCC) has been blessing Midwest Food Bank Arizona for quite a while. We appreciate their hearts for those in need and their support.  Last year, MFB Arizona has the opportunity to help the victims of the destructive wildfires in California. SVCC took a special offering to support our disaster relief. During Jun...

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The Vanguard Group partnership with MFB Arizona

Midwest Food Bank Arizona has a thriving partnership with The Vanguard Group, investment advisors. Their support is lively and encouraging.During the last half of June, Vanguard held its annual "All Cans on Deck" food drive. More than just a food collection, All Cans on Deck is a two-week extravaganza. A partial list of activities includes: bake sa...

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Bottled water donation

As valley temperatures start to flirt with triple digits, State Farm employees at the company's Marina Heights campus in Tempe, AZ just completed a hydration drive. The drive tripled its goal and garnered 160,000 bottles of water to donate to Midwest Food Bank Arizona. In order to be distributed the cases of water needed to be palletized. Ente...

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Arizona Tax Credit Grant

At Midwest Food Bank Arizona, we promote the Arizona Tax Credit as a benefit to donors. Arizona allows taxpayers the choice of giving tax payments to non-profit organizations rather than the state. Your charitable donations can have the dramatic effect of reducing your tax bill. (More details here.) Believing that this is an amazing benefit to Ariz...

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New Satellite Distribution

Satellite distributions allow Midwest Food Bank to share the blessings with non-profit feeding programs not close to us. Until now, Tucson was the only one satellite distribution for MFB Arizona.  May 2, 2019 was the first pick-up for distribution in Flagstaff, AZ. MFB Arizona has been working with the Flagstaff Family Food Center an...

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Heroes to the Homeless

Midwest Food Bank Arizona was one of three charitable organizations highlighted at the recent Arizona Multihousing Association event at the Phoenix Convention Center. Kowalski Construction invited us to join them at their booth and highlight food insecurity. The theme of the event was "The Hero in You." Visitors to the Kowalski Construction di...

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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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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 ow...

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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 fir...

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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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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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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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