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 and many other neccessities to those most in need.
Midwest Food Bank's motto, 'Sharing the Blessing" was seen in a very tangible way as they distributed more than 500 cases of food and supplies to the homeless of our community. This is not just a model that is displayed at the Lee County Homeless Coalition Event but rather carried out through their distribution months at their Billy Creek Commerce Park location. Midwest Food Bank serves the non-profit community of Florida by distributing food at no cost to the recipient.
Midwest Food Bank began it's journey in 2003 in Mclean County, Illinois meeting an immediate need of 10 agencies at that time. This need quickly grew and after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 Midwest Food Bank grew it's potential in serving the non-profit community as well as it's National Disaster Relief efforts. With locations in Illinois, Indiana, Georgia, Florida and East Africa Midwest Food Bank has become considered to be the ultimate pass-through organization. Because of MFB's dependable volunteers, over 99% of donations go to program costs rather than administrative expenses.
Midwest Food Bank-Florida currently serves over 50,000 individuals on a monthly basis and has acheived a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, a national non-profit watch-dog of over 8,000 national non-profits. This is Charity Navigators highest rating. For more information on Midwest Food Bank please click on the link http://florida.midwestfoodbank.org/home