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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 featured on Moody Bible Radio

Moody Bible Radio recently featured the work of Midwest Food Bank through a conversation with John Whitaker, Executive Director of the Indiana location. John shared with listeners the impact of MFB in Indiana, nationally and internationally. He also talked about how God makes himself known through MFB as well as ways to partner financially and thro...
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MFB partners with FOP to help local church

The gifts were wrapped and the Christmas care packages organized at the Church of Lord of Jesus Christ in Indianapolis. The congregation continued their work as they mourned the tragic death of their assistant pastor, Chris Smith. Smith was shot and killed at his own bachelor party on Nov. 29.Then, less than a week before Christmas, a fire cau...
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A Baby So Helpless, So Meek and So Mild

by John Whitaker, MFB Indiana Executive DirectorA baby so helpless, so meek and so mildWas sent as a Savior, came to earth as a child.It was a manger that first held the redemption for sin,Prepared before time, Christ's earthly life would begin.He was born of a virgin and admired by kings; In His life he would do some miraculous things.He would liv...
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KAR Global hosts a "Foodless Food Drive" for MFB Inidiana

A foodless food drive? That's exactly what KAR Global (karglobal.com) did to benefit Midwest Food Bank, Indiana. Instead of collecting canned food items the company asked employees to donate financially and leverage the buying power of Midwest Food Bank.Over $24,000 was given by KAR Global employees this fall. During the last nine years KAR ha...
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MFB Indiana supplies Food 4R Souls

Here at Midwest Food Bank we have a front row seat to the many food pantries throughout Indiana that are the boots on the ground in the war against hunger and poverty.We recently were able to add Food 4R Souls to the list of pantries that receive food from MFB Indiana. Located in Austin, Indiana, Food 4R Souls serve about 200 families each mon...
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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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Kind Harvest an inspiring evening

MFB Indiana's Kind Harvest, an outdoor farm-to-table-meal in the heart of Indianapolis was an inspiring evening. It was Monument Circle's first-ever sit-down, plated dinner. The meal was delicious, thanks to event coordinator Hali Mynatt, Chef Anthony Puma, and the catering team at Lucas Estate. this event could not have happened without the s...
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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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Divine appointment at MFB Indiana

"... remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive." -Acts 20:35Every summer, Midwest Food Bank Indiana partners with a mission group called "Group Works." A different set of students came to MFB each week on what they called a "Week of Hope." It offers an opportunity for volunteerism an...
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MFB Indiana blessed with a new forklift from Toyota Material Handling

Toyota Material Handling in Columbus, Indiana, has long been a supporter of Midwest Food Bank Indiana. Their most recent act of generosity was the donation of a brand new propane forklift. The new forklift is designated for loading trucks outside. As MFB Indiana continues&nb...
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PNC awards Grant to MFB Indiana

PNC Bank has recently awarded Midwest Food Bank Indiana a $10,000 grant to help provide support for its Promise for Protein Program. The program will infuse much needed protein into Allen County located in the northern part of the state. Allen County is home to the city of Fort Wayne and is home to a large population of Burmese Refug...
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Reserve your seat at Kind Harvest

On Saturday, September 21, Midwest Food Bank Indiana will host the second annual Kind Harvest event. Kind Harvest is a an open-air meal for 500 guests held on Indy's iconic Monument Circle. This annual fundraiser will include a farm-to-table style gourmet meal, live music, live auction, and a unique interactive display to educate individu...
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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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Michael Andretti Foundation hosts MFB Indiana

On May 15, the Michael Andretti Foundation invited Midwest Food Bank Indiana to use the Andretti Autosport Gasoline Alley at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was an opportunity to say "Thank you" to some donors and sponsors just a few weeks before the Indy 500.About 65 people joined us for a practice day at the track. The day started with a 'mee...
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Pack The Pantries a community effort

 Midwest Food Bank Indiana is thankful for the support of Fox59 of Indianapolis. Each year, Fox 59 raises funds to divide between MFB Indiana and Gleaners Food Bank. During the campaign, Fox59 promotes donations, telling viewers where and how they can give.The fundraising effort culminates with an all-day telethon, this year held on April 12. ...
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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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Partnering with the Fraternal Order of Police

Midwest Food Bank Indiana and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) teamed up in an effort to tackle child and family hunger. Active and retired officers and members of the FOP along with their families distributed 300 food boxes provided by MFB in the Fountain Square area of Indianapolis on March 30. The distribution was held to help low-income fami...
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