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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 mo...

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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 ...

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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 20:35 Every 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 a...

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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 individ...

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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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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&n...

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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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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 'me...

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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 ...

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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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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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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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New mark for food distribution

It is always exciting to see "God grant the increase." For Midwest Food Bank Indiana, growth has been steady and nonstop. This year God saw fit to enable us to hit the one million mark for cases distributed in 2018. This is an 11.5% increase over 2017.  God is taking the small things of this world and makes a big impact for His Kingd...

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Providing food in the cold

Just today, Midwest Food Bank Indiana received a call from the American Red Cross. They are asking for our help in providing for the many people coming in out of the cold. Their warming centers have been overwhelmed with people needing assistance during the current Arctic blast. The details haven't been finalized, we plan to provide the Red Cr...

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Successful program expanding

 Midwest Food Bank Indiana has participated in the Food Drop program since its inception. In five months more than 87,000 pounds of food were donated. The success of the Indianapolis based initiative has allowed it to expand to the whole state. Food Drop gives drivers the option of dropping rejected food loads at one of nine participating loca...

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Holiday Meal Help

On November 13, 2018 Andretti Autosport along with Sponsors Butterball, Kroger, DHL, and Midwest Food Bank Indiana will distribute 740 butterball turkeys and 1000 cases of stuffing. Four of Midwest Food Banks' key partner agencies in Indianapolis will receive the food to give away - Wheeler Mission, St. Vincent de Paul, Westminster Neighborhood Ser...

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