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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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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: Thank you!  

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Kind Harvest

Thank you for your interest in Kind Harvest, an open-air meal benefitting Midwest Food Bank You are cordially invited to the inaugural Kind Harvest,an open-air meal on Monument Circle in Downtown Indianapolis^.Join us for a beautiful night, complete with a fresh, hand-craftedmeal in one of our city's most iconic settings—but the true purpose ofthe ...

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Huge effort to bless local families

Andretti Autosport partners Butterball and DHL teamed up with 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and his team to give back to the Indianapolis community by donating to agencies served by Midwest Food Bank Indiana. On November 14, 2017, Butterball, the producer of 20 percent of the nation's turkeys, and Andretti Autosport, the back-to-bac...

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Million Meal Marathon

The 7th Annual Million Meal Marathon was held on October 10, 2017. Thousands of happy volunteers filled the Lucas Oil Stadium to pack food. Local businesses, firefighters, police officers, Colts players and cheerleaders worked side-by side with Students, families, friends and neighbors. All had the same mission: feed hungry Hoosiers. Midwest Food B...

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"God is making it grow"

 "I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow." I Corinthians 3:6 Midwest Food Bank is watching the LORD grant increase to the generosity of others. Kaleo, a local non-profit, partners with ministries in the Indianapolis area. MFB Indiana was the recent recipient of a grant from Kaleo, to spruce up our kitchen and o...

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Pressed down and shaken together

"Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over ..." -Luke 6:38 Since the beginning of Midwest Food Bank Indiana, vast storehouses of food have been donated and subsequently given away. But as the saying goes, "You can't outgive the LORD." Food donations have increased at an amazing pace. In 2017, ...

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Kind Harvest Sponsorship

Hello friend of the Food Bank! I hope this message find you well! This year we are hosting a signature fundraising event here in Indianapolis called "Kind Harvest: An Open Air Meal". It will be a meal with our 500 good friends, seated at tables around the circle in downtown Indianapolis. We plan on having this event annually. Our hope is to raise o...

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Making a BIG Impact

Midwest Food Bank was named as a recipient of the Johnson County Community Foundation BIGs Grant. The $25,000 grant will be used to support the MFB's Promise for Protein Program for 2018/2019. The Promise for Protein is a grant-funded program that allows MFB to purchase ground pork for ninety-nine cents a pound. It started in 2010 is a collaborativ...

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Thanksgiving Relief for Hungry Families

MFB is pleased to report that the special distribution on Tuesday, November 22nd was a great success! Feed the Children teamed up with us to create a great event, and many Hoosier families were able to have food security over the holiday weekend thanks to the many thousands of pounds of food given away. Below is a link to Fox 59, who covered the ev...

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Indy Mayor Heads "Caravan of Care"

On 16 Dec 2011, Mayor Greg Ballard headed up a "Caravan of Care", delivering over 12,000 pounds of food and over $7,500 in donations to the Midwest Food Bank Indianapolis Division. Part of the mayor's Pack the Pantries Campaign, the caravan started downtown at the Indianapolis City/County building and drove with police escort several trucks loaded ...

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MFB Indy Sends Disaster Relief to Southern IN

As violent storms in early March have damaged many areas in Southern Indiana, MFB Indy has been part of the effort to provide food and other disaster relief to those who lost their homes, friends, and family in this tragedy. WISH TV, Channel 8, was able to help spotlight this effort recently. Below is a link to the article on their site, and the vi...

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MFB Indy Sending Disaster Relief to Baton Rouge

​Press Release: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 The Midwest Food Bank in cooperation with the Salvation Army will assist in disaster relief in Baton Rouge Louisiana. Initially four semi loads of disaster relief and personal care items will be sent to help in the hurricane Isaac relief efforts. The Midwest Food Bank is a faith based not for profit with ...

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MFB Indy Fall 2012 Newsletter Available!

Our new Fall Newsletter is out and available! It's packed with lots of great information about MFBIndy's impact in 2012, latest statistics, spotlights on our partner agencies, and more. As a special feature, it includes coverage of the recent efforts to provide disaster to relief to victims of the violent storms in southern Indiana. >> Click ...

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Midwest Food Bank ships first loads for Hurricane Sandy Relief

 Midwest Food Bank has the first two loads leaving today to provide The Salvation Army with disaster boxes for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Each load contains about 800 disaster boxes (each serves a family of four for 4-5 days). Individuals wishing to help support our efforts can contribute by calling Midwest Food Bank at 309 663-5350, online u...

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Midwest Indy participates in Mayor Ballards 6th annual Pack the Pantries campaign

The Indianapolis division of the Midwest Food Bank is participating once again in Mayor Ballard's 6th annual pack the pantries campaign. Collections of cased non perishable items will be collected through December 15th, 2013. all donations collected will be distributed to local food pantries. For more information on where to donate go to www.indy.g...

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MFBIndy Partners with IASP

MFBIndy is excited to announce a new partnership with the Indiana Association of School Principles (! This fall we will be kicking off the first annual Share the Spirit campaign. Sixty-six schools will be participating in a canned food drive with a goal of collecting 2,000 lbs of peanut butter, jelly, canned soups and canned veggies fr...

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Job Opening: Volunteer Coordinator

Dear Friends of MFB, I trust you are rejoicing in the goodness and greatness of our God. We are currently looking for a person to join our MFB Team as the Volunteer Coordinator/Administrative Assistant. This is a full time position and the person must have great people skills, a servant's heart and a sense of calling to this important ministry. Thi...

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