Letter from the Executive Director
"My Privilege and Our Potential"
I have had the privilege of being part of the Midwest Food Bank family for almost 3 years now. I've searched for a word that best describes this organization. The only word that keeps coming up is "SPECIAL". This is a special place, it is a special organization, started by a special man and every day I get to work with very special people. I have yet to have a bad day at work. How can I? I have the privilege to share God's blessings and I am surrounded by people who just want to help make this world a better place. We have the privilege to serve nonprofit organizations that want to help people in need. Each month, hundreds of volunteers come here to serve. They just want to help make a positive difference in their community. How special is that? I am so privileged and very blessed. This journey is just beginning. What this special organization is doing right now is really good. Our potential of what we can do is what excites me the most. We have the potential to serve the 50+ organizations on our waiting list. We have the potential to meet the needs of the tens of thousands of people these waiting list organizations serve each month. We have the potential to bring in truckloads of food each day. We have the potential to store 10 semi loads of frozen food. We need your support to continue our great work and to reach that potential. Did you know that a $25 investment means we can receive, store and distribute $625 worth of food? Imagine the impact if every family reading this donates $25 a month. I do not want you to donate to Midwest Food Bank. I WANT YOU to INVEST in the tens of thousands of people that need our support each month.
Midwest Food Bank - Georgia Division
Bob Cover has been a resident of Peachtree City since 1979. He and his wife, Eileen, have been married for 47 years. He has been serving this community for many years and is known around town as a "go to guy" who gets things done. Since he began volunteering at Midwest Food Bank in October 2014, he has generously given us 2,360 hours of volunteer service. He is one of those special volunteers that comes in each day and asks "What can I do to help today?" We are so fortunate to have a multi-talented person around. He drives a forklift, and has logged thousands of miles driving the Midwest Food Bank box truck to pick up donated items. There is nothing Bob can't fix. No job is too tough or too menial for him. He just wants to help make a difference in the lives of people in need. Here at Midwest we say it's all about Sharing the Blessings. Bob not only shares the blessings, he is a blessing!! Thanks for all you do, Bob.
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MFB founder, Dave Kieser, recently conducted a TED Talk at Purdue University.See this video here.
" A Mission You Can Believe In...A Charity You Can Trust."
Charity Navigator recently updated their rating system. Midwest Food Bank is in the top 1% of the 8,300 Charities they rate.