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MFB shares the love of Christ in multiple ways

As a faith-based organization, it is the mission of Midwest Food Bank to share the love of Christ by alleviating hunger and malnutrition locally and throughout the world and providing disaster relief; all without discrimination.  -Mission statement of Midwest Food Bank Our mission of sharing the love of Christ is accomplished primarily th...
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MFB 2021: A Mid-Year Review

Reflecting on the first half of 2021, Midwest Food Bank is thankful for the Lord's blessings as we continue to grow and serve from our 12 locations across the US, Kenya, and Haiti. Our generous donors and dedicated volunteer family encourage and support us in the fight against food insecurity. Some of the progress made this year includes the follow...
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Bradley loves MFB Hope Packs

Bradley Schwab is a 6th grader at Sterling Middle School. He was born with dwarfism, a unique medical condition that results in short stature. Despite his size, Bradley is a towering presence in the hearts of many people. He is the life of his classroom and a joy to his teachers. Like many other students at Sterling Middle Schoo...
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Volunteers like T are a blessing to MFB Morton

With a wide variety of talents and interests, there are multiple tasks MFB volunteers can do. Experience in building maintenance, clerical work, teaching, and greeting people are just a few of the many talents MFB volunteers use. What about someone who enjoys word and logic puzzles? Yes, there's even a place for her.Teresa Goodyear, or "T", be...
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Returning volunteers a blessing to MFB Morton

volunteer (noun) a person who willingly undertakes a service by their own choice Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. The COVID pandemic forced Midwest Food Bank to restructure our volunteer model for everyone's safety. At the same time, the need for family food boxes and Tender Mercies meals ramped up. We are thankful f...
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Safe environments for MFB volunteers and partners

Sharing the love of Christ by alleviating hunger is core to the mission of Midwest Food Bank. "Serving Those in Need" is the first of our values. Care for our food recipients is at the core of everything we do. This same loving care extends to our volunteers, our nonprofit partners, and our staff. Providing a safe environment is one of the ways Mid...
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Donor Advised Funds (DAF) a way to partner with MFB

Midwest Food Bank values our donors and we steward every gift with integrity. We frequently receive questions about various ways to give to MFB and one mechanism - Donor-Advised Funds - is a way donors have partnered with MFB to achieve their giving goals and benefit our mission. A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows yo...
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5 ways to celebrate your birthday with MFB

Young and old, child and adult, we all love celebrating a birthday! At Midwest Food Bank, we enjoy celebrating with you. Here are 5 ways we equip you to celebrate your own birthday or someone else's: 1. Tribute Gift: When you donate online, you can make your gift a tribute to celebrate a birthday. Midwest Food Bank will send a card to the person yo...
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MFB earns Charity Navigator 4-Star ranking for ninth consecutive year

Midwest Food Bank has again received a coveted four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation's top charity evaluator. MFB has received this recognition every year since 2011. Only 4% of charities are given a four-star rating for nine consecutive years. The rating is based on MFB's demonstration of robust financial health a...
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Share Partner appreciates the passion of MFB volunteers and employees

The passion of the Midwest Food Bank employees and volunteers is contagious. Just ask Jan Murphy, a Midwest Food Bank Share Partner (a donor offering a regularly scheduled contribution). She is the former Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. In 2018, ISU President, Larry Dietz, encour...
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Single-serving size Tender Mercies created

Quick, easy, and nutritious were the thoughts behind Midwest Food Bank developing a single serving, microwaveable version of our Tender Mercies meal. "For kids or people living alone, the family-size bag of Tender Mercies wasn't the right fit," says Gail Thorson, Tender Mercies coordinator for MFB. "Because the product can be made in the microwave ...
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Volunteers make MFB Morton remodel happen

If you stop by the Midwest Food Bank Morton, you'll notice some changes. Volunteers and staff have been busy with updates to the office areas, community room, and warehouse. As always, MFB volunteers and generous donors made this project possible. The Morton location has experienced growth both in volunteers and staff, so additional offices were ma...
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MFB sends Disaster Relief to Texas

 Every county in Texas was under a state of emergency following a rare winter storm in mid-February. The heavy snow, ice, and bitterly cold temperatures caused widespread damage as water pipes froze in many locations. Millions were left without power for several days. Midwest Food Bank was ready to respond when partner The Salvation Army reque...
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Mary Ann gives a warm welcome at MFB Morton

Thanks to Mary Ann Preston, a warm welcome and friendly smile greets visitors to Midwest Food Bank Morton. Mary Ann volunteers three days each week at the front desk. She not only welcomes guests in person and on the phone, but she also uses her beautiful penmanship to write "thank you" notes to volunteers and donors. "I volunteer because I en...
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God's timing at MFB Morton

There were many challenges during 2020, and here at Midwest Food Bank Morton, it was no exception. However, as we look back on last year, God kept reminding us that He had it handled. "If I just stayed out of the way and didn't allow myself to get stressed, I could enjoy watching how God is always in control," says Gail Thorson, Tender Mercies...
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Share Partner Profile: Small gifts can have a big impact

At Midwest Food Bank, Share Partners make a continual positive impact. They donate a set amount on a regular schedule - weekly, monthly, or quarterly. If you think our Share Partners are all wealthy retirees giving huge amounts, we'd like to introduce you to Allysha. Allysha Nordyke lives in Los Angeles, CA, and works for the government. She i...
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MFB opens a new location in Connecticut

 As the pandemic continues, more people are learning about food insecurity and understanding what existed before COVID-19 and how more families now need assistance. A group of people in Connecticut are not just learning. They are taking action. Their willingness to serve is the reason Midwest Food Bank announced the opening of a...
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The CARES Act tax break benefits MFB and our donors

While the impact of the Coronavirus Relief bill of March 2020 had far-reaching effects, there is a lesser-known benefit in the bill. It's a benefit that helps charitable givers AND charities $300 Charitable Giving Deduction Taxpayers who don't itemize their deductions (that's most of us) can take advantage of a special $300 tax deduction. In t...
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MFB Morton blessed through grants from the Morton Community Foundation

Standing together to meet the needs - that's what the financial support of the Morton Community Foundation means to Midwest Food Bank Morton. This year, MFB has received a total of $13,500 from the Morton Community Foundation. The Foundation can gather the funds and MFB can turn that money into meals for people that were impacted by the pandemic an...
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Eli's Donation Creation benefits MFB Morton

You can have your coffee and drink it, too!  Maybe that's cake, but anyway, you don't have to give up your coffee to make a donation to a local organization. Eli's Coffee in Morton has a Donation Creation each month and local organizations receive a portion of the profits.  Midwest Food Bank is the November recipient and the Donation Crea...
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