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28,000 meals in one morning

 225 volunteers, 2.5 hours, 7,000 meal packets! That is what Midwest Food Bank, Resonate Church, and many volunteers accomplished on March 3. The math is even more powerful when you consider that each packet feeds four people - that's 28,000 meals. The Morton location of MFB is working with groups in central Illinois to organize and host event...

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Higher learning, higher calling

" ...by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' " - Acts 20:35 It's a blessing to us at MFB to see so many people concerned about those in need. Elementary school children learn the value of thinking of others. High shool and college-age men ...

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Expanding Tender Mercies...Literally

The staff and volunteers at the Midwest Food Bank Morton have been prototyping larger bags of the Tender Mercies meal packet – rice, pre-cooked pinto beans, soy protein and chicken flavored seasoning. These larger bags are especially helpful for food pantries that serve meals to large numbers of people. MFB Haiti also has an interest in creating la...

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New home discovered - PJS Article

STEVE STEIN/JOURNAL STAR | Midwest Food Bank wants to open a new location in this building in Morton after Equipment Depot moves out. There's 18,000 square feet of warehouse space and 3,000 square feet of office space. By Steve Stein Updated Jul. 9, 2012 @ 8:02 am MORTON Midwest Food Bank has its sights set on a soon-to-be-vacant building on the we...

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Morton Update! 07.15.2012

Thanks for partnering with Midwest Food Bank! The Morton Division is now halfway towards it's initial goal! Thank you all for your generous hearts and partnership! New Building Tours - July 17th from 6:00-7:00pm Stop by the former Equipment Depot building to see the future location of Midwest Food Bank - Morton Division. You will be able to see wha...

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Morton Update 10.12.2012

Peoria/Morton Division Update! Hello from the Board of the Peoria/Morton Midwest Food Bank. Over the past two months, you have probably wondered what has been happening with the Morton property. This email will inform you of the progress! Property Closing Buying property is rarely simple or easy. In short, the building is in a condominium associati...

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Spring Newsletter 2013

"But the path of the just is like the shining sun that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day" - NKJV Proverbs 4:18 Spring Blessings abound at Peoria and Peoria/Morton Midwest Food Bank. Our neighbors in need are given hope through your desire to shine hope and love on their path. Today we are sharing with you one of our most brightest and perfe...

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Charity Navigator - Latest Ranking

Midwest Food Bank Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator has just scored Midwest Food Bank on their website. We scored a 69.89 out of a possible 70, putting us at the top of food banks in the U.S.! Thank you to all of the volunteers, donors, and board members who make the Midwest Food Bank possible! Check out the full report here: M...

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Morton Division Update!

Hello from MFB - Morton Division -- Packaging & Logistics Facility. Over the past several months, many volunteer hours have been spent on renovations of our new facility in Morton! Our 3 main goals are: Provide logistical support for MFB, Package bulk product/Tender Mercies, & provide volunteer opportunities. A big thanks to the community o...

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1st Shipment of Tender Mercies to Arkansas!

36,000 bags of Tender Mercies ready for our 1st shipment! They are headed to Arkansas Rice Depot to feed kids via a backpack program! Contact us to see how YOU can make a difference! 

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Morton Junior HS Help-A-Thon!

​A big thanks to all the students from Morton Junior High School that served at MFB Morton last week. They boxed up over 9,000 bags in less than 2 hours! #helpathon

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Washington, IL - Tornado Disaster Relief

72 cases of water and 2 pallets of food has been delivered to those affected today in Washington. Our prayers go out to all affected. 

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Tornado Update - Pekin & Washington, IL

Dear Midwest Food Bank Supporters and Volunteers, When disasters impact our world MFB is always asked if we are supporting the victims and their loved ones. Often we have to wait for instructions from national disaster coordinators before the trucks of relief can be put on the road. Sunday, November 17th a tornado hit our own state and communities!...

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Latest of what's happening at MFB!

A path to help Washington opened again today as we delivered food and other products to several churches supplying meals and food. The resolve of those who have suffered with damage is amazing! Our prayers are with all!  

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Update! - Washington, IL Relief Efforts

Many have been asking how you can help our disaster relief efforts. Let me first say that the outpouring of love within this community is both humbling and overwhelming, we are so proud to call Central Illinois our home! Listed below are 3 ways you can support your unknown neighbors through MFB Morton... 1) Product donations. We are looking specifi...

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Walk-In Wednesdays!

​On March 5th marked our first day of Walk-In Wednesdays! We are thankful for each and every volunteer that walks through our doors. Join us as we strive to bridge the gap between poverty and prosperity! About Walk-In Wednesdays 9:00-11:00 AM every Wednesday Projects will be laid out in our warehouse and ready to go! Individual volunteers are welco...

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New Employee!

We are very excited to announce the newest member of the Morton Team - welcome Fred Kaiser! Fred works full-time as our Director of Operations / Volunteer Coordinator. Please send him an email if you or a group are interested in serving at the Morton Facility! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Clay Shoot for Hunger 2014 Recap

Our 5th Annual Clay Shoot for Hunger in Mackinaw, IL on Saturday, June 28th was a huge success thanks to the Oak Ridge Sportman's Club, all the sponsors, volunteers and God for the great weather and conditions for the shooters. This increasingly popular event drew 148 shooters to aim and shoot 100 clays through a course designed for all levels of e...

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Tender Mercies load fulfilled for Backpack Program!

​July has been very busy so far and God's hand is showing through it all. We have another load scheduled for our friends in Arkansas. They operate a great organization that serves over 35,000 kids via a backpack program. On Monday, July 14th, we achieved a new record for the production of Tender Mercies (TM) in one day - 7,600 bags eclipsing the "o...

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Summer Newsletter 2014 - PDF

There is so much happening! Volunteers and donors at both Peoria and Morton Divisions are busy delivering relief and hope to those in need. Read all about the impact they are making locally and around the world. 2014 Summer Newsletter (PDF) 

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