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Feed the 5,000 - new event

 Midwest Food Bank Morton hosted the first ever "Feed the 5,000" event in November 2017. Three Morton churches, Bethel Lutheran, Blessed Sacrament and Grace Church, participated by sponsoring the cost of a pallet of Tender Mercies. Volunteers from each church worked together to pack their pallet, too. A pallet of Tender Mercies feeds 5,280 peo...
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Disaster Relief for Texas

As a Salvation Army first responder, Midwest Food Bank is answering the call to send disaster relief food boxes to Texas. By the end of Hurricane Harvey, up to 100 inches of rain is possible. Already over 30,000 people are seeking temporary shelter. The extreme and widespread damage calls for long term relief efforts. Two semi loads of Family Food ...
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Our volunteers, our best advocates

 Midwest Food Bank volunteers become our best advocates and the Ingham family of Washington is a great example of that. They were encouraged to volunteer at Midwest Food Bank by the Otte family - regular volunteer leaders at the Morton Division. "We needed to find something that our family could do together and enjoy while serving our communit...
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12 eggs, 1 easy way to fight hunger

Midwest Food Bank is reaping the benefits of a newly expanding program. HATCH for Hunger is a partnership between Kroger Co., Rose Acre Farms and Elanco Animal Health to provide quality protein to undernourished people through the power of an egg. Originally started in 65 stores in central Indiana, HATCH recently expanded to 136 Kroger stores acros...
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Out of the Box Giving

Partner with us and make an impact. We love to share the blessings here at MFB, and we are excited to share a way for you to make an impact through stuff! There are many ways you can give to Midwest Food Bank, you can give cash, and now you can donate stock, electronics, gift cards or other noncash assets. Thank you for all your help us bridge the ...
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Charity Navigator - 2014 Rating

We have some exciting news to share! Nonprofit evaluator Charity Navigator has awarded Midwest Food Bank our fourth consecutive four star rating! Charity Navigator bases its rating on nonprofits' financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. We now have the #1 rating among food banks nationally and are ranked in the top ten in...
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Stop The Violence Project (STVP) - [updated]

MFB Peoria and Morton joined together with our partner agency, Stop The Violence Project (STVP), for their recent street festival in Peoria on August 8th. It was a big success with over 1,665 children and adults having a great time! Event included games and concessions, food, music and preaching, and lots of fun! We hope that we can make this a reg...
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2015 Summer Newsletter - Peoria/Morton

 Each day is full of joyful and exciting moments at Midwest Food Bank and we love to share them. The stories and praise reports are because of you all giving of your time and talents. Each one of you is essential for Midwest Food Bank to Share the Blessings! Read and enjoy our latest newsletter. If you wish to print the Summer newsletter click...
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TX & OK Disaster Relief

Midwest Food Bank (MFB) has been asked by The Salvation Army to assist in relief efforts for Texas & Oklahoma storm victims. A semi-load of food and hygiene supplies have been sent from our divisions (one each) in Bloomington, Peoria, and Indianapolis warehouses. All six Midwest Food Bank warehouses nationally are on standby to support the reli...
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1st Distribution!

Distribution in Morton…join us! Hunger is real. This is the reason MFB is constantly seeking to reach farther in extending grace and nutrition to more tables of need. We have received the call in Morton that food distribution help is needed! So many of our partner agencies travel every month great distances to pick up our product. Our division in B...
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Distribution in Morton? Coming Soon!

We have received the call in Morton that distribution help is needed! So many of our partner agencies travel every month great distances to pick up our product. Our division in Bloomington has asked us to partner in serving local agencies in order for us to continue meeting the rising needs. Morton will soon be operating a "satellite distribution" ...
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Shipment to Tacloban, Philippines

Shared & Edited from a post from our Indy Division In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devasted large portions of southeast Asia, in particular, the Philippines (where it is known as Typhoon Yolanda). Midwest Food Bank responded to the disaster back then and continues to support the rebuilding effort. Earlier this week, a shipping container from MFB arrive...
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Charity Navigator 4 Star Rating!

Here at MFB, we unabashedly pray for God's guidance and provision to feed those in need. Our ability to meet this goal of service is only possible through all the dedicated volunteers and donors that trickle and sometimes pour through our doors on a weekly basis. It is because of our talented staff, these volunteers and donors that have earned Midw...
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MFB Peoria/Morton 2014 Winter Newsletter

Each day is full of joyful and exciting moments at Midwest Food Bank and we love to share them. The stories and praise reports are because of you all giving of your time and talents. Each one of you is essential for Midwest Food Bank to Share the Blessing! Read and enjoy our latest newsletter. If you wish to print the Winter newsletter click here.
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Benefit Dinner & Auction Recap!

​What a great evening of celebration for the great blessings of MFB Peoria & Morton. The Morton warehouse looked fantastic and the Packaging Machine was the big hit to see! A huge thank you to the benefit committee, the volunteers that cleaned the warehouse, the caterer and her willing helpers, and the donors of the items auctioned. Most of all...
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Golf Outing Recap + Pics!

Our 5th Annual Golf Outing in Peoria, IL on Tuesday, September 16th was a huge success thanks to WeaverRidge Golf Club, all the sponsors, volunteers and God for the great weather and conditions for the golfer. This increasingly popular event drew over 100 golfers through a very challenging course. A great buffet dinner and raffle followed. Check ou...
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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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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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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! fkaiser@midwestfoodbank.org 
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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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