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MFB Georgia on WXIA 11Alive

Midwest Food Bank Georgia was featured in a video segment recently on Atlanta & company on WXIA 11Alive. MFB President and CEO, David Keiser, and MFB Georgia Executive Director, Will Garner, went to the TV studios for the interview. We are thankful for the opportunity to share our history and vision of future work in Georgia. It was also a grea...
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Midwest Food Bank's Values

By definition, values are important beliefs or ideals one has about what is good or bad, desirable or undesirable. They have a a major influence on one's behavior and attitude and serve as broad guidelines in all situations. In the first half of 2019, the Midwest Food Bank National Board of Directors reviewed and refined the organization's values. ...
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MFB Georgia is "Impacting Our Community"

To help those struggling with food insecurity, Midwest Food Bank Georgia currently serves over 300 partner non-profit organizations each month, who are impacting 56 counties in 6 states. Soon, we hope to have an even greater impact by increasing the nutritional value of the food we distribute. We have an opportunity to repurpose 11,000 sq. ft. of w...
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Midwest Food Bank Georgia hosts Tender Mercies packing event

Southern hospitality was at its best when Gail Thorson, Tender Mercies Coordinator at Midwest Food Bank Morton, IL, traveled to Peachtree City, Georgia to work alongside staff and volunteers at MFB Georgia. The trip was made to help facilitate a Tender Mercies packing event at MFB Georgia. Tender Mercies is Midwest Food Bank's highly nutritious mea...
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Not your ordinary barn

Did you know that there is a Barn in Peachtree City that helps fight food insecurity? In 2017, Midwest Food Bank Georgia increased its capacity to serve our community by building a loading dock and a 3,600 sq. ft. storage building. When working with the contractor on the building design, the decision was made to put red siding on the building ...
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Welcome Tender Mercies to Georgia

Tender Mercies is a meal program of Midwest Food Bank and is making its "packing" debut here in Georgia. It is a low cost, high nutrition meal packet, consisting of chicken seasoned rice and beans fortified with vitamins and protein. Over the past couple of years, Midwest Food Bank has packed millions of these nutritious meals at our facilities in ...
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Kieser family wins Distinguished Service Award

The family of Midwest Food Bank founder and president, David Kieser, was honored at the McLean County Republican Party Lincoln Reagan Dinner. Held Friday, May 17, the dinner included a presentation by  White House Chef Martin Mongiello, and a silent auction.  Chosen from among eight other nominees, the David Kieser family was one of ...
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Donating non-cash items to Midwest Food Bank

Midwest Food Bank is able to alleviate hunger for those in need due to the generous support received in the form of food donations, volunteer hours and dollar contributions. These are the key inputs to the MFB Business Model.  Some of our donors have given non-cash items to MFB. These include cars, stocks, real estate, collectibles, grain...
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Share Partners offer unique blessings to MFB

Midwest Food Bank donors come in all shapes and sizes (and amounts!). We appreciate the heart each one has for those struggling with food insecurity. Donated funds, great and small, are treated with respect and what we hope is good stewardship. ​ There is a unique subset of donors we'd like to take a moment to highlight. These are generous folks wh...
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Great day with our youth

It's a wonderful thing to see the joy on children's faces when they're volunteering. At Midwest Food Bank Georgia we recently had the opportunity to do this. Gary Eller, father of Spring Hill Elementary School teacher Jeff Eller, and MFB volunteer CDL driver took one of our semis to visit the school. About 30 of Jeff's 3rd-5th grade students w...
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Serving with a partner

In February, a Midwest Food Bank Georgia employee had the privilege of serving alongside one of our partner agencies. Operations Manager Lisa Lowther volunteered with Hearts of Love Outreach Ministries of Newman, GA. Joan and Marshall Lee, their family and a few dedicated volunteers serve families and individuals in need in their community wit...
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Board meeting focused on Head & Heart

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety." -Proverbs 13:14​​ Midwest Food Bank's National Board met for an annual strategy session in February. The gathering of the nine board members was a time to reflect on the MFB mission and faithfully look forward to the future. Humbled by the growth in the ...
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MFB Georgia given award

Midwest Food Bank Georgia was recognized by the Fayette Chamber of Commerce with the 2018 Nonprofit Award of Excellence. This award recognizes and honors a nonprofit organization that demonstrates enhancement of the quality of life and betterment of the community; contributes a balance of time, expertise and funding; and serves locally, regionally ...
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Christian Brothers Automotive Helping Those In Need

Midwest Food Bank Georgia recently received a grant from Christian Brothers Automotive Fischer Crossings in Sharpsburg, GA. The car repair services shop recently donated $16,000 to MFB for the purchase a semi-trailer. The trailer will double our capacity to receive donated loads of food. It will also provide cost savings by reducing our truck broke...
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Midwest Food Bank Video Receives 2018 Telly Award

Midwest Food Bank's "Together" Video produced by Malt Maker Media received the 2018 Silver Telly Award. The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens. The video which highlights and promotes the importance of personal involvement in helping those who struggle with food insecurity. It's theme is reminiscent of the days...
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Volunteer Christmas Celebration

Midwest Food Bank Georgia took some time to celebrate Christmas with our volunteers. On Saturday, December 1, we held our annual Volunteer Appreciation Christmas Party. Over 60 volunteers joined MFB staff for music, games, fun, and lots of food. Our loading dock was transformed into a festive Christmas wonderland And, for football fans, the Georgia...
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Generous Clorox and Niagara donations

​ In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael, Midwest Food Bank has responded to date with over 20 truckloads of food boxes, water, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene kits into the Carolinas, southern Georgia and northern Florida. Two major donors in our Georgia region have stepped up in a big way to help with these ongoi...
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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: https://midwestfoodbank.org/hurricane-florence-relief Thank you!  
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Why we do what we do

People in difficult life circumstances often feel as though no one is on their side. The thought, "Who cares?" must run through their minds. At Midwest Food Bank, we want to respond with a reassuring, "We do!" We care, and that's why we do what we do. How many people appreciate what foster families really do for kids? We do , and that's why we supp...
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Blessing the children

Having a good school system doesn't mean everything is perfect. Here in Fayette County are some of the highest rated schools in the state and nation. Still, some of the children are hungry. What can a teacher do for a student who can't concentrate because of hunger? Some decided to use their own personal funds to provide food. That is dedication. M...
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