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MFB Peoria and East Africa receive grant from the Caterpillar Foundation

Together. Stronger. That is how the Caterpillar Foundation approaches partnerships. The recent $256,000 donation from the Cat Foundation to Midwest Food Bank puts that call into action.  The donation will be used 100 percent for the purchase of food for the Peoria and East Africa locations of MFB.  Locally, the donation will be used for p...
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MFB Peoria says goodbye to faithful volunteer

Midwest Food Bank could not function without the many volunteers that serve on a regular basis. We have been blessed with many long standing, faithful volunteers. Kenny Holstrom was one of those core volunteers. After many years of volunteer service, Kenny recently went home to be with the Lord at the age of 91. He was much loved by any and all. Ke...
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Sharing the Blessings Banquet a success

Our final event for the year 2019 ended with a lovely banquet to benefit Midwest Food Bank Peoria and Morton. We were thrilled to be able to host the banquet in our newly renovated Peoria warehouse space. Prospect Sound and Lighting assisted with the banquet set up. Dinner guests began their evening with scrumptious hors d'oeuvres as they ming...
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David Kieser shares MFB story on The Savvy Sauce Podcast

Humility = Success. This is just one of the many pieces of wisdom shared by David Kieser, Midwest Food Bank's President and Founder, during a podcast interview on The Savvy Sauce.  Laura Dugger, The Savvy Sauce host, invited David to share some of the "God stories" he has experienced at MFB. During the 84 th episode of the weekly podcast, Davi...
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MFB Peoria wins Association of Fundraising Professionals award

  The Central Illinois Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is one of 230 chapters worldwide. It encompasses a broad spectrum of professional experience and backgrounds, representing the areas of health, human services, education, religion, and the arts. It is committed to the advancement of philanthropy and ethical fu...
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Why nutrition matters to Midwest Food Bank

Midwest Food Bank is committed to helping the hungry of this world. However, we're concerned with more than just how much food we can provide . Our mission is to alleviate hunger AND malnutrition. Alongside our dedication to filling empty stomachs, we're focused on the nutritional quality of our products.  Think about your own grocery shopping...
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Celebrating by serving at MFB Peoria

​Two volunteers recently chose to celebrate their birthdays with a "party" at Midwest Food Bank Peoria. It's heart-warming to host celebrations centered around helping those in need. Madison Hieser volunteered at MFB Morton a few months ago. When planning a party for her 16th birthday, she couldn't think of a better party than sharing her...
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Midwest Food Bank welcomes new IT/Executive Director

Midwest Food Bank welcomes Lisa Martin to our family of employees. As the New Executive Director of the Morton location, Lisa will coordinate operations there. Responsibilities include directing warehouse and volunteer activity, community outreach, and overseeing financial and budgetary operations. Additionally, Lisa will serve ...
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Dot Foods a valuable MFB partner

According to USDA studies, more than 150 tons of food is wasted in the U.S. each day. As a feeding ministry, it is important to the mission of Midwest Food Bank to reclaim some of that food. Dot Foods, located in Mount Sterling, IL, is a food distributor serving businesses in food service, retail, vending and food ingredient channels. As the n...
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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 Peoria receives grant from United Way

Midwest Food Bank is the recipient of a $40,000 donation from the Heart of Illinois United Way. The gift is specifically designated to fund MFB's Backpack Program. MFB Bloomington/Normal and Peoria's Backpack Program supports 40 schools in Peoria, Putnam, Tazewell and Woodford counties. Non-perishable, child-friendly food is given to qualifying stu...
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MFB Peoria hosts annual agency meeting

" Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works  -Hebrews 10:24 Rollie Reed, Operations Manager, and Elisabeth Hayes, Office Assistant, recently met with 250 agency representatives for MFB's annual partnership meetings. Every year, MFB invites partnering agencies to come together for important announcements and gi...
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Clay shoot a fun fundraiser for MFB Peoria and Morton

June 8, 2019 was the day of MFB's Annual Clay Shoot for Hunger. This was the 10th year for the popular event.  It was a beautiful day with perfect weather. 113 shooters took part at the Oak Ridge Sportsman's Club in Mackinaw, IL. It was a great time of fun and fellowship, all while bringing help and hope to those in need. Following the shoot, ...
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MFB Peoria receives truck grant

Thanks to funding dollars from Walmart Foundation, Community Foundation of Central IL, and Ameren IL MFB Peoria has a new refrigerated box truck.  This truck will replace a well-used, smaller sprinter van used for our daily grocery donation pickups and other refrigerated donations and/or deliveries. Our volunteer box truck drivers tr...
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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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Ashes to glory

"For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an  eternal glory that far outweighs them all."  -I Corinthians 4:17 In a catastrophic turn of events, Raber Packing Company of Peoria burned to the ground in November 2018. The owners have taken this momentary trouble and produced an eternal glory, by turning ...
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Phase Two of our remodel is underway

Midwest Food Bank Peoria  staff and volunteers are settling into newly renovated offices and community room. The  bright and open-aired space is refreshing . As with any remodel project, a few finishing touches are still needed .   Phase two of our renovation is in full-swing. Our old office space is being demolished to expand t...
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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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