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DOT Foods a great partner

Most people have never heard of DOT Foods in Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Midwest Food Bank is fortunate to have a partnership with DOT Foods which is the largest food serve redistribution company in the United States.  DOT Foods employs 4,200 people and was founded in 1960 by Robert and Dorothy Tracy. On average about two semi-loads of food are do...
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An Event To Feed Thousands

Midwest Food Bank Peoria held our first Tender Mercies packaging event on January 4 th and it was awe inspiring! Over 250 volunteers came for a two-hour shift to hand pack Tender Mercies meals. By the end of the day we had eight pallets of Tender Mercies meals – enough to feed 42,250 people! Tender Mercies is a meal program of Midwest Food Bank. Ea...
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Welcome Back Rollie and Denise Reed!

"Each of you should use whatever gifts you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10 Citing this verse as inspiration, Rollie Reed joins Midwest Food Bank Peoria as Operations Manager. Prior to moving to Florida in 2014, Rollie was the Warehouse Manager for us. Now that he and his wife, D...
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Pardon Our Dust

We have had plans to expand to better serve clients and volunteers for quite a while. At last, the renovations at Midwest Food Bank Peoria are well underway. Construction workers have been busy transforming the space previously occupied by Lighthouse Academy to MFB staff offices and community room.  Plans are to move into this new space before...
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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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Jubilee of Cherries

A Midwest Food Bank staff member was out serving in the community recently and was speaking with an individual about her walk with Christ. During their conversation, the woman told the following story: Her family member volunteers at a food pantry in the area and had just received a lot of fresh, dark red cherries from Midwest Food Bank to distribu...
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Collingsworth Family Concert

What a night! Praising the Lord with the Collingsworth Family is so special to MFB every year. Thanks for all that raised the roof at Bethany Baptist Church in Edwards, IL for this sold-out fundraising concert. We look forward to hosting the Collingsworth Family again next June.   View Video from the event
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Growth Campaign Update

​ In 2017, Midwest Food Bank in Peoria kicked off a growth campaign with the sole purpose of improving and increasing our distribution of food and community engagement through volunteer projects. Since then, we have been blessed to receive donations and pledges totaling $530k, over halfway to our revised goal of $930k. Thank you for your support of...
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Clay Shoot for Hunger

June 9th started ominously, but the skies cleared just in time for our 9th Annual Clay Shoot for Hunger fundraiser. Nearly 200 shooters in teams of 4-5 took their best aim to reduce hunger in our communities. All of the profits went to the Peoria and Morton Midwest Food Bank locations. The Oak Ridge Sportsman's Club in Mackinaw, IL was the perfect ...
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Tea Time!

We had a delicious treat! Peoria Seva Mandal shared their homemade Chai tea with us after their volunteer time. They have faithfully served MFB for years and a true friendship has been created. We look forward to their smiles and willing hearts on Thursdays. 
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Birthday Blessings!

Samyuktha had heard about others asking for donations for Midwest Food Bank in lieu of birthday presents. She decided that she wanted to share in the joy of giving to others for her 6th Birthday!! Today, she and her parents brought in 162 pounds of food from her recent birthday party with friends to give to those in need! Happy Birthday Samyuktha!!...
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Trivia Night 2018

The Young Leaders of Midwest Food Bank - Peoria organized the 2 nd annual Trivia Night held in the warehouse. A packed house enjoyed team Trivia, prizes, games and a delicious spread of food. The questions were challenging but the teams were winning and cheering each other on. The Young Leaders consists of 8 professionals that have a heart to serve...
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A Walk to Serve

​ Students from Dunlap CUSD #323 Wilder-Waite Elementary arrived to participate in Project Impact. They do various activities and fundraisers to support different groups and organizations. This month they chose to walk 1 mile to Midwest Food Bank-Peoria to learn what we do, label cans, taste our delicious Tender Mercies meal and then walk back to s...
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Lynch Serves Breakfast

​ Lynch Aluminum Mfg. Co. is not just a neighbor in the warehouse district of North Peoria but serving friends to Midwest Food Bank – Peoria. In January 2016, we sent out a plea for trucking help and Lynch Aluminum graciously provided volunteer drivers and trailers. (Read newsletter article here) Since then, their owners and employees have worked s...
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Offering Food and the Gospel

Youth For Christ is a well-known local and international ministry and has been partnering with Midwest Food Bank for years. Recently Youth For Christ International Directors, Eli Beltran and Jose Gutierrez picked up food and Tender Mercies meals to deliver to Juarez, Mexico, a city desperate for food and support. YFC Mexico works with local churche...
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Sibling Rivalry to Give

​ In 2016, Amanda inspired her 3 children, Alexandra, Colin and Ian, to forgo gifts and collect cans of food at their birthday celebrations. Soon after each birthday, the family loads up their donations and head to Midwest Food Bank – Peoria. (more to the story) There is a sweet sibling rivalry about whether their donation would be greater than the...
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Agencies Together

Reflecting on Community Partnerships Peoria Midwest Food Bank could not distribute donated food to the many people in need in our communities without the 310 partnering agencies we served in 2017. United in the efforts to alleviate hunger these; large-scaled feeding programs, small-town food pantries, or homeless shelters across 40 counties in Illi...
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Kayla's Cupboard Food Pantry

​ Midwest Food Bank is honored to support Kayla's Cupboard since February 2015. Serving and feeding people in need is not new for Harmony Bible Church, who has a food pantry in Danville, IA for many years and desired to reach more people but their location 5 miles outside of Danville and 12 miles from Burlington, made it unreachable by many in need...
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Serving MFB Together

Midwest Food Bank has fantastic volunteers, please read about a couple, Mike and Patty Cotta and how they serve those in need. Both of us just entered retirement (Mike, USDA Ag Lab; Patty, Parsec Enterprises). We had friends who volunteered at Midwest Food Bank. We decided it would be a good opportunity to serve so we inquired about the possibility...
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The perfect anniversary date

Mahesh and Monica were married in Secunderbad, India, on November 15, 2007, and eventually located in Peoria, IL. Thinking of a way to celebrate their 10 anniversay, the couple thought about traveling to Greece. Monica's mother has some health issues, and so they decided to stay near home. Having volunteered at Midwest Food Bank through his work at...
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