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 mingled around, enjoying fellowship with each other. A "Journey of the Dollar" display was set up to depict how money donations to the Midwest Food Bank are utilized. A photo booth was also available for dinner guests to create a memorable photo of their attendance at the event.
As dinner guests enjoyed their meal, catered by Renee Endress, and fellowship around their tables, various presentations were given to highlight the many avenues of need which the Midwest Food Bank seeks to support. Backpack Program, Tender Mercies, General Warehouse operations, and other partnerships with feeding programs and organizations were briefly presented. Each of these entities would not be able to function without the active support of our generous donors.
The evening concluded with a brief praise and worship time, led by Caleb Plattner. We give God all the praise and glory for what He has done and is doing in and through the Midwest Food Bank. It is His work, we are merely privileged to be facilitators of the work that He is doing.