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New volunteer group now a regular

At a missions event at her church, Karen Linklater heard about the volunteer opportunities we have at Midwest Food Bank Florida. The stories she heard sparked a passion in her. Karen is now a lead volunteer here, and a group from her church, Faith UMC, recently gave of their time to help those in need. Faith UMC is now planning a monthly volunteer ...
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2016 Volunteers of the Year

Midwest Food Bank Bloomington is happy to announce the recipients of our "2016 Volunteer of the Year Award." The honor goes to Chris Stoffer and Steve Nolan. Volunteers who receive this recognition are selected by MFB management. They meet all of the requirements and responsibilities of being an MFB volunteer and go beyond by seeking other ways to ...
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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 communi...
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Auction item list, so far

Fort Myers Midwest Food Bank Gala and Auction January 14, 2017 Appetizers and Auction Preview - 4:30 pm Dinner and Auction - 5:30 pm Tickets are $50 each or $400 for a table of 8 Call Midwest Food Bank Florida 239.690-1722 Auction Items 1. Ark Encounter Package - Williamstown, Kentucky 2 Day pass for 4, plus $100 VISA card 2. Basket - Home Spa 3. B...
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State Farm video features MFB volunteer

In an effort to promote volunteerism within their own employees, State Farm created a video focusing on MFB volunteer Jeni Hanson and the work she does here. We are pleased that Jeni and MFB were chosen for this undertaking, and the results are great! To see the amazing video and story with photos, click here.  
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Small guy with a big heart

When donations come from children, they really touch our hearts. It is special to see them learning unselfishness and compassion at a young age. And it reminds us of how we want to be as adults. One such donation came in to our facility recently. AJ Crowe turned his 11th birthday party into an opportunity to bless others. He brought in a donation o...
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First food given from MFB Arizona

December 13 was an exciting day for Midwest Food Bank Arizona, as we were able to provide food for an agency. Fifty boxes of food were given to Native Health, an agency which provides health and wellness services to all people. Volunteers Peter and Blenda Lott were on hand to load the boxes into their pickup. The food will serve Health Start (for p...
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Foundation still "Dewing" it

Midwest Food Bank has recently purchased a semi-tractor for the Arizona division, thanks to a grant from the Dew Foundation in Tyler, TX. This generous gift is already on its way south to its new home. "I think it's significant that on its way to our warehouse, the truck is delivering a load to the Navajo Nation," says Eric Sheldahl, Director of th...
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Community steps up

The 7 th annual "Give Thanks event is over and done, but the love of the donors and volunteers lingers on in the homes of those who received to food. Nearly 2,300 turkeys and boxes of "fixins" were distributed to families over the course of the two-day event, hosted by Midwest Food Bank and Home Sweet Home Ministries. More than 11,000 individuals w...
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God Answers Quickly

A quiet Friday afternoon after a very busy distribution week is interrupted by a phone call from our Disaster Relief Director, Mike Hoffman, for another semi-load of Salvation Army boxes needed for the storm-soaked South to be trucked out on Tuesday morning. We just emptied our shelves of the disaster relief boxes on Monday and trucked them to Flor...
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Bloomington Division relocating

  Bloomington-based Midwest Food Bank plans to relocate its office and distribution center at 1703 S Veterans Parkway, Bloomington to 2031 Warehouse Drive, Normal. The new location formerly housed the Bloomington-Normal Seating Company. "The last five years has seen an increase of over 130% in the value of food distributed from Midwest Food Ba...
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Reactions to fresh produce

It has been six weeks since Midwest Food Bank began getting loads of fresh produce donated by Walmart. We began doing Tuesday and Thursday produce distributions during the weeks we are not doing regular distribution. We'd like to share some of the many positive comments from the agencies we serve: "It was well received. Our families can't always af...
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New division of MFB opening in Phoenix, AZ

Midwest Food Bank is expanding to the southwest with plans to open a food bank in the Phoenix area. A 25,800-square-foot building has been purchased in Gilbert, Ariz., said David Kieser, food bank president and CEO. MFB has considered expansion into Arizona for several years. The Phoenix area location is MFB's eighth site. It should begin providing...
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Getty Christmas Concert

Join us for our annual Midwest Food Bank Indianapolis benefit concert. Our 2016 concert, once again, features Keith and Kristyn Getty for an Irish Christmas! Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 7:30pm at Clowe's Memorial Hall on the campus of Butler University. Don't miss it! Tickets are available at the Clowe's Hall Box Office, by calling 800-982-2787 ...
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State Farm is now matching gifts

On July 1, State Farm began a Matching Gift Program for non-profit organizations. Employees, agents and retirees can request matches up to $1,500 in a calendar year. Contributions must be a minimum of $25 to be eligible for a match. For 2016, matches can be made retroactively from January 1, 2016. For more information, there is a link on the State ...
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MFB sends aid to West Virginia

On Thursday, June 23, in West Virginia, 9 inches of rain fell in 6 to 8 hours, resulting in devastating floods. 26 people were killed, and over 1,200 homes were damaged or destroyed. Midwest Food Bank, a Salvation Army First Responder, was called on to provide aid. 5 semi loads of disaster relief boxes and bottled water have been sent from MFB's Bl...
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Shopping at Amazon can benefit MFB

Amazon Smile is a program that directs 0.5% of the price of your purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. It's the same Amazon - same prices, same service. You are simply telling Amazon where you would like their chartable donations to go. When you sign up, you will be asked which charity you would like Amazon to support. In the sea...
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June Newsletter

Letter from the Executive Director "My Privilege and Our Potential" I have had the privilege of being part of the Midwest Food Bank family for almost 3 years now. I've searched for a word that best describes this organization. The only word that keeps coming up is "SPECIAL". This is a special place, it is a special organization, started by a specia...
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May a record month for volunteers

April showers bring May … volunteers! Midwest Food Bank Bloomington was showered with blessings in May. Our warehouse was filled to overflowing with food donations, causing a need for extra volunteers. We put out a call on Facebook and through email. And boy, did we get an answer! A record 762 volunteers donated their time at MFB in May! This produ...
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Kroger Community Rewards Program

Have you ever been shopping for your groceries and thought to yourself, "I'd so much rather be helping the Midwest Food Bank right now?" Probably not, but we're here to tell you that you can do both at the same time! Kroger has a Community Rewards Program that sends a portion of the proceeds from your purchases as a donation to the charity of your ...
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