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MFB Working on the Railroad........

I've been working on the Railroad, all the live long day.................. If you're old enough to remember this old folk song about working on the Railroad and Dinah in the kitchen we hope you are taping your foot to the tune. If you're too young to know this song, then Google the children's version and enjoy the story that follows. Midwest Food B...
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Peoria MFB Provides for Texas Tornado Disaster Area

Peoria-based Midwest Food Bank is assisting people whose homes have been damaged because of recent tornadoes in Texas. Midwest Food Bank has been asked by The Salvation Army to provide bottled drinks and family food boxes for people affected by the tornadoes. The first semitrailer load of 800 boxes will leave the Peoria warehouse Saturday, January ...
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12 eggs, 1 easy way to fight hunger

Midwest Food Bank is reaping the benefits of a newly expanding program. HATCH for Hunger is a partnership between Kroger Co., Rose Acre Farms and Elanco Animal Health to provide quality protein to undernourished people through the power of an egg. Originally started in 65 stores in central Indiana, HATCH recently expanded to 136 Kroger stores acros...
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Now Hiring! Full Time Driver

  Midwest Food Bank Indianapolis is looking for a full time Class A CDL. While the primary responsibility is driving, we are looking for an individual who can help on the front lines of vehicle maintenance as well as assist with scheduling and help in the warehouse when necessary. As a faith-based not-for-profit, we are seeking the right candi...
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VISTA Internship Available!

Midwest Food Bank, in partnership with the Indy Hunger Network , has an opportunity for one individual to join our team as part of the Americorp VISTA program. With a small staff of 5 and a volunteer base of 2000+ we are looking for an individual who can help us increase our capacity to serve more agencies in a more efficient manner through the dig...
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Midwest Food Bank Responds to Flooding Disaster in the South

Fort Myers, Fl- The Illinois and Indiana Divisions of the Midwest Food Bank have responded to the disastrous flood conditions in Texas and Louisiana. Midwest Food Bank is a first hope responder with The Salvation Army to provide food and essentials during disasters. A call came in to Mike Hoffman, Director of Operations with Midwest Food Bank, that...
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Happy Hands at Work!

We have so much to be thankful for as the doors of 2015 closed, and then opened again for 2016! The best story for 2016, is to walk in the warehouse and see a local "Life Skills" class working hard, smiling, talking, and packaging products for distribution. There are no barriers to MFB volunteers, as all are needed and valued for their contribution...
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Homeless Veteran Standdown at City of Palms Park

Ft. Myers, Fl- Midwest Food Bank - Florida partnered this year with the Lee County Homeless Veteran Standdown that took place at the City of Palms Park Saturday, January 23rd. David Kieser (founder) and Paul Csotty (Dir. Community Relations) with several volunteers helping, provided blankets, M.R.E.'s (Military Ready to Eat), fruit, paper products ...
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Helping provide clean water for Flint, MI

  We are doing what we can to help the residents of Flint, MI, deal with a water crisis. A full semi load of water left Bloomington Monday, January 25. Included were individual bottles, gallon and 2½ gallon containers of water. The water was delivered to Indianapolis, IN, where TV station Fox 59 is coordinating a water drive. MFB is providing ...
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Help Us Give Clean Water to Families in Flint, MI

Midwest Food Bank Indianapolis Division Works with Fox 59, Local Businesses, and Churches to Collect Water for Flint, Michigan Date: January 26, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Midwest Food Bank Midwest Food Bank's Indianapolis Division will be working with Fox 59, HH Gregg, and Eastern Star Church to provide multiple semi loads of water to those in need i...
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Bloomington division growth by the numbers

2015 was a year of growth at Bloomington. Food donations reached 23 million pounds, a 1.5 million pound increase over 2014. This increase helped us serve more of those in need. 47,000 more cases of food (or 26 semi loads) were delivered in 2015 than in the previous year. New distribution offices in Fairfield and Morton enabled us to increase the nu...
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Give Thanks 2015

Blustery weather didn't stop over 100 volunteers from helping families have a Thanksgiving meal. Midwest Food Bank partnered with Home Sweet Home to provide meals to over 1,875 local families in Give Thanks 2015. Complete thanksgiving meals (turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie, etc.) were boxed and distributed to low-income families a few da...
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1st AnnuaL Gala and live Auction Event Midwest Food Bank

4 Edison Ford Estate Tours 4 Audio Tours of Edison Ford Estate & Guide Book Anonymous 2 x $25 Gift Certificates 2 x $25 Reese's Restaurant Gift Certificates Reese's Restaurant 3 Day 2 Night Stay 3 Day 2 Night Stay at Tween Water's Inn Tween Waters Inn 3 Gift Certificates 3 Gift Certificates for Breakfast for Two & Coffee or Tea Marti's Fami...
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MIDWEST FOOD BANK TO ASSIST TORNADO VICTIMS IN TEXAS

Bloomington-based Midwest Food Bank is assisting people whose homes have been damaged because of recent tornadoes in Texas. Midwest Food Bank has been asked by The Salvation Army to provide bottled drinks and family food boxes for people affected by the tornadoes. The first semitrailer load of 800 boxes will leave the Peoria warehouse Saturday for ...
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Out of the Box Giving

Partner with us and make an impact. We love to share the blessings here at MFB, and we are excited to share a way for you to make an impact through stuff! There are many ways you can give to Midwest Food Bank, you can give cash, and now you can donate stock, electronics, gift cards or other noncash assets. Thank you for all your help us bridge the ...
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Charity Navigator - 2014 Rating

We have some exciting news to share! Nonprofit evaluator Charity Navigator has awarded Midwest Food Bank our fourth consecutive four star rating! Charity Navigator bases its rating on nonprofits' financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. We now have the #1 rating among food banks nationally and are ranked in the top ten in...
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Tender Mercies Kenya

TENDER MERCIES KENYA Developed in the US by Midwest Food Bank, with corporate and university support Fully nutritious, vitamin enriched meal, packaged in Kenya with East African ingredients. Cooking only requires boiling in water for 25 minutes. One serving costs $.18, is filling, and provides 274 calories for growth and nourishment. 60 calories co...
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Crocodile Meat Project

CROCODILE MEAT PROJECT Revised Timetable The crocodile farm providing the crocodile carcasses for our meat processing plant has decided to delay first slaughter until early 2016 to give their stock time to grow to optimum skinning size for their leather goods business. Tragic loss While we're disappointed, the delay actually gives us time to re-gro...
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Kapu Africa Farm Project

Kapu Africa Farm Project Earlier this year we became aware of an opportunity to acquire a long-term lease on a large tract of land. The Kenyan government has an initiative called Food Security 2030…essentially focused on eliminating the need for food imports into Kenya by the year 2030. Kenya has massive food production shortfalls, the worst being ...
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October 2015 Newsletter

Dear Family, Friends and Faithful Supporters, Thank you all so very much for your prayers, kind words, and financial support. With help from each of you the lives of thousands of Nairobi's poorest children are a little brighter. You'll notice a new look to our newsletter. Our projects are simply getting too big to report in detail in a single, mean...
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