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2020 Gala Dinner & Auction coming soon

 Save the Date!  The Gala Dinner & Auction to benefit MFB Bloomington-Normal will be held on Saturday, April 18. This beautiful evening features appetizers and a delicious, plated meal. Live and silent auction items may be viewed beginning at 5 p.m., with the live auction starting after dinner.  Tickets will be available soon (on...
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Volunteer lunches: A unique way to help

Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal distributes food to partner agencies almost every work day. Most of those are smaller distributions of produce or to smaller agencies. But six day each month, we have a full-day distribution, when the our agencies receive the bulk of the food they give to their clients. On those full day distributions, a lu...
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MFB Arizona to hold first Annual Dinner and Gala in March

The Mesa Country Club will be the site for Midwest Food Bank Arizona's first-ever "Be The Blessing" Dinner and Gala set for Saturday, March 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. David Kieser, founder, president and CEO of MFB will be the featured speaker at the event. The focus of the evening will be on informing, inspiring and inviting -  informing a...
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PGA Tour Pro Purdy Joins MFB Arizona

Longtime PGA Tour golf professional Ted Purdy has gone from golf driving to fork lift driving. Ted joined MFB Arizona as Community Relations Director in December 2019. He recently finished tied for 58th place in the PGA's Bermuda Championship. Ted, a University of Arizona business graduate, has won tournaments on the Asian Tour, the Web.c...
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ICC Honors Students volunteer at MFB Morton

Illinois Central College Honors students continue to provide volunteer hours to Midwest Food Bank, Morton location. In the fall 2019 semester a total of six students volunteered in Morton."They assisted with an array of tasks from packaging and boxing bulk food product, cleaning the warehouse, sorting and labeling canned goods and researching marke...
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Tender Mercies packing events in Morton

On the Friday before Thanksgiving 175 people arrived at Midwest Food Bank, Morton, to prepare meals that will be given to food pantries throughout central Illinois. The spirit of volunteering and helping others is prevalent during the holiday season and businesses, families, churches, college students and athletes are looking for local places to se...
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Midwest Food Bank recognized by Forbes and Business.org

Late in 2019, two business publications have recently had favorable things to say about Midwest Food Bank.  Business.org published a list of "The Best Charities for Your Money in Every State." Midwest Food Bank was selected as the best charity for your money in Illinois. Based on transparency and program expense, each of the fifty chariti...
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MFB featured on Moody Bible Radio

Moody Bible Radio recently featured the work of Midwest Food Bank through a conversation with John Whitaker, Executive Director of the Indiana location. John shared with listeners the impact of MFB in Indiana, nationally and internationally. He also talked about how God makes himself known through MFB as well as ways to partner financially and thro...
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MFB partners with FOP to help local church

The gifts were wrapped and the Christmas care packages organized at the Church of Lord of Jesus Christ in Indianapolis. The congregation continued their work as they mourned the tragic death of their assistant pastor, Chris Smith. Smith was shot and killed at his own bachelor party on Nov. 29. Then, less than a week before Christmas, a fire ca...
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Caterpillar Global Information Team blesses local students

Hope Packs, Midwest Food Bank's weekend feeding program for students, recently received a boost from the Global Information Services team from Caterpillar Inc. The team purchased, packed and donated over 9,000 meal packs to MFB Peoria.Each of the donated meal packs has two hot meals, two hot breakfast items, shelf-stable fruit, fruit snacks, j...
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A Baby So Helpless, So Meek and So Mild

by John Whitaker, MFB Indiana Executive Director A baby so helpless, so meek and so mild Was sent as a Savior, came to earth as a child. It was a manger that first held the redemption for sin, Prepared before time, Christ's earthly life would begin. He was born of a virgin and admired by kings; In His life he would do some miraculous things. He wou...
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MFB Texas Partnership Gathering

Midwest Food Bank Texas hosted a Partners Gathering on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19. The goal of the event was three-fold.  Guests included corporate employee partners, non-profit agencies and MFB Board members. During the program, Rich Stoller, Texas Board President, shared the heart of how the division was started. Daniel Pres...
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Tender Mercies presented at Wote, Kenya

On November 12, 2019, Godwin Matswa, Kapu Africa (MFB East Africa) employee, was invited by the department of Gender (People with Disabilities) in Makueni County to inform others about Tender Mercies, MFB's packaged meal. Godwin drove for two and a half hours to Wote, a town which is the headquarters of Makueni County....
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MFB East Africa participates in World Food Day 2019

Kapu Africa (Midwest Food Bank East Africa) Was fortunate to be a part of World Food Day 2019, an event observed in over 150 countries. Although the date is October 16, MFB was there a day early to participate in meetings and discussions. Christine Mutsoli, Executive Director of Kapu Africa, was part of the 'Policy Dialogue Workshop' whose the...
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MFB Peoria receives the Dennis Steele Outstanding Philanthropic Organization 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 fundraisi...
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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 pr...
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MFB Florida partnership with Agape Flights blessing many

At Midwest Food Bank, we are thankful for partners who can get the food we supply into the hands of those who need it. Agape Flights fills a unique need by airlifting food into difficult-to-reach areas. In November, MFB Florida provided over 950 pounds of snack food items to Agape Flights. They were able to get the food to Les Cayes, Haiti, where i...
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MFB Florida hosts appreciation luncheon

The work of Midwest Food Bank Florida is only possible by the grace of God and the assistance of an army of dedicated people. Generous donors provide the means to run the operation and procure food. Volunteers manage a number of tasks that would normally be done by paid staff. Our partner agencies take the food and place it in the hands of those in...
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MFB Bloomington-Normal adds West Virginia remote distribution

Midwest Food Bank has begun a monthly remote distribution in Belle, WV, 12 miles south east of Charleston. Once a month, a truckload of food will travel to Belle for a single day distribution. There are currently 12 partner agencies who will receive the food to distribute to those in need. The first truckload of food will leave MFB Bloomington-Norm...
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MFB Nutrition interns add support

We continue to utilize the help of volunteer nutrition and dietetics interns to enrich our services to the pantries we serve. This semester's interns have pioneered a new agency/client newsletter, featuring powerhouse foods, recipes featuring products we distribute, and food safety tips. They have also made themselves available to our agencies by p...
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