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Agency Round-Table

​ We held our semi-annual agency round table on Tuesday, January 30. This is an opportunity for MFB to provide updates on our operation and plans for the future. This was also a chance for idea sharing between us and the agencies and for the agencies with each other. Midwest Food Bank Georgia held a special distribution for the 67 partner agencies ...
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Milestone first shipment made

Since the introduction of the new Haiti division late last year, there have been many requests from U.S. sponsored organizations operating in Haiti for food to assist their various ministries in Haiti. In early January, MFB Morton division's hand and automated Tender Mercies packing moved into high gear, packaging nearly 22 tons of Tender Mercies (...
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Hearts for helping

How does an orphanage get its start? What is the spark that sets in motion a ministry so big? For the Reverend julius Mbaya and his wife, Tabitha, the answer is easy: there was a need. Several years ago Julius retired from his church ministry and another pastor took his place. After some time the new pastor said the church couldn't continue feeding...
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Christine and Godwin: Serving with love

Since the founding of Kapu Africa, Midwest Food Bank's East Africa division, Christine Mutsoli has been an amazing help. Christine, Kapu Africa's Executive Director, was educated in the USA. She has a Master's Degree in Microbiology from the University of Texas, and worked in the US for several years. In all of this, God was preparing her to be the...
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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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Pressed down and shaken together

"Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over ..."  -Luke 6:38 Since the beginning of Midwest Food Bank Indiana, vast storehouses of food have been donated and subsequently given away. But as the saying goes, "You can't outgive the LORD." Food donations have increased at an amazing pace. In 2017,...
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2017 Volunteers of the Year

Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal is pleased to announce our 2017 Volunteers of the Year. Out of the thousands of volunteers who gave of their time and talent last year, these three are being recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty. They are Gretchen Dean, Charles Sang and Jeff Snyder. Get to know them better: Gretchen, already vo...
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From volunteer to employee

Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal is happy to announce the hiring of Jeni Hanson as Warehouse Manager. Jeni's first day in her new position was January 23. But it certainly wasn't her first day at MFB. Already a valued volunteer, Jeni is well-known to the regulars here. She was very sensitive to the mission of MFB from the start. She soon became...
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Midwest Food Bank Haiti begins

Midwest Food Bank is pleased to announce plans for a new location in Haiti. The Haiti division, founded in December 2017 is Midwest Food Bank's ninth division and second international division. The initial focus is to provide or supplement Haitian faith-based school lunch programs. This will allow the schools to redirect limited funds from food to ...
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Our volunteers continue to amaze us

January was a big month for Midwest Food Bank Georgia. It was our single biggest distribution month ever. We gave away 59,187 cases of food. We are currently serving 309 not-for-profit agencies from 46 counties in 5 states. None of this would be possible without our generous donors. Food and funds provide meals for the many in need who we serve. Th...
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Share the Blessings Breakfast

Midwest Food Bank held it's first "Sharing the Blessings Breakfast" on Wednesday, January 31. It was an opportunity for the non-profit agencies we serve to get to know each other, fellowship and encourage one another. 85 guests enjoyed a breakfast of eggs, fruit, muffins, coffee and juice, while visiting. The Town of Gilbert presented information o...
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"God is making it grow"

  "I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow." I Corinthians 3:6 Midwest Food Bank is watching the LORD grant increase to the generosity of others. Kaleo, a local non-profit, partners with ministries in the Indianapolis area. MFB Indiana was the recent recipient of a grant from Kaleo, to spruce up our kitchen and ...
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Welcome to a New Operations Manager

Midwest Food Bank Florida is blessed to add Josh Roark to our team. His education, experience and gifts are a welcome addition. Josh is currently working on his Bachelor Degree in Operations Management and Supply Chain Management. He will be getting our inventory up to corporate standards, making procurement decisions and manage product flow. Josh ...
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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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A little spark

An old proverb says a little spark can kindle a great fire. A classroom of of first graders at Sugar Creek Elementary provided that little spark. The fire grew and warmed many people. Miss Lyons first grade class watched a video of the devastation Hurricane Harvey caused in Texas. The classs began brainstorming ways they could offer help to the peo...
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The older helping the younger

On December 5, 2017, Kapu Africa board member Denny Mott and his wife, Beth, visited a home for the elderly in Nairobi's Pangani slum area. An Austrian nun started the home years ago, and it now houses 74 people. The Motts were shown the clean rooms each resident shares with another. They also were shown the kitchen and outdoor general sitting area...
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Helping the drought-stricken

Kenya and the surrounding region is experiencing hunger brought on by prolonged drought. More than 2.5 million people are facing crisis levels of food insecurity. People are reducing the amount of food they eat, with many families eating only one meal per day. Midwest Food bank East Africa has been blessed to have the support of Ridgeways Baptist C...
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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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Million Meal Marathon

The 7th Annual Million Meal Marathon was held on October 10, 2017. Thousands of happy volunteers filled the Lucas Oil Stadium to pack food. Local businesses, firefighters, police officers, Colts players and cheerleaders worked side-by side with Students, families, friends and neighbors. All had the same mission: feed hungry Hoosiers. Midwest Food B...
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Feed the 5,000 - new event

  Midwest Food Bank Morton hosted the first ever "Feed the 5,000" event in November 2017. Three Morton churches, Bethel Lutheran, Blessed Sacrament and Grace Church, participated by sponsoring the cost of a pallet of Tender Mercies. Volunteers from each church worked together to pack their pallet, too. A pallet of Tender Mercies feeds 5,280 pe...
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