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Scouts bless MFB Arizona

This January, Boy Scouts from Mesa Troop 653 out of Central Christian Church descended upon Midwest Food Bank Arizona. Led by Eagle Scout candidate David Decker, the team gave our parking and dock areas some much needed upgrades.Over multiple days, two designated loading zones for agency pick-ups and dock guide lines for both docks were a...
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California wildfire relief continues

The 2018 California wildfires have dropped out of the public eye, but they are still daily news at Midwest Food Bank Arizona. We are preparing the send our 5th semi-load of supplies from our Gilbert, AZ location. In addition, we were able to facilitate a truckload of supplies directly from a donor to our Salvation Army partner d...
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Snowbird season

How do Arizonians know that winter has come? First, the nation's interest in our ability to fry an egg on the sidewalk severely diminishes. And second, our winter residents from the Midwest complete their migration to the Grand Canyon State. When our Midwesterners return to the Southwest we all get excited. During the winter months we add...
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Providing food in the cold

Just today, Midwest Food Bank Indiana received a call from the American Red Cross. They are asking for our help in providing for the many people coming in out of the cold. Their warming centers have been overwhelmed with people needing assistance during the current Arctic blast.The details haven't been finalized, we plan to provide the Red Cro...
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New mark for food distribution

It is always exciting to see "God grant the increase." For Midwest Food Bank Indiana, growth has been steady and nonstop. This year God saw fit to enable us to hit the one million mark for cases distributed in 2018. This is an 11.5% increase over 2017. God is taking the small things of this world and makes a big impact for His Kingdo...
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MFB Haiti operation growing

As we enter 2019, we reflect on the abundant blessings God provided Midwest Food Bank Haiti in 2018. Highlights of the past year include delivery of five sea containers holding 100 tons of food which helped to feed over 4,000 food insecure Haitians. The primary demographic served by the distribution of this food is children enrolled in school. For ...
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Welcome, Colin!

We are pleased to welcome Colin Steidinger to our team as Operations Manager. Colin joined our team in January.Prior to coming to MFB Florida, Colin was self-employed, farming and raising hogs with his dad and brothers. He and his wife, Lynelle, felt the Lord leading them to Florida. A week before moving, he received a call about the Operations Man...
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Building strong children

Turning Early Years Scars into Stars. This hopeful motto is displayed on the wall at Little Rock, an Inclusive Early Child Development Centre. Midwest Food Bank East Africa partners with Little Rock, located in Kibera the largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya. However, the founder of Little Rock, Lilly Oyare, refers to the neighborhood of Kibera...
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MFB Georgia given award

Midwest Food Bank Georgia was recognized by the Fayette Chamber of Commerce with the 2018 Nonprofit Award of Excellence. This award recognizes and honors a nonprofit organization that demonstrates enhancement of the quality of life and betterment of the community; contributes a balance of time, expertise and funding; and serves locally, regionally ...
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Christian Brothers Automotive Helping Those In Need

Midwest Food Bank Georgia recently received a grant from Christian Brothers Automotive Fischer Crossings in Sharpsburg, GA. The car repair services shop recently donated $16,000 to MFB for the purchase a semi-trailer.The trailer will double our capacity to receive donated loads of food. It will also provide cost savings by reducing our truck broker...
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Midwest Food Bank Video Receives 2018 Telly Award

Midwest Food Bank's "Together" Video produced by Malt Maker Media received the 2018 Silver Telly Award. The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens.The video which highlights and promotes the importance of personal involvement in helping those who struggle with food insecurity. It's theme is reminiscent of the days ...
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2018 Volunteers of the Year

Deb Amdor and Karen Cushing are familiar faces at Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal. Out of the thousands of volunteers, they are being recognized as our 2018 Volunteers of the Year, for going above and beyond in giving of their time and talent. Deb has an unrelenting dedication to data entry and took on the very big job of entering the vol...
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An Event To Feed Thousands

Midwest Food Bank Peoria held our first Tender Mercies packaging event on January 4th and it was awe inspiring!Over 250 volunteers came for a two-hour shift to hand pack Tender Mercies meals. By the end of the day we had eight pallets of Tender Mercies meals – enough to feed 42,250 people! Tender Mercies is a meal program of Midwest Food Bank. Each...
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Welcome Back Rollie and Denise Reed!

"Each of you should use whatever gifts you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10 Citing this verse as inspiration, Rollie Reed joins Midwest Food Bank Peoria as Operations Manager. Prior to moving to Florida in 2014, Rollie was the Warehouse Manager for us. Now that he and his wife, D...
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Tender Mercies Style Chili

"Are you cooking chili? It smells good in here."  That was the reaction of a food pantry volunteer that was recently in the Morton Division to pick up food. Yes, we were cooking chili – Tender Mercies style.Midwest Food Bank Morton is the home site for Tender Mercies – a meal program of MFB. Each packet includes a high-grade rice, pr...
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Our volunteers are vital

Volunteers are essential in our ability to provide services to our partner agencies. Midwest Food Bank Florida was made aware of that in a very real way in November. When we were short staffed, several volunteers stepped in to make sure our day-to-day operations continued to run smoothly. They opened the warehouse, managed the regular load-out of i...
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Volunteer Christmas Celebration

Midwest Food Bank Georgia took some time to celebrate Christmas with our volunteers. On Saturday, December 1, we held our annual Volunteer Appreciation Christmas Party. Over 60 volunteers joined MFB staff for music, games, fun, and lots of food. Our loading dock was transformed into a festive Christmas wonderland And, for football fans, the Georgia...
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Celebrating our partnership with State Farm

State Farm employees took part in  an energetic celebration on December 20, 2018. Set to highlight the incredible impact the organization's employees have on their communities, the State Farm Holiday Celebration of Good was live-streamed to locations across the United States, including Offices in Arizona, Georgia and Texas....
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Tender Mercies Testimonials

​Midwest Food Bank produces and distributes a rice & beans meal called Tender Mercies. They are fortified with protein, vitamins & minerals. We at Midwest Food Bank are excited about Tender Mercies for many reasons:• The nutritional value – Each serving includes 13 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber and 1 gram of fat.• Ease of preparat...
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Today Show touts Midwest Food Bank

The Today Show recently ran an article/list titled, "50 Food Banks in 50 States: Where to donate food to help those in need." Midwest Food Bank is honored to be included. The list has a food bank for every state, and places Midwest Food Bank under Illinois. In the information, they include the fact that we have multiple other locations, mentioning ...
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