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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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Disaster Relief to flood victims in South Carolina

We received a call Friday mid-morning from The Salvation Army Disaster Relief requesting disaster relief family boxes be delivered to Columbia, South Carolina over the weekend. The water has receded enough in the Columbia, SC area for disaster relief organizations like the Salvation Army to begin clean up efforts and support to the victims of flood...
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MIDWEST FOOD BANK TO ASSIST FLOOD VICTIMS IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Bloomington-based Midwest Food Bank is assisting people whose homes have been damaged because of recent flooding in South Carolina. Midwest Food Bank has been asked by The Salvation Army to provide water and family food boxes for people affected by the flooding. The first semitrailer load of 800 boxes left Bloomington Thursday for Ridgeland, S.C., ...
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South Carolina Disaster Response

PRESS RELEASE: Midwest Food Bank Aids Victims Impacted by the Flooding in South Carolina Date: October 6, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Midwest Food Bank Midwest Food Bank with locations in Indianapolis IN, Bloomington IL, Morton IL, Ft Meyers FL and Peachtree City GA announced today that it will be assisting the Salvation Army with relief efforts in the...
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Stop The Violence Project (STVP) - [updated]

MFB Peoria and Morton joined together with our partner agency, Stop The Violence Project (STVP), for their recent street festival in Peoria on August 8th. It was a big success with over 1,665 children and adults having a great time! Event included games and concessions, food, music and preaching, and lots of fun! We hope that we can make this a reg...
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Camp Fire Youth Kick Off Week of Serving Non-Profits Statewide

Camp Fire knows that the youth of today want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the experience everyone needs to discover who they are - find their spark - and become a leader now. Camp Fire provides young people opportunities to contribute to their community through meaningful service and leadership experiences. Midwest Food Bank and Camp Fire...
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Harvest Recovery House in Action

John and Sarah Huffman who lead the Harvest Recovery House Ministry, a 501 ( c ) 3 organization are taking it to the streets. The Harvest Recovery House is a ministry that goes outside the walls of the church and meets those most in need. John and Sarah take teams of people to minister through love, compassion, food and prayer to the communities of...
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Clay Shoot for Hunger 2015

  We have so much to be thankful for during this year's Clay Shoot: 1. Thank you God! - He cleared the clouds and put the rain on hold. His timing is always good. This alone brighted everyone's mood! 2. Thank you Shooters! - We had a record of 203 shooters, put together into 42 teams. Light-hearted kidding and smiles abounded from our youngest...
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2015 Summer Newsletter - Peoria/Morton

  Each day is full of joyful and exciting moments at Midwest Food Bank and we love to share them. The stories and praise reports are because of you all giving of your time and talents. Each one of you is essential for Midwest Food Bank to Share the Blessings! Read and enjoy our latest newsletter. If you wish to print the Summer newsletter clic...
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TX & OK Disaster Relief

Midwest Food Bank (MFB) has been asked by The Salvation Army to assist in relief efforts for Texas & Oklahoma storm victims. A semi-load of food and hygiene supplies have been sent from our divisions (one each) in Bloomington, Peoria, and Indianapolis warehouses. All six Midwest Food Bank warehouses nationally are on standby to support the reli...
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First Quarter Blessings

  We give God all the glory and honor for all the success we have experienced here at the Georgia Division so far this year. We must acknowledge our wonderful volunteers, private donors and the financial support we have received from Clothes Less Traveled Thrift Store . The first 4 months of 2015 have been incredible when compared to the numbe...
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MFB Brings the Food Bank to Eaton's Cooper Lighting

Here at Midwest Food Bank (MFB), we are always amazed and thankful for the amount of volunteers that walk through our doors. People from all walks of life donate their time and effort for our cause. While we see many families and ministries come to volunteer, we also receive a tremendous amount of service from community partnerships. One of our com...
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Special Distribution to Camp Grace

  This month, Midwest Food Bank (MFB) had the incredible opportunity to visit one of our most unique agencies; Camp Grace. Rather than serving Camp Grace at load out week, we brought a special distribution to them so we could get to know their needs, and see what God is doing at the camp! Thirty camp counselors helped unload our special distri...
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May Load Out Success!

The month of May has been one of change and expansion here at Midwest Food Bank (MFB). Load out week was a resounding success, in which Midwest served 19 new agencies, and added a Thursday load out to accommodate new nonprofit agency partners. Load out week allows us to connect with the agencies we serve, and is a time to feel the power of God at w...
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1st Distribution!

Distribution in Morton…join us! Hunger is real. This is the reason MFB is constantly seeking to reach farther in extending grace and nutrition to more tables of need. We have received the call in Morton that food distribution help is needed! So many of our partner agencies travel every month great distances to pick up our product. Our division in B...
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Increasing our Capacity to Serve

The Midwest Food Bank – Georgia Division has installed more storage racks in their main warehouse. These additional racks will hold up to 80 pallets of food. With this increased storage capacity, the Georgia Division can store over 40 semi-truck loads of food and disaster relief supplies. As always, BIG THANKS to our volunteers who daily give of th...
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Distribution in Morton? Coming Soon!

We have received the call in Morton that distribution help is needed! So many of our partner agencies travel every month great distances to pick up our product. Our division in Bloomington has asked us to partner in serving local agencies in order for us to continue meeting the rising needs. Morton will soon be operating a "satellite distribution" ...
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