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Summer Newsletter 2014 - PDF

There is so much happening! Volunteers and donors at both Peoria and Morton Divisions are busy delivering relief and hope to those in need. Read all about the impact they are making locally and around the world. 2014 Summer Newsletter (PDF)  
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Tender Mercies load fulfilled for Backpack Program!

​ July has been very busy so far and God's hand is showing through it all. We have another load scheduled for our friends in Arkansas. They operate a great organization that serves over 35,000 kids via a backpack program. On Monday, July 14th, we achieved a new record for the production of Tender Mercies (TM) in one day - 7,600 bags eclipsing the "...
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New Employee!

We are very excited to announce the newest member of the Morton Team - welcome Fred Kaiser! Fred works full-time as our Director of Operations / Volunteer Coordinator. Please send him an email if you or a group are interested in serving at the Morton Facility! fkaiser@midwestfoodbank.org  
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Clay Shoot for Hunger 2014 Recap

Our 5th Annual Clay Shoot for Hunger in Mackinaw, IL on Saturday, June 28th was a huge success thanks to the Oak Ridge Sportman's Club, all the sponsors, volunteers and God for the great weather and conditions for the shooters. This increasingly popular event drew 148 shooters to aim and shoot 100 clays through a course designed for all levels of e...
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Walk-In Wednesdays!

​ On March 5th marked our first day of Walk-In Wednesdays! We are thankful for each and every volunteer that walks through our doors. Join us as we strive to bridge the gap between poverty and prosperity! About Walk-In Wednesdays 9:00-11:00 AM every Wednesday Projects will be laid out in our warehouse and ready to go! Individual volunteers are welc...
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Tazewell County Relief Effort

As you know, Midwest Food Bank distributes food to over 200 agencies every month. During that week, our warehouse fills with volunteers willing to share their time and energy to benefit others in need. They help us load trucks, trailers and cars with food! When the November 17th tornado hit, MFB responded quickly supporting the need. As additional ...
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Happy New Year - January Distribution

January Distribution 2014 was a huge success despite the bitter cold and a slick beginning to Tuesday morning. Over 200 volunteers came during the 4 days to help share the blessings and 202 partner agencies were here to collect the food and supplies that were given freely. The Dream Center Peoria has been a pantry partner for a long time and they a...
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Update! - Washington, IL Relief Efforts

Many have been asking how you can help our disaster relief efforts. Let me first say that the outpouring of love within this community is both humbling and overwhelming, we are so proud to call Central Illinois our home! Listed below are 3 ways you can support your unknown neighbors through MFB Morton... 1) Product donations. We are looking specifi...
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Latest of what's happening at MFB!

A path to help Washington opened again today as we delivered food and other products to several churches supplying meals and food. The resolve of those who have suffered with damage is amazing! Our prayers are with all!  
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Tornado Update - Pekin & Washington, IL

Dear Midwest Food Bank Supporters and Volunteers, When disasters impact our world MFB is always asked if we are supporting the victims and their loved ones. Often we have to wait for instructions from national disaster coordinators before the trucks of relief can be put on the road. Sunday, November 17th a tornado hit our own state and communities!...
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Washington, IL - Tornado Disaster Relief

72 cases of water and 2 pallets of food has been delivered to those affected today in Washington. Our prayers go out to all affected.  
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Midwest Food Bank Assists Victims of Storm in Washington, IL

Midwest Food Bank has delivered one truck load of food and drink to Washington, IL and is standing by for further requests. "After being in Washington yesterday and seeing the devastation, I knew MFB should be there. Thankfully, MFB Peoria was already loading a truck to send to Washington. Right now we want to give The Salvation Army and Red Cross ...
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Midwest Indy participates in Mayor Ballards 6th annual Pack the Pantries campaign

The Indianapolis division of the Midwest Food Bank is participating once again in Mayor Ballard's 6th annual pack the pantries campaign. Collections of cased non perishable items will be collected through December 15th, 2013. all donations collected will be distributed to local food pantries. For more information on where to donate go to www.indy.g...
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Morton Junior HS Help-A-Thon!

​ A big thanks to all the students from Morton Junior High School that served at MFB Morton last week. They boxed up over 9,000 bags in less than 2 hours! #helpathon
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1st Shipment of Tender Mercies to Arkansas!

36,000 bags of Tender Mercies ready for our 1st shipment! They are headed to Arkansas Rice Depot to feed kids via a backpack program! Contact us to see how YOU can make a difference!  
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Coweta, Fayette aid tornado victims

TheCitizen.com Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 4:04pm Submitted by Ben Nelms Peachtree City food bank sends water to Oklahoma storm victims The Georgia Division of Midwest Food Bank located in Peachtree City is helping the tornado victims in Oklahoma by sending bottled water. Within two days of the tornado, Bracken Stubbs, Midwest Food Bank truck driver, pi...
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Midwest Food Bank Helps Victims of Tornado in Oklahoma

Midwest Food Bank has responded to a request from The Salvation Army and is sending family food boxes to victims of the tornado in Oklahoma. A family food box contains food and personal care products for a family of four for four or five days. The first two loads of boxes were delivered Thursday morning with additional loads expected to leave next ...
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Midwest Food Bank rated best food bank in US for financial accountability

​ WJBC The Voice of Central Illinois 6:58AM Sunday April 21, 2013 By Eric Stock GLEN ROCK, N.J. - Bloomington has one of the most financially accountable charities in the country. The New York-based non-profit Charity Navigator which ranks over 6,000 charities for financial accountability and transparancy pegs Midwest Food Bank as the top charity i...
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Morton Division Update!

Hello from MFB - Morton Division -- Packaging & Logistics Facility. Over the past several months, many volunteer hours have been spent on renovations of our new facility in Morton! Our 3 main goals are: Provide logistical support for MFB, Package bulk product/Tender Mercies, & provide volunteer opportunities. A big thanks to the community o...
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Charity Navigator - Latest Ranking

Midwest Food Bank Charity Navigator , America's largest charity evaluator has just scored Midwest Food Bank on their website. We scored a 69.89 out of a possible 70, putting us at the top of food banks in the U.S.! Thank you to all of the volunteers, donors, and board members who make the Midwest Food Bank possible! Check out the full report here: ...
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