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MFB hires a Chief Financial Officer

Please join us in welcoming Eric Hodel to the Midwest Food Bank team. He has been hired for the new position of Chief Financial Officer. Eric has a BS in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Illinois and has held multiple positions within Caterpillar, most recently as the TTT Product Manager for North America. During Eric's tenure at Cat...
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New expansion ribbon cutting

T wo loading docks and an additional 8,000 sq. ft. were added to Midwest Food Bank Georgia's 34,000 sq. ft. distribution center. With the work completed, we held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their expansion on Friday, March 31, at 8:30 am. Over 100 people attended the event, including Peachtree City Mayor, Vanessa Fleisch, Fayetteville Mayor, Ed J...
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What the Lord has done

"This is the Lord 's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes."  - Psalm 118:23 In 2003, David Kieser and his family stepped out in faith to start Midwest Food Bank out of their family farm in Mclean County, Illinois. Food donations are gathered and freely distributed to agencies to give away. In the last 14 years, MFB has grown into 8 different lo...
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Giving a cup of water

  "And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward." Matthew 10:42 Midwest Food Bank had an opportunity to give a "cup of cold water" to neighbors in our own community. Late on March 9, a water main broke in Normal, pr...
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Indy Food Drop.org Launch

  PRESS RELEASE: IndyFoodDrop.org launches with help from four of the city's largest food hunger-relief agencies in an effort to save food and help feed hungry Hoosiers Indianapolis – Four of Indianapolis' largest food hunger-relief agencies collaborated on the launch of a new website, IndyFoodDrop.org , designed to help the trucking industry ...
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Bringing relief to disaster workers

  A wildfire burned hundreds of acres of grassland in Miami-Dade County, Florida over the weekend, producing dangerous smoke. High winds contributed to the spread of the fire, creating a possible disaster situation. Midwest Food Bank Florida donated and delivered water and supplies to the Collier County Sheriff's Office for agencies working to...
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Shopping at Amazon can benefit MFB

Amazon Smile is a program that directs 0.5% of the price of your purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. It's the same Amazon - same prices, same service. You are simply telling Amazon where you would like their chartable donations to go. When you sign up, you will be asked which charity you would like Amazon to support. In the sea...
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Expansion Project

Here are a few photos of our expansion project. It is very exciting to see the progress on the building, knowing that in the very near future, tens of thousands of pounds of food will begin flowing across the loading dock to help feed hungry people. Please consider making a donation to help us cover the cost of the expansion.  
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Monthly distribution

Once a month, we do a direct food distribution at the Cape Coral Veterans Memorial sponsored by the Gunterberg Foundation. It's an amazing opportunity for us to see the people on the receiving end of our donations. Here are some pictures of our most recent distribution. Take note of the group posed in front of the MFB truck. It's Heidi Basik with a...
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New volunteer group now a regular

At a missions event at her church, Karen Linklater heard about the volunteer opportunities we have at Midwest Food Bank Florida. The stories she heard sparked a passion in her. Karen is now a lead volunteer here, and a group from her church, Faith UMC, recently gave of their time to help those in need. Faith UMC is now planning a monthly volunteer ...
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2016 Volunteers of the Year

Midwest Food Bank Bloomington is happy to announce the recipients of our "2016 Volunteer of the Year Award." The honor goes to Chris Stoffer and Steve Nolan. Volunteers who receive this recognition are selected by MFB management. They meet all of the requirements and responsibilities of being an MFB volunteer and go beyond by seeking other ways to ...
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Our volunteers, our best advocates

  Midwest Food Bank volunteers become our best advocates and the Ingham family of Washington is a great example of that. They were encouraged to volunteer at Midwest Food Bank by the Otte family - regular volunteer leaders at the Morton Division. "We needed to find something that our family could do together and enjoy while serving our communi...
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Auction item list, so far

Fort Myers Midwest Food Bank Gala and Auction January 14, 2017 Appetizers and Auction Preview - 4:30 pm Dinner and Auction - 5:30 pm Tickets are $50 each or $400 for a table of 8 Call Midwest Food Bank Florida 239.690-1722 Auction Items 1. Ark Encounter Package - Williamstown, Kentucky 2 Day pass for 4, plus $100 VISA card 2. Basket - Home Spa 3. B...
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State Farm video features MFB volunteer

In an effort to promote volunteerism within their own employees, State Farm created a video focusing on MFB volunteer Jeni Hanson and the work she does here. We are pleased that Jeni and MFB were chosen for this undertaking, and the results are great! To see the amazing video and story with photos, click here.  
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Small guy with a big heart

When donations come from children, they really touch our hearts. It is special to see them learning unselfishness and compassion at a young age. And it reminds us of how we want to be as adults. One such donation came in to our facility recently. AJ Crowe turned his 11th birthday party into an opportunity to bless others. He brought in a donation o...
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First food given from MFB Arizona

December 13 was an exciting day for Midwest Food Bank Arizona, as we were able to provide food for an agency. Fifty boxes of food were given to Native Health, an agency which provides health and wellness services to all people. Volunteers Peter and Blenda Lott were on hand to load the boxes into their pickup. The food will serve Health Start (for p...
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Foundation still "Dewing" it

Midwest Food Bank has recently purchased a semi-tractor for the Arizona division, thanks to a grant from the Dew Foundation in Tyler, TX. This generous gift is already on its way south to its new home. "I think it's significant that on its way to our warehouse, the truck is delivering a load to the Navajo Nation," says Eric Sheldahl, Director of th...
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Community steps up

The 7 th annual "Give Thanks event is over and done, but the love of the donors and volunteers lingers on in the homes of those who received to food. Nearly 2,300 turkeys and boxes of "fixins" were distributed to families over the course of the two-day event, hosted by Midwest Food Bank and Home Sweet Home Ministries. More than 11,000 individuals w...
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God Answers Quickly

A quiet Friday afternoon after a very busy distribution week is interrupted by a phone call from our Disaster Relief Director, Mike Hoffman, for another semi-load of Salvation Army boxes needed for the storm-soaked South to be trucked out on Tuesday morning. We just emptied our shelves of the disaster relief boxes on Monday and trucked them to Flor...
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Bloomington Division relocating

  Bloomington-based Midwest Food Bank plans to relocate its office and distribution center at 1703 S Veterans Parkway, Bloomington to 2031 Warehouse Drive, Normal. The new location formerly housed the Bloomington-Normal Seating Company. "The last five years has seen an increase of over 130% in the value of food distributed from Midwest Food Ba...
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