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New Executive Director for MFB Peoria

Midwest Food Bank has hired Audrey Kamm as Executive Director of our Peoria, IL, location. She will assume the role on February 1. Audrey is replacing long-time Director Monica Scheuer, who is retiring at the end of this month. Audrey most recently served as the Vice President of Operations for the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce. There, she manage...

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MFB Bloomington 2022 Volunteers of the Year

Each year hundreds of volunteers walk through the doors of Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal and give thousands of hours of their time. While it's traditional for organizations like ours to name a "Volunteer of the Year," we aren't able to select just one volunteer in our amazing group of 9,000. Recently, MFB recognized the efforts of four volun...

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MFB Directors meet

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.  I Thessalonians 5:11 On November 30 and December 1, Midwest Food Bank Directors for all US location met in Morton, IL, for two days of encouragement, fellowship, and support. This included directors from Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Il...

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God moving MFB Haiti sea containers

While Haiti's myriad of struggles continues, God is sovereign and reveals himself in unique and powerful ways, especially in situations that look the most hopeless. Recently, a Midwest Food Bank sea container arrived in Port au Prince, only to realize that the route to our long-time storage depot with Double Harvest in Croix de Bouquet was impassab...

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Six way businesses partner with nonprofits like MFB

Big or small - businesses have found a way to support Midwest Food Bank. From a coffee shop to a grocery store chain to a heavy equipment manufacturer, they've all found ways to contribute to our mission. Their support comes in a variety of ways as they create a culture of giving. Here are a few ways they impact nonprofits. 1. Grants - Some busines...

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MFB Georgia grant-writing volunteer a blessing

Sara Severn knows about service and sacrifice. Her husband is an active duty Army officer, and her three adult sons are either military veterans or currently serving in the military.The military lifestyle also makes it hard for Sara to maintain a job. They have relocated six times in the last eight years. So, volunteering and serving at Midwest Foo...

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Kapu Africa brings relief to drought-stricken areas

Areas in Kenya are in the fifth year of drought. Crops fail, and livestock is dying, increasing food insecurity in an already fragile location. In mid-October, Kapu Africa partnered with Operation Blessing to bring relief and the Gospel to hurting people. Operation Blessing raised funding for 18 tonnes of Tender Mercies and Unimix from Kapu Africa....

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New Operations Manager for MFB Bloomington-Normal

Know-how and people skills make Richard Beasley an excellent fit for Midwest Food Bank, Bloomington Normal. He joined the staff as Operations Manager this summer after work experiences in operations, business management, and, most recently, as the Pastor of high school small groups at Eastview Christian Church. His natural ability to connect a...

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New HR Director for Midwest Food Bank

From manufacturing to healthcare to Midwest Food Bank, Temple Roe has a professional path that will be an asset to MFB. She joined the MFB staff as Human Resources Director this fall. "I'm thrilled to have found my way into a non-profit that provides to so many families and communities in need," says Temple. As the HR Director for Midwest Food...

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Local ministry filling a need at MFB Bloomington-Normal

MFB nonprofit partner agencies have been seeing record needs. To help them, MFB Bloomington-Normal recently added a day (Wednesday) to our supplemental distribution week. But it was hard to find enough volunteers. We reached out to Salem4Youth to see if they could help fill the need. Salem4Youth is a nearby ministry for young men focusing...

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MFB Florida in the center of Disaster Relief for Ian

Things have been a little chaotic at MFB Florida - almost like a hurricane came through.  Hurricane Ian made landfall on September 28 near Fort Myers, causing widespread flooding and power outages. While our location in Fort Myers didn't sustain any damage, we were without power for several days. That inconvenience didn't stop us from liv...

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Young volunteer a dynamo at MFB New England

Josh sounds like a typical 12-year-old. He likes playing video games, jumping on a trampoline with friends, and playing with his family's six cats.He also likes to volunteer at Midwest Food Bank New England, and he brings energy and curiosity to every task."When he's volunteering, he's a real dynamo, a bundle of energy," says Brent Carl, MFB New En...

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Provision Ministry a valuable partner of MFB New England

Partnerships are essential to Midwest Food Bank, and Provision Ministry has become a valued one for MFB New England. Provision Ministry is one of MFB's food donors, and weekly they provide anything from meatballs to new shoes."It's a wonderful partnership, and we share a common mission," says Jan Young, Executive Director of MFB New England. "It's ...

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Volunteer 'unschedules' at MFB Morton

In his own words, MFB Morton volunteer Steve Nichols isn't retired. He's "unscheduled." He also has always been good at fixing things. Over the past 40 years, Steve has owned three businesses utilizing that skill. His work included woodworking and handyman services. Steve's ability to fix things helped him in technical writing and consulting. He sh...

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Arizona Congressman Biggs visited MFB

When people visit Midwest Food Bank for the first time they often are surprised by the amount of food MFB gathers and then gives to nonprofits.That was the case for Congressman Andy Biggs when he visited MFB Arizona. "Throughout his visit Congressman Biggs was exposed to the tremendous volume of food given out every month," says Q Nielsen, Operatio...

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MFB Arizona volunteer has 'zest for life'

Family and helping others by volunteering are a couple of life highlights for Amy Hahn. She left a job in the corporate world to raise her children, and once they were both in school, she looked for ways to volunteer.Amy found her way to Midwest Food Bank Arizona, and for the past couple of years, she has been volunteering as a bookkeeper. She has ...

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Grant applied to safety at MFB Morton

Safety in and around Midwest Food Bank is a priority, and MFB Morton is thankful for a grant that helped fund that priority. This year MFB Morton received $3,000 to be used for security cameras to be installed at the warehouse."Providing a safe environment is one of the ways MFB demonstrates our regard for everyone," says Lisa Martin, Executive Dir...

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MFB Morton celebrates 10 years of service

Hindsight is 20/20, and as Midwest Food Bank Morton celebrates its 10th anniversary, we can now see how God was putting things in place over the last decade.The story starts much earlier. MFB was established in 2003 in Bloomington, Illinois, and just a couple of years later, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. Everyone across the United States of...

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New advisory board member for MFB Texas

Midwest Food Bank Texas recently welcomed Roman Ray to the advisory board.  Roman is a General Manager for Luby's, and finds community events in the Dallas/Ft. Wirth area for the company. He is focused on networking and building programs at Luby's to give back to the community, especially children. Homelessness is in R...

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Harvest of Blessings dinner a success

If seeing is believing, then hearing can translate into understanding. That's what happened this fall when Midwest Food Bank Georgia hosted its Harvest of Blessings fundraising dinner at the MFB warehouse in Peachtree City. Guests entered through the warehouse and could see the work of MFB and how their support helps those in need. Then, guest...

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