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Midwest Food Bank serving missions in New York City

For a number of years, Midwest Food Bank Bloomington has been supporting  missions in New York City. This is done in partnership with Spread Truth Ministries of Bloomington. Both ministries are committed to spreading the gospel of Jesus, making their partnership a natural fit. Several times a year, a different group of volunteers travels to Ne...
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MFB Indiana blessed with a new forklift from Toyota Material Handling

Toyota Material Handling in Columbus, Indiana, has long been a supporter of Midwest Food Bank Indiana. Their most recent act of generosity was the donation of a brand new propane forklift.  The new forklift is designated for loading trucks outside. As MFB Indiana continues&n...
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PNC awards Grant to MFB Indiana

PNC Bank has recently awarded Midwest Food Bank Indiana a $10,000 grant to help provide support for its Promise for Protein Program. The program will infuse much needed protein into Allen County located in the northern part of the state. Allen County is home to the city of Fort Wayne and is home to a large population of Burmese Refug...
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Reserve your seat at Kind Harvest

On Saturday, September 21 ,  Midwest Food Bank Indiana will host the second annual Kind Harvest event. Kind Harvest is a an open-air meal for 500 guests held on Indy's iconic Monument Circle.  This annual fundraiser will include a farm-to-table style gourmet meal, live music, live auction, and a unique interactive display to educate indiv...
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Midwest Food Bank's Values

By definition, values are important beliefs or ideals one has about what is good or bad, desirable or undesirable. They have a a major influence on one's behavior and attitude and serve as broad guidelines in all situations. In the first half of 2019, the Midwest Food Bank National Board of Directors reviewed and refined the organization's values. ...
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MFB Georgia is "Impacting Our Community"

To help those struggling with food insecurity, Midwest Food Bank Georgia currently serves over 300 partner non-profit organizations each month, who are impacting 56 counties in 6 states. Soon, we hope to have an even greater impact by increasing the nutritional value of the food we distribute. We have an opportunity to repurpose 11,000 sq. ft. of w...
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Child feeding program sponsored by MFB Haiti

MFB Haiti's sponsorship of a child feeding program has begun. Working with Matthew 28 (located in Bohoc, Haiti) a 20th feeding center is now operational. In June, Midwest Food Bank Haiti partnered with Matthew 28 to sponsor a child feeding program near Pignon (story here). It is up and serving now. MFB Haiti provides Tender Mercies meals to th...
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Midwest Food Bank Georgia hosts Tender Mercies packing event

Southern hospitality was at its best when Gail Thorson, Tender Mercies Coordinator at Midwest Food Bank Morton, IL, traveled to Peachtree City, Georgia to work alongside staff and volunteers at MFB Georgia. The trip was made to help facilitate a Tender Mercies packing event at MFB Georgia. Tender Mercies is Midwest Food Bank's highly nutritious mea...
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Parking lot expansion for MFB Florida

As Midwest Food Bank  Florida  continues to grow, space has become an issue , especially parking space.  With our fleet of trucks expanding, it was difficult to park semi trailers. Stan Sinn, MFB Florida's Advisory Board President, is the owner of S & J Classic Development. Once our board approved a parking lot expansion, Stan do...
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Rotary clubs award grant to Midwest Food Bank Florida

The three organizations, the Rotary Club of Fort Myers-Sunrise, the Rotary Club of Fort Myers-Downtown and the Rotary District 6960, have each awarded grants to Midwest Food Bank-Florida Division. The funds were designated to purchase a lift gate for our box truck.  This gift is a great blessing to us.  The gate,&...
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MFB Arizona blessed by Sun Valley Community Church

The Sun Valley Community Church (SVCC) has been blessing Midwest Food Bank Arizona for quite a while. We appreciate their hearts for those in need and their support.  Last year, MFB Arizona has the opportunity to help the victims of the destructive wildfires in California. SVCC took a special offering to support our disaster relief. During Jun...
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The Vanguard Group partnership with MFB Arizona

Midwest Food Bank Arizona has a thriving partnership with The Vanguard Group, investment advisors. Their support is lively and encouraging. During the last half of June, Vanguard held its annual "All Cans on Deck" food drive. More than just a food collection, All Cans on Deck is a two-week extravaganza. A partial list of activities includes: bake s...
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Teen, Seth Conklin, generously donates to MFB East Africa

Midwest Food Bank appreciates all donors, young and old. Seeing a young person invest in a charitable mission brings a unique joy. Seth Conkin of Morton, IL, is just such a young man. At 13, he is the oldest of four, and operates a mowing/landscaping maintenance business with his younger brother. Seth generously donates 20% of his revenue to charit...
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Caterpillar Community Analytics program supports MFB

In the first half of 2019, Caterpillar Community Analytics program has blessed Midwest Food Bank through a partnership. The program has new hires help non-profits with data analysis. The team, led by Natalie DeClerk and Will Harris, focused on donor and Google analytics for the MFB website. In June, the team met at Midwest Food Bank Morton. They we...
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MFB Peoria receives grant from United Way

Midwest Food Bank is the recipient of a $40,000 donation from the Heart of Illinois United Way. The gift is specifically designated to fund MFB's Backpack Program. MFB Bloomington/Normal and Peoria's Backpack Program supports 40 schools in Peoria, Putnam, Tazewell and Woodford counties. Non-perishable, child-friendly food is given to qualifying stu...
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MFB Peoria hosts annual agency meeting

" Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works  -Hebrews 10:24 Rollie Reed, Operations Manager, and Elisabeth Hayes, Office Assistant, recently met with 250 agency representatives for MFB's annual partnership meetings. Every year, MFB invites partnering agencies to come together for important announcements and gi...
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Kate Walder focuses on nutrition during her internship

What do foods like bok choy, oat milk, dried beans, and leeks all have in common? They are all unsung heroes, packed full of nutrition yet typically overlooked on our distribution line. Why? Perhaps they are a bit unfamiliar to many, but we are working to change that. The Bloomington-Normal location has been blessed to have Kate Walder join us for ...
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Clay shoot a fun fundraiser for MFB Peoria and Morton

June 8, 2019 was the day of MFB's Annual Clay Shoot for Hunger. This was the 10th year for the popular event.  It was a beautiful day with perfect weather. 113 shooters took part at the Oak Ridge Sportsman's Club in Mackinaw, IL. It was a great time of fun and fellowship, all while bringing help and hope to those in need. Following the shoot, ...
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Relief trip to Buna with Spread Truth

Buna is a small town in north east Kenya. Godwin Matswa, MFB East Africa, recently went with Bloomington, Illinois-based Spread Truth to Buna to share the gospel of Jesus and food.  This region is semi-arid and they are always on the edge of famine. Other challenges are food insecurities from terrorist and clan in-fighting ...
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MFB Florida welcomes Administrative Assistant

Midwest Food Bank Florida is pleased to welcome our new Administrative Assistant, Tanya Phillips. She will be managing the agency roster and communication, volunteer communication and on-boarding, and supporting the bookkeeper and other key volunteers.   Tanya grew up in northwest Illinois and southwest Wisconsin. Prior to entering t...
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