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Youthful vigor coming from FGCU

 Here at Midwest Food Bank Florida, college students have given us blessing after blessing. Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) has a community service requirement of graduates. Many of them come to MFB to complete their hours. About twice per week, FGCU students grace our location with their youthful energy and smiles. Sororities, fraterniti...
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It's a Win-Win

Midwest Food Bank has a mutually beneficial relationship with so many of our volunteers. They often tell us how good they feel when volunteering. And of course, MFB gets the benefit of the volunteers' help in so many ways. With the help of volunteers, MFB is able to use over 99¢ for every dollar donated on those in need. Two groups have been o...
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Holiday Meal Help

On November 13, 2018 Andretti Autosport along with Sponsors Butterball, Kroger, DHL, and Midwest Food Bank Indiana will distribute 740 butterball turkeys and 1000 cases of stuffing. Four of Midwest Food Banks' key partner agencies in Indianapolis will receive the food to give away - Wheeler Mission, St. Vincent de Paul, Westminster Neighborhood Ser...
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Successful program expanding

 Midwest Food Bank Indiana has participated in the Food Drop program since its inception. In five months more than 87,000 pounds of food were donated. The success of the Indianapolis based initiative has allowed it to expand to the whole state. Food Drop gives drivers the option of dropping rejected food loads at one of nine participating loca...
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Inspirational, impactful evening

Over 300 guests spent an evening being inspired and making an impact at our 3rd Annual Harvest of Blessings Dinner. The fundraising event was held on Saturday, October 13. Guest speaker Dr. Rick Rigsby talked about "Leaving a Legacy." His words inspired us to use our lives to make an impact. The steering committee did a wonderful job with the ...
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Feeding 10,000

How many people can a church feed on a Saturday? Bethel Lutheran Church helped feed 10,000 people on a Saturday morning! The church sponsored and hosted a Tender Mercies meal packing event on Saturday, Oct. 20. About 70 adults and children gathered in their school gym to pack meals that will be distributed both locally and in Haiti t...
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Pardon Our Dust

We have had plans to expand to better serve clients and volunteers for quite a while. At last, the renovations at Midwest Food Bank Peoria are well underway. Construction workers have been busy transforming the space previously occupied by Lighthouse Academy to MFB staff offices and community room.  Plans are to move into this new space before...
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Generous Clorox and Niagara donations

​In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael, Midwest Food Bank has responded to date with over 20 truckloads of food boxes, water, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene kits into the Carolinas, southern Georgia and northern Florida. Two major donors in our Georgia region have stepped up in a big way to help with these ongoin...
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Hurricane Florence Relief

Midwest Food Bank is actively involved in Hurricane Florence relief. We will be posting updates and volunteer opportunities here. We appreciate your interest and your involvement.  To learn more and/or to donate visit: https://midwestfoodbank.org/hurricane-florence-relief Thank you!  
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Jubilee of Cherries

A Midwest Food Bank staff member was out serving in the community recently and was speaking with an individual about her walk with Christ. During their conversation, the woman told the following story: Her family member volunteers at a food pantry in the area and had just received a lot of fresh, dark red cherries from Midwest Food Bank to distribu...
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Kind Harvest

Thank you for your interest in Kind Harvest, an open-air meal benefitting Midwest Food Bank You are cordially invited to the inaugural Kind Harvest,an open-air meal on Monument Circle in Downtown Indianapolis^.Join us for a beautiful night, complete with a fresh, hand-craftedmeal in one of our city's most iconic settings—but the true purpose ofthe ...
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Monsoon Disaster Relief

During the evening on August 2, a powerful monsoon storm swept through the Phoenix area. The hardest hit area was just southwest of Phoenix in Rainbow Valley. Fierce winds and rain destroyed at least 15 homes and damaged many others. When the news hit, Midwest Food Bank immediately reached out to the on-site support team with the American Red Cross...
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Partnership With United Way

​Midwest Food Bank Florida was officially introduced as a United Way partner in June. We are very excited about this partnership, as it will allow us to better serve those in our community. Most people know that United Way puts their partners through a thorough vetting process. Local UW volunteers examine the books of each partner. They also visit ...
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A Helping Hand

  "Recently we had a family where the father lost his job and did not qualify for food stamps, because of unemployment! He came in for the first time and was so blessed to receive: detergent, food, bread, and even birthday cake for his 6 yr old daughter. It put a smile on his day and lots of tears from his eyes. Thank you again, MFB rocks."
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Mobile Blessings

Midwest Food Bank Florida began hosting mobile food pantries in Lehigh Acres and Immokalee in June. Volunteers Al Chilsom and Deb Dahlke, part of the Servants of Christ Outreach, conduct the pantries. They schedule the pantries and staff them with volunteers. MFB sends a truck laden with food to the mobile pantry location. As a refrigerated truck, ...
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Unexpected Blessings

So often it is the unexpected that is the greatest blessing. On June 28, Midwest Food Bank Arizona held its first off-site packing activity at the Desert Financial corporate offices in Tempe, AZ. Just 2 ½ weeks earlier a representative of Desert Financial was passing by MFB in Arizona and stopped in to see if we could fill the event gap left by ano...
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Collingsworth Family Concert

What a night! Praising the Lord with the Collingsworth Family is so special to MFB every year. Thanks for all that raised the roof at Bethany Baptist Church in Edwards, IL for this sold-out fundraising concert. We look forward to hosting the Collingsworth Family again next June.   View Video from the event
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Welcome Patrick to the Team

In June, Midwest Food Bank welcomed Patrick Hodgkinsas the new Executive Director of the Arizona location. His background includes operations management rolesfor a variety of industries and in pastoral and Christian camping roles. Most recently, Patrick was the regional manager of Feed My Starving Children. While there, he increased their internati...
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Expanding Tender Mercies...Literally

The staff and volunteers at the Midwest Food Bank Morton have been prototyping larger bags of the Tender Mercies meal packet – rice, pre-cooked pinto beans, soy protein and chicken flavored seasoning. These larger bags are especially helpful for food pantries that serve meals to large numbers of people. MFB Haiti also has an interest in creating la...
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Growth Campaign Update

​In 2017, Midwest Food Bank in Peoria kicked off a growth campaign with the sole purpose of improving and increasing our distribution of food and community engagement through volunteer projects. Since then, we have been blessed to receive donations and pledges totaling $530k, over halfway to our revised goal of $930k. Thank you for your support of ...
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