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MFB sends aid to West Virginia

On Thursday, June 23, in West Virginia, 9 inches of rain fell in 6 to 8 hours, resulting in devastating floods. 26 people were killed, and over 1,200 homes were damaged or destroyed. Midwest Food Bank, a Salvation Army First Responder, was called on to provide aid. 5 semi loads of disaster relief boxes and bottled water have been sent from MFB's Bl...
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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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June Newsletter

Letter from the Executive Director "My Privilege and Our Potential" I have had the privilege of being part of the Midwest Food Bank family for almost 3 years now. I've searched for a word that best describes this organization. The only word that keeps coming up is "SPECIAL". This is a special place, it is a special organization, started by a specia...
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May a record month for volunteers

April showers bring May … volunteers! Midwest Food Bank Bloomington was showered with blessings in May. Our warehouse was filled to overflowing with food donations, causing a need for extra volunteers. We put out a call on Facebook and through email. And boy, did we get an answer! A record 762 volunteers donated their time at MFB in May! This produ...
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Kroger Community Rewards Program

Have you ever been shopping for your groceries and thought to yourself, "I'd so much rather be helping the Midwest Food Bank right now?" Probably not, but we're here to tell you that you can do both at the same time! Kroger has a Community Rewards Program that sends a portion of the proceeds from your purchases as a donation to the charity of your ...
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May Newsletter

  Volunteer Spotlight "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." –Dr. Suess Our volunteers do care a whole awful lot…already this year we have been blessed by over 1,432 different volunteers serving for 10,420 hours. http://eepurl.com/b1qMJH
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Flooding and Tornados in TX and OK

Midwest Food Bank Aids Victims Impacted by Flooding and Tornado's in Texas and Oklahoma Date: June 1, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Midwest Food Bank Midwest Food Bank, with locations in Indianapolis, Indiana; Bloomington, Morton, and Peoria, Illinois; Peachtree City, Georgia; and Ft Meyers, Florida, announced today that it will be assisting with relief ...
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Spring Newsletter

​ Each day is full of joyful and exciting moments at Midwest Food Bank and we love to share them. The stories and praise reports are because of you all giving of your time and talents. Each one of you is essential for Midwest Food Bank to Share the Blessing! MFB Read - Enjoy - Share ! Want to recieve the next issue? Sign up We are so thankful for a...
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MFB Working on the Railroad........

I've been working on the Railroad, all the live long day.................. If you're old enough to remember this old folk song about working on the Railroad and Dinah in the kitchen we hope you are taping your foot to the tune. If you're too young to know this song, then Google the children's version and enjoy the story that follows. Midwest Food B...
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Peoria MFB Provides for Texas Tornado Disaster Area

Peoria-based Midwest Food Bank is assisting people whose homes have been damaged because of recent tornadoes in Texas. Midwest Food Bank has been asked by The Salvation Army to provide bottled drinks and family food boxes for people affected by the tornadoes. The first semitrailer load of 800 boxes will leave the Peoria warehouse Saturday, January ...
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12 eggs, 1 easy way to fight hunger

Midwest Food Bank is reaping the benefits of a newly expanding program. HATCH for Hunger is a partnership between Kroger Co., Rose Acre Farms and Elanco Animal Health to provide quality protein to undernourished people through the power of an egg. Originally started in 65 stores in central Indiana, HATCH recently expanded to 136 Kroger stores acros...
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Now Hiring! Full Time Driver

  Midwest Food Bank Indianapolis is looking for a full time Class A CDL. While the primary responsibility is driving, we are looking for an individual who can help on the front lines of vehicle maintenance as well as assist with scheduling and help in the warehouse when necessary. As a faith-based not-for-profit, we are seeking the right candi...
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VISTA Internship Available!

Midwest Food Bank, in partnership with the Indy Hunger Network , has an opportunity for one individual to join our team as part of the Americorp VISTA program. With a small staff of 5 and a volunteer base of 2000+ we are looking for an individual who can help us increase our capacity to serve more agencies in a more efficient manner through the dig...
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Midwest Food Bank Responds to Flooding Disaster in the South

Fort Myers, Fl- The Illinois and Indiana Divisions of the Midwest Food Bank have responded to the disastrous flood conditions in Texas and Louisiana. Midwest Food Bank is a first hope responder with The Salvation Army to provide food and essentials during disasters. A call came in to Mike Hoffman, Director of Operations with Midwest Food Bank, that...
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Happy Hands at Work!

We have so much to be thankful for as the doors of 2015 closed, and then opened again for 2016! The best story for 2016, is to walk in the warehouse and see a local "Life Skills" class working hard, smiling, talking, and packaging products for distribution. There are no barriers to MFB volunteers, as all are needed and valued for their contribution...
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Homeless Veteran Standdown at City of Palms Park

Ft. Myers, Fl- Midwest Food Bank - Florida partnered this year with the Lee County Homeless Veteran Standdown that took place at the City of Palms Park Saturday, January 23rd. David Kieser (founder) and Paul Csotty (Dir. Community Relations) with several volunteers helping, provided blankets, M.R.E.'s (Military Ready to Eat), fruit, paper products ...
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Helping provide clean water for Flint, MI

  We are doing what we can to help the residents of Flint, MI, deal with a water crisis. A full semi load of water left Bloomington Monday, January 25. Included were individual bottles, gallon and 2½ gallon containers of water. The water was delivered to Indianapolis, IN, where TV station Fox 59 is coordinating a water drive. MFB is providing ...
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Help Us Give Clean Water to Families in Flint, MI

Midwest Food Bank Indianapolis Division Works with Fox 59, Local Businesses, and Churches to Collect Water for Flint, Michigan Date: January 26, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Midwest Food Bank Midwest Food Bank's Indianapolis Division will be working with Fox 59, HH Gregg, and Eastern Star Church to provide multiple semi loads of water to those in need i...
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Bloomington division growth by the numbers

2015 was a year of growth at Bloomington. Food donations reached 23 million pounds, a 1.5 million pound increase over 2014. This increase helped us serve more of those in need. 47,000 more cases of food (or 26 semi loads) were delivered in 2015 than in the previous year. New distribution offices in Fairfield and Morton enabled us to increase the nu...
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Give Thanks 2015

Blustery weather didn't stop over 100 volunteers from helping families have a Thanksgiving meal. Midwest Food Bank partnered with Home Sweet Home to provide meals to over 1,875 local families in Give Thanks 2015. Complete thanksgiving meals (turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie, etc.) were boxed and distributed to low-income families a few da...
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