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Charity Navigator 4 Star Rating!

Here at MFB, we unabashedly pray for God's guidance and provision to feed those in need. Our ability to meet this goal of service is only possible through all the dedicated volunteers and donors that trickle and sometimes pour through our doors on a weekly basis. It is because of our talented staff, these volunteers and donors that have earned Midw...
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4 Star Rating

Here at the MFB, we unabashedly pray for God's guidance and provision to feed those in need. Our ability to meet this goal of service is only possible through all the dedicated volunteers and donors that trickle and sometimes pour through our doors on a weekly basis. It is because of our talented staff, these volunteers and donors that have earned ...
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MFB Peoria/Morton 2014 Winter 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! Read and enjoy our latest newsletter. If you wish to print the Winter newsletter click here .
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Launch of our New Site!

Welcome to the new home of all things Kapu Africa. Check back here for trip updates, new photos, and news stories. If Kapu Africa has been on your heart, you can also visit our donation page here . We appreciate any and all support and are looking forward to seeing where God will take us.
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MFB on Fox Business

We've known that we were ranked as the #1 Top Notch Charity according to CharityNavigator.com, but we didn't know President and CEO of Charity Navigator, Ken Burger would be on Fox Business' The Willis Report and would give a special nod to the Midwest Food Bank! In a piece aired on November 13, Mr. Berger, after discussing holiday giving at the re...
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First Distribution!

  First official distribution at the Ft. Myers division of Midwest Food Bank on Tuesday. 11 agencies picked up almost 1600 cases of food to help those in need. Thanks to all the great volunteers for a great day!
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18 Holes of Goodness!

The temperature was HOT but generosity and fellowship abound at this year's Golf Outing to benefit the Peoria and Morton Divisions of Midwest Food Bank. Thank you to all the volunteers who worked tirelessly to coordinate this event, sponsors who generously gave to offset expenses and provide raffle/door prizes, Weaver Ridge Golf Course for a beauti...
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Our Giving Record

We've hit a new record! October was a fruitful month of giving allowing us to distribute more than 36,000 cases of foods to our partnering agencies. We are so thankful that in November over 37,000 cases have been distributed. Our generous and committed volunteers moved, packaged, and loaded up these cases for our partneriring agencies to distribute...
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500 Turkeys for an Indy 500 win!

In honor of Ryan Hunter-Rey's Indianapolis 500 Victory this year, sponsor Butterball Turkey chose the Midwest Food Bank as recipient of 500 whole turkeys to donate to central Indiana. The Indianapolis division of the food bank was host on Monday to a media event where the turkeys were distributed to our partner organizations. 200 turkeys went to Wh...
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Benefit Dinner & Auction Recap!

​What a great evening of celebration for the great blessings of MFB Peoria & Morton. The Morton warehouse looked fantastic and the Packaging Machine was the big hit to see! A huge thank you to the benefit committee, the volunteers that cleaned the warehouse, the caterer and her willing helpers, and the donors of the items auctioned. Most of all...
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Lilly Global Day of Service

  "Every October, nearly 24,000 Lilly employees spend a day out of the office, volunteering in communities around the world. Building on our strong heritage to make life better, our Global Day of Service is a single, coordinated effort to improve the communities where we live and work."* This year MFBIndy was blessed with about 25 volunteers f...
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Golf Outing Recap + Pics!

Our 5th Annual Golf Outing in Peoria, IL on Tuesday, September 16th was a huge success thanks to WeaverRidge Golf Club, all the sponsors, volunteers and God for the great weather and conditions for the golfer. This increasingly popular event drew over 100 golfers through a very challenging course. A great buffet dinner and raffle followed. Check ou...
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Summer 2014 Newsletter

​ Checkout our latest newsletter! Click here to download .
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New Power Jacks!

Today MFBIndy received a delivery of two brand new Toyota Electric Power Jacks! These make the work our volunteers do around the warehouse infinitely easier than the manual pallet jacks when trying to move a ton of water. ProLift (a Toyota Company) offered these below cost and Dow AgroSciences gave us a grant to pay nearly 3/4 of the cost. The than...
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MFB Tops Charity Navigator Charts

Charity Navigator again named us to two top ten lists in America. We are pleased that we can operate very efficiently with great results as we serve those in need. Charity Navigator is an organization that rates non-profits based on financial health, administrative expenses as well as transparency and accountability. The Midwest Food Bank received ...
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Job Opening: Volunteer Coordinator

Dear Friends of MFB, I trust you are rejoicing in the goodness and greatness of our God. We are currently looking for a person to join our MFB Team as the Volunteer Coordinator/Administrative Assistant. This is a full time position and the person must have great people skills, a servant's heart and a sense of calling to this important ministry. Thi...
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MFBIndy Partners with IASP

MFBIndy is excited to announce a new partnership with the Indiana Association of School Principles ( www.iasp.org )! This fall we will be kicking off the first annual Share the Spirit campaign. Sixty-six schools will be participating in a canned food drive with a goal of collecting 2,000 lbs of peanut butter, jelly, canned soups and canned veggies ...
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Summer Newsletter 2014 - PDF

There is so much happening! Volunteers and donors at both Peoria and Morton Divisions are busy delivering relief and hope to those in need. Read all about the impact they are making locally and around the world. 2014 Summer Newsletter (PDF)  
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Tender Mercies load fulfilled for Backpack Program!

​ July has been very busy so far and God's hand is showing through it all. We have another load scheduled for our friends in Arkansas. They operate a great organization that serves over 35,000 kids via a backpack program. On Monday, July 14th, we achieved a new record for the production of Tender Mercies (TM) in one day - 7,600 bags eclipsing the "...
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New Employee!

We are very excited to announce the newest member of the Morton Team - welcome Fred Kaiser! Fred works full-time as our Director of Operations / Volunteer Coordinator. Please send him an email if you or a group are interested in serving at the Morton Facility! fkaiser@midwestfoodbank.org  
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