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May Load Out Success!

The month of May has been one of change and expansion here at Midwest Food Bank (MFB). Load out week was a resounding success, in which Midwest served 19 new agencies, and added a Thursday load out to accommodate new nonprofit agency partners. Load out week allows us to connect with the agencies we serve, and is a time to feel the power of God at w...
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1st Distribution!

Distribution in Morton…join us! Hunger is real. This is the reason MFB is constantly seeking to reach farther in extending grace and nutrition to more tables of need. We have received the call in Morton that food distribution help is needed! So many of our partner agencies travel every month great distances to pick up our product. Our division in B...
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Increasing our Capacity to Serve

The Midwest Food Bank – Georgia Division has installed more storage racks in their main warehouse. These additional racks will hold up to 80 pallets of food. With this increased storage capacity, the Georgia Division can store over 40 semi-truck loads of food and disaster relief supplies. As always, BIG THANKS to our volunteers who daily give of th...
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Distribution in Morton? Coming Soon!

We have received the call in Morton that distribution help is needed! So many of our partner agencies travel every month great distances to pick up our product. Our division in Bloomington has asked us to partner in serving local agencies in order for us to continue meeting the rising needs. Morton will soon be operating a "satellite distribution" ...
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March 2015 Newsletter

Hi everyone. Below you'll find the March 2015 newsletter from Midwest Food Bank's East Africa Division. We really can't adequately express our appreciation for your prayers and financial support. The kids in the schools we work with in Nairobi Kenya are the poorest of an impoverished nation, and the meals they get at school are often the only meals...
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Bird's Eye View of Distribution

Midwest Food Bank will be working on a new video this year and the company we selected did a short film on a Peoria Distribution! Each month MFB nationally distributes over 200,000 cases of free food donations. That is over 100 semi-truck loads that God has provided for so many needs. In Peoria over 243 agencies receive these products every month. ...
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2014 Results

The year-end totals have come back and 2014 was a year of huge growth for Midwest Food Bank-Indianapolis. Below is a summary of our numbers for last year. Indianapolis Division Total Dollar Value: $24,671,145 Total Case Count: 856,637 Total Weight: 12,179,415 Individual Volunteers: 3,615 Volunteer Hours: 27,590 Value of Volunteer Hours*: $594,840 A...
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Georgia Division gets Cold Storage

God is so good! We are excited to announce that the Georgia Division is now in the perishable food business. Because of generous donations, we installed two-40 foot cold storage containers behind our main warehouse. These containers can store up to one and a half semi loads of cold and/or frozen food. Up until this time, we were unable to accept la...
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Shipment to Tacloban, Philippines

Shared & Edited from a post from our Indy Division In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devasted large portions of southeast Asia, in particular, the Philippines (where it is known as Typhoon Yolanda). Midwest Food Bank responded to the disaster back then and continues to support the rebuilding effort. Earlier this week, a shipping container from MFB arrive...
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Shipment to Tacloban, Philippines

In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devasted large portions of southeast Asia, in particular, the Philippines (where it is known as Typhoon Yolanda). Midwest Food Bank responded to the disaster back then and continues to support the rebuilding effort. Earlier this week, a shipping container from MFB arrived in the Philippines. The load this week included medic...
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Confused over Food Expiration Dates?

It is our privilege here at the Midwest Food Bank to be able to serve, you, our partner agencies as you serve your communities and those in need. Our mission as we help "bridge the gap between prosperity and poverty" is to provide the utmost in service to you so that, together, we are able to help those who are hungry. As such, we strive to keep le...
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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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