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A little spark

An old proverb says a little spark can kindle a great fire. A classroom of of first graders at Sugar Creek Elementary provided that little spark. The fire grew and warmed many people. Miss Lyons first grade class watched a video of the devastation Hurricane Harvey caused in Texas. The classs began brainstorming ways they could offer help to the peo...
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The older helping the younger

On December 5, 2017, Kapu Africa board member Denny Mott and his wife, Beth, visited a home for the elderly in Nairobi's Pangani slum area. An Austrian nun started the home years ago, and it now houses 74 people. The Motts were shown the clean rooms each resident shares with another. They also were shown the kitchen and outdoor general sitting area...
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Helping the drought-stricken

Kenya and the surrounding region is experiencing hunger brought on by prolonged drought. More than 2.5 million people are facing crisis levels of food insecurity. People are reducing the amount of food they eat, with many families eating only one meal per day. Midwest Food bank East Africa has been blessed to have the support of Ridgeways Baptist C...
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The perfect anniversary date

Mahesh and Monica were married in Secunderbad, India, on November 15, 2007, and eventually located in Peoria, IL. Thinking of a way to celebrate their 10 anniversay, the couple thought about traveling to Greece. Monica's mother has some health issues, and so they decided to stay near home. Having volunteered at Midwest Food Bank through his work at...
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Million Meal Marathon

The 7th Annual Million Meal Marathon was held on October 10, 2017. Thousands of happy volunteers filled the Lucas Oil Stadium to pack food. Local businesses, firefighters, police officers, Colts players and cheerleaders worked side-by side with Students, families, friends and neighbors. All had the same mission: feed hungry Hoosiers. Midwest Food B...
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Feed the 5,000 - new event

 Midwest Food Bank Morton hosted the first ever "Feed the 5,000" event in November 2017. Three Morton churches, Bethel Lutheran, Blessed Sacrament and Grace Church, participated by sponsoring the cost of a pallet of Tender Mercies. Volunteers from each church worked together to pack their pallet, too. A pallet of Tender Mercies feeds 5,280 peo...
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Huge effort to bless local families

Andretti Autosport partners Butterball and DHL teamed up with 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and his team to give back to the Indianapolis community by donating to agencies served by Midwest Food Bank Indiana. On November 14, 2017, Butterball, the producer of 20 percent of the nation's turkeys, and Andretti Autosport, the back-to-bac...
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Grant from Walmart provides truck

 Walmart has awarded Midwest Food Bank Florida an $80,000 grant to purchase a refrigerated box truck to serve those in need. Expected to arrive in January 2018, this blessing will allow MFB to expand the number of agencies served. "The truck from Walmart will be a tremendous help in picking up and delivering food donations, says Karl Steidinge...
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Partnership with Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Midwest Food Bank had a very special visitor today. Jackie Joyner-Kersee, one of the most decorated female athletes in Olympic track and field history, was here! As the founder of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation in her hometown of East St. Louis, Jackie and MFB founder, David Kieser, are working out the details of a partnership where MFB can su...
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Peoria Midwest Food Bank Growing Forward with Capital Campaign

​Peoria Midwest Food Bank is eagerly anticipating how the Lord will help us grow to serve more of neighbors and reach further into surrounding areas of need. Our passion is to love, give hope and food to those in need. Each day we are grateful for our kind volunteers that come alongside our passion and give of their valuable time and talents. Each ...
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Caring Community Gives Thanks

Midwest Food Bank and Home Sweet Home Ministries completed another successful year of Give Thanks. With the generous support of the community, we collected enough turkeys and meal items to impact nearly 10,000 individuals. Over 200 volunteers distributed the turkeys and meal boxes on November 18th and 20th at Midwest Food Bank. With the combined di...
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Open House and Ribbon Cutting

On Thursday, September 21, Midwest Food Bank had the blessing of hosting an open house at our new facility. Guests followed a map for a self-guided tour. At the end of the tour, delicious hors d'oeurvres were ready to enjoy. At 4pm, everyone gathered for a McLean County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. As with every MFB endeavor, volunteers play...
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MIDWEST FOOD BANK ADDING HURRICANE MARIA VICTIMS TO RELIEF EFFORTS

Midwest Food Bank is expanding relief efforts to include victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Agape Flights, a nonprofit organization based in Venice, Florida will airlift six pallets of Tender Mercies™, the equivalent to nearly 32,000 meals, along with other essential supplies to Puerto Rico on Monday, September 25. Once in Puerto Rico, Love...
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Water given in His name

 "God has brought water to Immokalee today!" This was the good news announced by Mark of St. Matthew's House. Upon hearing that the water in Immokalee was not sanitary, Karl Steidinger, Director of Operations for Midwest Food Bank Florida, made a phone call to see if MFB could help. He was soon on the road with a semi load of bottled water. Th...
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Wow. Amazing volunteers!

We asked for support and our community responded. We had over 450 volunteers join us this morning to help sort and repackage disaster relief supplies. WOW, just WOW. Thanks to the work some AWESOME volunteers this morning, our truck is loaded and ready to depart Monday morning. We are blessed to live in a community that cares. Much more will be nee...
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The Salvation Army and Midwest Food Bank Partner to Serve Hurricane Survivors

The Salvation Army and Midwest Food Bank, a longtime disaster partner, are working together to add emergency supplies to the growing relief operations supporting those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Midwest Food Bank will be collecting items to sort into food boxes and hygiene kits. These supplies will be delivered to disaster sites by Midwest Food ...
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Disaster Relief for Texas

As a Salvation Army first responder, Midwest Food Bank is answering the call to send disaster relief food boxes to Texas. By the end of Hurricane Harvey, up to 100 inches of rain is possible. Already over 30,000 people are seeking temporary shelter. The extreme and widespread damage calls for long term relief efforts. Two semi loads of Family Food ...
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Disaster Relief for Texas

 As a Salvation Army first responder, Midwest Food Bank is answering the call to send disaster relief food boxes to Texas. By the end of Hurricane Harvey, up to 100 inches of rain is possible. Already over 30,000 people are seeking temporary shelter. The extreme and widespread damage calls for long term relief efforts. Two semi loads of Family...
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Disaster Relief for Texas

As a Salvation Army first responder, Midwest Food Bank is answering the call to send disaster relief food boxes to Texas. By the end of Hurricane Harvey, up to 100 inches of rain is possible. Already over 30,000 people are seeking temporary shelter. The extreme and widespread damage calls for long term relief efforts. Two semi loads of Family Food ...
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Disaster Relief for Texas

As a Salvation Army first responder, Midwest Food Banks Indianapolis Division is answering the call to send disaster relief food boxes to Texas. This request for aid is unique in that it is made for a disaster yet to happen. Harvey is expected to make landfall on the central part of the Gulf coast early Saturday morning as a major hurricane. The st...
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