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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 t...
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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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1st AnnuaL Gala and live Auction Event Midwest Food Bank

4 Edison Ford Estate Tours 4 Audio Tours of Edison Ford Estate & Guide Book Anonymous 2 x $25 Gift Certificates 2 x $25 Reese's Restaurant Gift Certificates Reese's Restaurant 3 Day 2 Night Stay 3 Day 2 Night Stay at Tween Water's Inn Tween Waters Inn 3 Gift Certificates 3 Gift Certificates for Breakfast for Two & Coffee or Tea Marti's Fami...
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MIDWEST FOOD BANK TO ASSIST TORNADO VICTIMS IN TEXAS

Bloomington-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 for ...
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Out of the Box Giving

Partner with us and make an impact. We love to share the blessings here at MFB, and we are excited to share a way for you to make an impact through stuff! There are many ways you can give to Midwest Food Bank, you can give cash, and now you can donate stock, electronics, gift cards or other noncash assets. Thank you for all your help us bridge the ...
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Charity Navigator - 2014 Rating

We have some exciting news to share! Nonprofit evaluator Charity Navigator has awarded Midwest Food Bank our fourth consecutive four star rating! Charity Navigator bases its rating on nonprofits' financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. We now have the #1 rating among food banks nationally and are ranked in the top ten in...
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Tender Mercies Kenya

TENDER MERCIES KENYA Developed in the US by Midwest Food Bank, with corporate and university support Fully nutritious, vitamin enriched meal, packaged in Kenya with East African ingredients. Cooking only requires boiling in water for 25 minutes. One serving costs $.18, is filling, and provides 274 calories for growth and nourishment. 60 calories co...
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Crocodile Meat Project

CROCODILE MEAT PROJECT Revised Timetable The crocodile farm providing the crocodile carcasses for our meat processing plant has decided to delay first slaughter until early 2016 to give their stock time to grow to optimum skinning size for their leather goods business. Tragic loss While we're disappointed, the delay actually gives us time to re-gro...
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Kapu Africa Farm Project

Kapu Africa Farm Project Earlier this year we became aware of an opportunity to acquire a long-term lease on a large tract of land. The Kenyan government has an initiative called Food Security 2030…essentially focused on eliminating the need for food imports into Kenya by the year 2030. Kenya has massive food production shortfalls, the worst being ...
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October 2015 Newsletter

Dear Family, Friends and Faithful Supporters, Thank you all so very much for your prayers, kind words, and financial support. With help from each of you the lives of thousands of Nairobi's poorest children are a little brighter. You'll notice a new look to our newsletter. Our projects are simply getting too big to report in detail in a single, mean...
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Disaster Relief to flood victims in South Carolina

We received a call Friday mid-morning from The Salvation Army Disaster Relief requesting disaster relief family boxes be delivered to Columbia, South Carolina over the weekend. The water has receded enough in the Columbia, SC area for disaster relief organizations like the Salvation Army to begin clean up efforts and support to the victims of flood...
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MIDWEST FOOD BANK TO ASSIST FLOOD VICTIMS IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Bloomington-based Midwest Food Bank is assisting people whose homes have been damaged because of recent flooding in South Carolina. Midwest Food Bank has been asked by The Salvation Army to provide water and family food boxes for people affected by the flooding. The first semitrailer load of 800 boxes left Bloomington Thursday for Ridgeland, S.C., ...
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South Carolina Disaster Response

PRESS RELEASE: Midwest Food Bank Aids Victims Impacted by the Flooding in South Carolina Date: October 6, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Midwest Food Bank Midwest Food Bank with locations in Indianapolis IN, Bloomington IL, Morton IL, Ft Meyers FL and Peachtree City GA announced today that it will be assisting the Salvation Army with relief efforts in the...
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Stop The Violence Project (STVP) - [updated]

MFB Peoria and Morton joined together with our partner agency, Stop The Violence Project (STVP), for their recent street festival in Peoria on August 8th. It was a big success with over 1,665 children and adults having a great time! Event included games and concessions, food, music and preaching, and lots of fun! We hope that we can make this a reg...
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Camp Fire Youth Kick Off Week of Serving Non-Profits Statewide

Camp Fire knows that the youth of today want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the experience everyone needs to discover who they are - find their spark - and become a leader now. Camp Fire provides young people opportunities to contribute to their community through meaningful service and leadership experiences. Midwest Food Bank and Camp Fire...
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Harvest Recovery House in Action

John and Sarah Huffman who lead the Harvest Recovery House Ministry, a 501 ( c ) 3 organization are taking it to the streets. The Harvest Recovery House is a ministry that goes outside the walls of the church and meets those most in need. John and Sarah take teams of people to minister through love, compassion, food and prayer to the communities of...
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Clay Shoot for Hunger 2015

 We have so much to be thankful for during this year's Clay Shoot: 1.Thank you God! - He cleared the clouds and put the rain on hold. His timing is always good. This alone brighted everyone's mood! 2.Thank you Shooters! - We had a record of 203 shooters, put together into 42 teams. Light-hearted kidding and smiles abounded from our youngest te...
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2015 Summer Newsletter - Peoria/Morton

 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 Blessings! Read and enjoy our latest newsletter. If you wish to print the Summer newsletter click...
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