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Midwest Food Bank rated best food bank in US for financial accountability

​WJBC The Voice of Central Illinois6:58AM Sunday April 21, 2013By Eric Stock GLEN ROCK, N.J. - Bloomington has one of the most financially accountable charities in the country. The New York-based non-profit Charity Navigator which ranks over 6,000 charities for financial accountability and transparancy pegs Midwest Food Bank as the top charity in I...
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Morton Division Update!

Hello from MFB - Morton Division -- Packaging & Logistics Facility. Over the past several months, many volunteer hours have been spent on renovations of our new facility in Morton! Our 3 main goals are: Provide logistical support for MFB, Package bulk product/Tender Mercies, & provide volunteer opportunities. A big thanks to the community o...
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Charity Navigator - Latest Ranking

Midwest Food BankCharity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator has just scored Midwest Food Bank on their website. We scored a 69.89 out of a possible 70, putting us at the top of food banks in the U.S.! Thank you to all of the volunteers, donors, and board members who make the Midwest Food Bank possible! Check out the full report here:Mid...
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Spring Newsletter 2013

"But the path of the just is like the shining sun that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day" - NKJV Proverbs 4:18 Spring Blessings abound at Peoria and Peoria/Morton Midwest Food Bank. Our neighbors in need are given hope through your desire to shine hope and love on their path. Today we are sharing with you one of our most brightest and perfe...
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Midwest Food Bank ships first loads for Hurricane Sandy Relief

 Midwest Food Bank has the first two loads leaving today to provide The Salvation Army with disaster boxes for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Each load contains about 800 disaster boxes (each serves a family of four for 4-5 days).Individuals wishing to help support our efforts can contribute by calling Midwest Food Bank at 309 663-5350, online us...
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Morton Update 10.12.2012

Peoria/Morton Division Update!Hello from the Board of the Peoria/Morton Midwest Food Bank. Over the past two months, you have probably wondered what has been happening with the Morton property. This email will inform you of the progress! Property Closing Buying property is rarely simple or easy. In short, the building is in a condominium associatio...
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MFB Indy Sending Disaster Relief to Baton Rouge

​Press Release: Tuesday, September 04, 2012The Midwest Food Bank in cooperation with the Salvation Army will assist in disaster relief in Baton Rouge Louisiana. Initially four semi loads of disaster relief and personal care items will be sent to help in the hurricane Isaac relief efforts.The Midwest Food Bank is a faith based not for profit with lo...
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MFB Indy Fall 2012 Newsletter Available!

Our new Fall Newsletter is out and available! It's packed with lots of great information about MFBIndy's impact in 2012, latest statistics, spotlights on our partner agencies, and more. As a special feature, it includes coverage of the recent efforts to provide disaster to relief to victims of the violent storms in southern Indiana.>> Click H...
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Morton Update! 07.15.2012

Thanks for partnering with Midwest Food Bank! The Morton Division is now halfway towards it's initial goal! Thank you all for your generous hearts and partnership! New Building Tours - July 17th from 6:00-7:00pm Stop by the former Equipment Depot building to see the future location of Midwest Food Bank - Morton Division. You will be able to see wha...
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New home discovered - PJS Article

STEVE STEIN/JOURNAL STAR | Midwest Food Bank wants to open a new location in this building in Morton after Equipment Depot moves out. There's 18,000 square feet of warehouse space and 3,000 square feet of office space. By Steve Stein Updated Jul. 9, 2012 @ 8:02 am MORTONMidwest Food Bank has its sights set on a soon-to-be-vacant building on the wes...
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MFB Indy Sends Disaster Relief to Southern IN

As violent storms in early March have damaged many areas in Southern Indiana, MFB Indy has been part of the effort to provide food and other disaster relief to those who lost their homes, friends, and family in this tragedy.WISH TV, Channel 8, was able to help spotlight this effort recently. Below is a link to the article on their site, and the vid...
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Indy Mayor Heads "Caravan of Care"

On 16 Dec 2011, Mayor Greg Ballard headed up a "Caravan of Care", delivering over 12,000 pounds of food and over $7,500 in donations to the Midwest Food Bank Indianapolis Division. Part of the mayor's Pack the Pantries Campaign, the caravan started downtown at the Indianapolis City/County building and drove with police escort several trucks loaded ...
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Thanksgiving Relief for Hungry Families

MFB is pleased to report that the special distribution on Tuesday, November 22nd was a great success! Feed the Children teamed up with us to create a great event, and many Hoosier families were able to have food security over the holiday weekend thanks to the many thousands of pounds of food given away.Below is a link to Fox 59, who covered the eve...
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Georgia Location Opens

The Board of Directors of Midwest Food Bank announced today the opening of a new division in Peachtree City, Georgia. With locations in Bloomington, Indianapolis and Peoria, Peachtree City is the fourth MFB facility."This move has been under consideration for some time, but we only wanted to proceed when we had clear direction to do so," said MFB p...
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Hunger Action Month - MFB & Jewel-Osco

 Jewel-Osco® and the Midwest Food Bank Team Up for'Hunger Action Month' Campaign(Itasca, Ill.) Sept. 1, 2011 – JEWEL-OSCO, a leading Midwest food and pharmacy retailer, is partnering with multiple food banks, including the Midwest Food Bank, on a proactive food drive to support Hunger Action Month in September. The campaign, called "Give a Lit...
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Bloomington Volunteers of the Year

Congratulations to the Bloomington Volunteers of the YearJanice Wheatley, Parker Lawlis, and Roy Hanks have gone above and beyond in the donation of time and talents in their support of Midwest Food Bank.Janice works every day during loadout and also is an active Lead Volunteer working with the many groups that label and repackage food and build em...
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Harvest for the Holidays blesses Midwest Food Bank

 Harvest for the HolidaysMegan Grebner had a great idea and went about to achieve it. The campaign is partnered with The Illinois Farmer's' Bureau, News Radio 1470 and Classic Country Radio 1290.The Beginning:The Midwest Food Bank launched its "harvest for the holidays" campaign November 5, 2010, a way for area farmers to donate a part of thei...
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Midwest Food Bank Assists in Haiti Relief

Sisters Mission Outreach in Springfield has asked Midwest Food Bank to help with disaster relief efforts in Haiti. On January 15 first aid supplies, vitamins, water, and food supplies were transported to Coconut Creek, Florida. The items were then shipped to Haiti on a U.S. Naval vessel. That week a second truckload from Midwest Food Bank transport...
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