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MFB Indiana volunteer started early in life

Callie Marvel stands out as a beacon of hope in a world where selflessness can sometimes seem scarce. Her journey of service began in her youth when she attended birthday parties at the Midwest Food Bank Indiana. Those early experiences ignited a lifelong passion for helping others. Throughout elementary, middle, and high school, Callie dedicated h...

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Meet MFB Florida's newest employee

Midwest Food Bank Florida is excited to welcome John McKinnon as our new Community Relations and Volunteer Manager. With two decades of experience in both business and nonprofit management, John's addition to the team is a significant milestone. His expertise and dedication align perfectly with Midwest Food Bank's mission. John's professional journ...

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MFB Florida responds to Hurricane Idalia

The day after Hurricane Idalia struck Florida's Big Bend area, Midwest Food Bank Florida wasted no time responding. They dispatched truckloads of food and water, totaling over 335,000 pounds, into the disaster zone. Their commitment to aiding in the long-term recovery effort is unwavering. As a trusted frontline disaster relief partner for organiza...

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New Executive Director hired at MFB Bloomington-Normal, IL

The work of Midwest Food Bank (MFB) is not new to Aimee Beam. For the last decade, she has worked with the people who receive food from MFB, most recently serving on the Executive Leadership team of The Baby Fold, a large nonprofit in Normal, IL. Aimee is the new Executive Director of MFB Bloomington-Normal, IL. She is replacing former Executi...

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Thanks for supporting MFB Morton's Taste and Tour

Thanks to our community, the Taste & Tour fundraiser held at MFB Morton was a remarkable success. This event brought us all together to learn, connect, and commemorate 20 years of impactful work. We recognized Midwest Food Bank's expansion and the donors and volunteers who made it possible. The behind-the-scenes warehouse tour was a highlight, ...

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MFB Morton volunteer cheerfully doing his part

Meet Tony Ferguson, the friendly neighborhood lawn care hero. Since 2012, Tony has been generously mowing the lawn of the Midwest Food Bank Morton every week, free of charge. It began when his friend, MFB Morton Board Member Billy Daniel, introduced him to the food bank's mission, emphasizing how the Lord works wonders through all the volunteers. T...

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MFB Arizona's Holiday Meal Kit program

Pick up an empty box and bring it back full. This straightforward idea can provide thousands of meals to Arizona's needy families. Midwest Food Bank is organizing this Holiday Meal Kit program with an ambitious goal of 2,500 meal kits. The Navajo Nation will receive 500; the remainder will be given to MFB partnering agencies. "This is our third yea...

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New Operations Manager at MFB Normal has a heart to serve

You could say that Duane Whitlow has a heart for Midwest Food Bank.In 2018, he first toured the Normal location of MFB and learned about the mission and work of MFB."I had the opportunity to visit with MFB founder David Kieser and learned firsthand how this great organization started and became what it is today," says Duane.It didn't take long befo...

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Arizona Tax Credit amounts have increased

Dollar for dollar - that's the way the Arizona tax credit works for donations made to Qualified Charitable Organizations (QCO). That means you receive $1 off taxes owed for every $1 donated to QCOs. Arizona is one of the few states that offers this incentive that benefits charitable organizations, like Midwest Food Bank, and taxpayers. This year, t...

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Calling from God brings new Volunteer Coordinator to MFB Bloomington-Normal

After a varied career, including sales, publishing, logistics, and the mortgage industry, Steven Bishop has followed a calling from God into coaching and youth ministry. Now he is adding another meaningful career to his life. Steven is the new part-time Volunteer Coordinator at MFB Bloomington-Normal. Steven grew up in Bloomington and Nor...

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MFB Haiti providing food with the help of partnerships

While Haiti remains in a security, economic and humanitarian crisis, Midwest Food Bank's Haiti, through prayer and passion, continues to find ways to bring food to hungry and starving Haitians. A record 4.9 million people are projected to be in acute hunger in Haiti – nearly half the country, including 1.8 million people in an emergency state.We ar...

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MFB Texas welcomes new Executive Director

Farm kids learn early on the value of food and how it is produced. That was the case for Gareth Keown."Growing up on a farm, I learned the importance of contributing to food security and now have been given the opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of those that live daily in a food insecure state," says Gareth.In July, he joined th...

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MFB Texas blessed by visit from Opal Lee

When you hear the name Opal Lee, especially in Texas, you pay attention. Opal has a way of making things happen through her humanitarian spirit and vision of making the world a better place for everyone.Opal is known as the grandmother of Juneteenth and her famous walk from Ft. Worth to Washington D.C. to campaign to make it a national holiday. At ...

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MFB New England volunteer an answer to prayer

At Midwest Food Bank New England, we see answers to prayers. Those answers sometimes are the volunteers that show up at just the right time. John Carter is a great example."John came to us when we were praying to expand our forklift driver team, and he has served every week since," says Corey Barrette, Volunteer and Community Relations Manager for ...

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MFB New England mourns the passing of volunteer

The volunteers who walk through the doors at Midwest Food Bank not only make our operations better, they leave an impression on everyone around them.With sadness, the New England location of MFB shares the news of the unexpected passing of Warren Zahner. Warren was one of the key people involved when MFB New England was established in 2021. He and ...

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MFB New England adjusts distribution to agency partner's needs

Midwest Food Bank New England wants to give our nonprofit agency partners the food their clients need and will use. A good example is when Schoke Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County started coming to MFB for food and household items. They specifically needed Kosher products."When we first approached MFB New England to discuss our particular n...

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MFB Morton receives the blessing of two grants

Community partnerships offer great benefits to Midwest Food Bank and those we serve. MFB Morton recently received two separate grants that assist in day-to-day operations. The first was a $1,500 grant from the Morton Community Foundation. The mission of the Morton Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life for Morton area...

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MFB Morton sending Disaster Relief to tornado, flooding victims

This year, a record number of disasters in the United States means Midwest Food Bank volunteers have been assembling food boxes to respond. In the first half of 2023, 20 loads of water, food boxes, hygiene kits and cleaning supplies were sent to support disaster victims.In June, semi-loads of water and food went from MFB's Disaster Relief...

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MFB Normal's dual partnership with Wesley United Methodist Church

If you come to Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal, you will likely meet someone from Wesley United Methodist Church.They contribute to MFB in many ways - forklift drivers, first impression volunteers, SWAT Team (Sorting Wonderful Amazon Things), truck drivers, and leaders on food distribution days. Groups from the church also come to help with vo...

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MFB Bloomington-Normal looking for Loyal Loaders

"Loyal loaders" are the people that show up regularly at Midwest Food Bank Bloomington/Normal during food distribution weeks. It's that loyalty that really makes the process smooth. Currently, MFB needs volunteers that can commit each month to become one of those "loyal loaders."What does that mean?Typically, distribution week is the first ful...

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