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Midwest Food Bank presents at Society of Women Engineers Conference

On March 1, Midwest Food Bank presented at the Society of Women Engineering (SWE) conference in St. Louis. The conference was a part of the SWE conference series, WE Local. Jada Hoerr, MFB's Development & Relations Director presented to SWE members in attendance on the topic of Food Insecurity and World Hunger. It attracted both professional an...

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A conversation with Calvin

Calvin comes from a background in IT where he worked for 40 years. He took early retirement and now volunteers nearly full time for MFB in Bedford, TX. Calvin was introduced to MFB when volunteering at 6 Stones, a ministry that offers a variety of services to the community. He could immediately see that he could be a part of something that was cons...

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Midwest Food Bank earns 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

Midwest Food Bank's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator. This is the seventh consecutive year that MFB has earned this top distinction. "Midwest Food Bank's exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its pee...

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Carol Jankowski, Distinguished Service Award Winner

Midwest Food Bank's very own Carol Jankowski was recently given some well-deserved recognition. The Morton Community Chamber of Commerce honored Carol as the 2019 Distinguished Service Award Winner. Carol, Executive Director of MFB Morton, received the award for her years of leadership and service to Morton. She has served countless hours in numero...

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DOT Foods a great partner

Most people have never heard of DOT Foods in Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Midwest Food Bank is fortunate to have a partnership with DOT Foods which is the largest food serve redistribution company in the United States.  DOT Foods employs 4,200 people and was founded in 1960 by Robert and Dorothy Tracy. On average about two semi-loads of food are do...

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A hill of beans

​At Midwest Food Bank we are often reminded of God's ability to provide exactly what is needed at just the right time. That happened again recently when MFB received four semi-loads of beans – black, pinto, kidney – from a farmer in Illinois and another farmer in Iowa. How did these farmers know to contact MFB with this donation? One...

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Building strong children

Turning Early Years Scars into Stars. This hopeful motto is displayed on the wall at Little Rock, an Inclusive Early Child Development Centre. Midwest Food Bank East Africa partners with Little Rock, located in Kibera the largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya. However, the founder of Little Rock, Lilly Oyare, refers to the neighborhood of Kibera...

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California wildfire relief continues

The 2018 California wildfires have dropped out of the public eye, but they are still daily news at Midwest Food Bank Arizona. We are preparing the send our 5th semi-load of supplies from our Gilbert, AZ location. In addition, we were able to facilitate a truckload of supplies directly from a donor to our Salvation Army partner d...

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Scouts bless MFB Arizona

This January, Boy Scouts from Mesa Troop 653 out of Central Christian Church descended upon Midwest Food Bank Arizona. Led by Eagle Scout candidate David Decker, the team gave our parking and dock areas some much needed upgrades. Over multiple days, two designated loading zones for agency pick-ups and dock guide lines for both docks were ...

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Snowbird season

How do Arizonians know that winter has come? First, the nation's interest in our ability to fry an egg on the sidewalk severely diminishes. And second, our winter residents from the Midwest complete their migration to the Grand Canyon State.  When our Midwesterners return to the Southwest we all get excited. During the winter months we ad...

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New mark for food distribution

It is always exciting to see "God grant the increase." For Midwest Food Bank Indiana, growth has been steady and nonstop. This year God saw fit to enable us to hit the one million mark for cases distributed in 2018. This is an 11.5% increase over 2017.  God is taking the small things of this world and makes a big impact for His Kingd...

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Providing food in the cold

Just today, Midwest Food Bank Indiana received a call from the American Red Cross. They are asking for our help in providing for the many people coming in out of the cold. Their warming centers have been overwhelmed with people needing assistance during the current Arctic blast. The details haven't been finalized, we plan to provide the Red Cr...

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MFB Haiti operation growing

As we enter 2019, we reflect on the abundant blessings God provided Midwest Food Bank Haiti in 2018. Highlights of the past year include delivery of five sea containers holding 100 tons of food which helped to feed over 4,000 food insecure Haitians. The primary demographic served by the distribution of this food is children enrolled in school. For ...

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Our volunteers are vital

Volunteers are essential in our ability to provide services to our partner agencies. Midwest Food Bank Florida was made aware of that in a very real way in November. When we were short staffed, several volunteers stepped in to make sure our day-to-day operations continued to run smoothly. They opened the warehouse, managed the regular load-out of i...

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MFB Georgia given award

Midwest Food Bank Georgia was recognized by the Fayette Chamber of Commerce with the 2018 Nonprofit Award of Excellence. This award recognizes and honors a nonprofit organization that demonstrates enhancement of the quality of life and betterment of the community; contributes a balance of time, expertise and funding; and serves locally, regionally ...

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Midwest Food Bank Video Receives 2018 Telly Award

Midwest Food Bank's "Together" Video produced by Malt Maker Media received the 2018 Silver Telly Award. The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens. The video which highlights and promotes the importance of personal involvement in helping those who struggle with food insecurity. It's theme is reminiscent of the days...

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Christian Brothers Automotive Helping Those In Need

Midwest Food Bank Georgia recently received a grant from Christian Brothers Automotive Fischer Crossings in Sharpsburg, GA. The car repair services shop recently donated $16,000 to MFB for the purchase a semi-trailer. The trailer will double our capacity to receive donated loads of food. It will also provide cost savings by reducing our truck broke...

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2018 Volunteers of the Year

Deb Amdor and Karen Cushing are familiar faces at Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal. Out of the thousands of volunteers, they are being recognized as our 2018 Volunteers of the Year, for going above and beyond in giving of their time and talent.  Deb has an unrelenting dedication to data entry and took on the very big job of entering the vo...

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An Event To Feed Thousands

Midwest Food Bank Peoria held our first Tender Mercies packaging event on January 4th and it was awe inspiring! Over 250 volunteers came for a two-hour shift to hand pack Tender Mercies meals. By the end of the day we had eight pallets of Tender Mercies meals – enough to feed 42,250 people! Tender Mercies is a meal program of Midwest Food Bank. Eac...

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Welcome Back Rollie and Denise Reed!

"Each of you should use whatever gifts you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10 Citing this verse as inspiration, Rollie Reed joins Midwest Food Bank Peoria as Operations Manager. Prior to moving to Florida in 2014, Rollie was the Warehouse Manager for us. Now that he and his wife, D...

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