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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 4 th 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. Ea...
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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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Tender Mercies Style Chili

"Are you cooking chili? It smells good in here."  That was the reaction of a food pantry volunteer that was recently in the Morton Division to pick up food. Yes, we were cooking chili – Tender Mercies style. Midwest Food Bank Morton is the home site for Tender Mercies – a meal program of MFB. Each packet includes a high-grade rice, p...
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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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Volunteer Christmas Celebration

Midwest Food Bank Georgia took some time to celebrate Christmas with our volunteers. On Saturday, December 1, we held our annual Volunteer Appreciation Christmas Party. Over 60 volunteers joined MFB staff for music, games, fun, and lots of food. Our loading dock was transformed into a festive Christmas wonderland And, for football fans, the Georgia...
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Celebrating our partnership with State Farm

State Farm employees took part in  an energetic celebration on December 20, 2018. Set to highlight the incredible impact the organization's employees have on their communities, the State Farm Holiday Celebration of Good was live-streamed to locations across the United States, including Offices in Arizona, Georgia and Texas....
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Tender Mercies Testimonials

​ Midwest Food Bank produces and distributes a rice & beans meal called Tender Mercies. They are fortified with protein, vitamins & minerals. We at Midwest Food Bank are excited about Tender Mercies for many reasons: • The nutritional value – Each serving includes 13 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber and 1 gram of fat. • Ease of prepa...
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Today Show touts Midwest Food Bank

The Today Show recently ran an article/list titled, "50 Food Banks in 50 States: Where to donate food to help those in need." Midwest Food Bank is honored to be included. The list has a food bank for every state, and places Midwest Food Bank under Illinois. In the information, they include the fact that we have multiple other locations, mentioning ...
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Youthful vigor coming from FGCU

 Here at Midwest Food Bank Florida, college students have given us blessing after blessing. Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) has a community service requirement of graduates. Many of them come to MFB to complete their hours. About twice per week, FGCU students grace our location with their youthful energy and smiles. Sororities, fraterniti...
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It's a Win-Win

Midwest Food Bank has a mutually beneficial relationship with so many of our volunteers. They often tell us how good they feel when volunteering. And of course, MFB gets the benefit of the volunteers' help in so many ways. With the help of volunteers, MFB is able to use over 99¢ for every dollar donated on those in need.  Two groups have been ...
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Holiday Meal Help

On November 13, 2018 Andretti Autosport along with Sponsors Butterball, Kroger, DHL, and Midwest Food Bank Indiana will distribute 740 butterball turkeys and 1000 cases of stuffing. Four of Midwest Food Banks' key partner agencies in Indianapolis will receive the food to give away - Wheeler Mission, St. Vincent de Paul, Westminster Neighborhood Ser...
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Successful program expanding

  Midwest Food Bank Indiana has participated in the Food Drop program since its inception. In five months more than 87,000 pounds of food were donated. The success of the Indianapolis based initiative has allowed it to expand to the whole state. Food Drop gives drivers the option of dropping rejected food loads at one of nine participating loc...
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Inspirational, impactful evening

Over 300 guests spent an evening being inspired and making an impact at our 3rd Annual Harvest of Blessings Dinner. The fundraising event was held on Saturday, October 13. Guest speaker Dr. Rick Rigsby talked about "Leaving a Legacy." His words inspired us to use our lives to make an impact. The steering committee did a wonderful job with the ...
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Feeding 10,000

How many people can a church feed on a Saturday? Bethel Lutheran Church helped feed 10,000 people on a Saturday morning! The church sponsored and hosted a Tender Mercies meal packing event on Saturday, Oct. 20.  About 70 adults and children gathered in their school gym to pack meals that will be distributed both locally and in Haiti ...
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Pardon Our Dust

We have had plans to expand to better serve clients and volunteers for quite a while. At last, the renovations at Midwest Food Bank Peoria are well underway. Construction workers have been busy transforming the space previously occupied by Lighthouse Academy to MFB staff offices and community room.  Plans are to move into this new space before...
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Generous Clorox and Niagara donations

​ In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael, Midwest Food Bank has responded to date with over 20 truckloads of food boxes, water, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene kits into the Carolinas, southern Georgia and northern Florida. Two major donors in our Georgia region have stepped up in a big way to help with these ongoi...
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Hurricane Florence Relief

Midwest Food Bank is actively involved in Hurricane Florence relief. We will be posting updates and volunteer opportunities here. We appreciate your interest and your involvement.  To learn more and/or to donate visit: https://midwestfoodbank.org/hurricane-florence-relief Thank you!  
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Jubilee of Cherries

A Midwest Food Bank staff member was out serving in the community recently and was speaking with an individual about her walk with Christ. During their conversation, the woman told the following story: Her family member volunteers at a food pantry in the area and had just received a lot of fresh, dark red cherries from Midwest Food Bank to distribu...
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Kind Harvest

Thank you for your interest in Kind Harvest, an open-air meal benefitting Midwest Food Bank You are cordially invited to the inaugural Kind Harvest, an open-air meal on Monument Circle in Downtown Indianapolis^. Join us for a beautiful night, complete with a fresh, hand-crafted meal in one of our city's most iconic settings—but the true purpose of ...
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