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Serving with a partner

In February, a Midwest Food Bank Georgia employee had the privilege of serving alongside one of our partner agencies. Operations Manager Lisa Lowther volunteered with Hearts of Love Outreach Ministries of Newman, GA. Joan and Marshall Lee, their family and a few dedicated volunteers serve families and individuals in need in their community wit...
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Rotary hosting opportunity

Midwest Food Bank Florida recently had the pleasure of hosting the meetings of two local Rotary clubs. Sunset Rotary of Cape Coral and Sunset Rotary of Fort Myers met in our facility. The meetings started with a time of open networking. Supper followed, and then a presentation by MFB. The meeting concluded with a tour of our facility and a que...
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Volunteers make Gala a success

Thank you to the many volunteers who made the Midwest Food Bank Florida's 4th Annual Gala and Auction so special. Maxine Schneider led a great team of volunteers. Special mention also goes to Carol Siegel for her support in many details. The Crowne Plaza in Bell Tower was the location this year,  the first time it was held  offsite. ...
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Huge volunteer group spreads hope

At Midwest Food Bank Arizona, we are grateful for our ongoing partnership with Sun Valley Community Church members. In February, two campuses of SVCC each brought 100 volunteers to work at MFB. When combined with our 50 regular volunteers, 250 people worked together for two hours, repackaging cereal and assembling snack packs for Hope Fest. Hope Fe...
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Spreading the story

  In February, Midwest Food Bank Arizona participated in the Arizona Trucking Association golf tournament at the historic Wigwam golf resort in Litchfield Park. We spent the day on the first tee, greeting participants and telling them about our mission. With over 100 golfers from all areas of the trucking industry, our "Rejected Loads" program...
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Oasis for our drivers

​ We appreciate the many truck drivers that make their way through our facility. Whether they are volunteer drivers or professionals bringing in a donated load, we want them to know they are valued. In February, Midwest Food Bank Arizona debuted its drivers lounge. What was an unused office space with a beautiful shower (installed by the previous o...
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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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Board meeting focused on Head & Heart

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety." -Proverbs 13:14​​ Midwest Food Bank's National Board met for an annual strategy session in February. The gathering of the nine board members was a time to reflect on the MFB mission and faithfully look forward to the future. Humbled by the growth in the ...
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Couple serves in a big way

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Midwest Food Bank. They are the reason over 99¢ of every dollar donated gos to serve those in need. They are vital to the success of this organization.  We are so thankful to see committed volunteers step up to the plate at our  newest location, MFB Texas.  Kathy and her husband, Don, are a g...
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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? ...
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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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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 5 th  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 partne...
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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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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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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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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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