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Volunteer 'unschedules' at MFB Morton

In his own words, MFB Morton volunteer Steve Nichols isn't retired. He's "unscheduled." He also has always been good at fixing things. Over the past 40 years, Steve has owned three businesses utilizing that skill. His work included woodworking and handyman services. Steve's ability to fix things helped him in technical writing and consulting. He sh...

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Arizona Congressman Biggs visited MFB

When people visit Midwest Food Bank for the first time they often are surprised by the amount of food MFB gathers and then gives to nonprofits.That was the case for Congressman Andy Biggs when he visited MFB Arizona. "Throughout his visit Congressman Biggs was exposed to the tremendous volume of food given out every month," says Q Nielsen, Operatio...

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MFB Arizona volunteer has 'zest for life'

Family and helping others by volunteering are a couple of life highlights for Amy Hahn. She left a job in the corporate world to raise her children, and once they were both in school, she looked for ways to volunteer.Amy found her way to Midwest Food Bank Arizona, and for the past couple of years, she has been volunteering as a bookkeeper. She has ...

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Grant applied to safety at MFB Morton

Safety in and around Midwest Food Bank is a priority, and MFB Morton is thankful for a grant that helped fund that priority. This year MFB Morton received $3,000 to be used for security cameras to be installed at the warehouse."Providing a safe environment is one of the ways MFB demonstrates our regard for everyone," says Lisa Martin, Executive Dir...

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MFB Morton celebrates 10 years of service

Hindsight is 20/20, and as Midwest Food Bank Morton celebrates its 10th anniversary, we can now see how God was putting things in place over the last decade.The story starts much earlier. MFB was established in 2003 in Bloomington, Illinois, and just a couple of years later, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. Everyone across the United States of...

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Harvest of Blessings dinner a success

If seeing is believing, then hearing can translate into understanding. That's what happened this fall when Midwest Food Bank Georgia hosted its Harvest of Blessings fundraising dinner at the MFB warehouse in Peachtree City. Guests entered through the warehouse and could see the work of MFB and how their support helps those in need. Then, guest...

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MFB Peoria gives food and encouragement

A series of events in 2019 and the following year led Roberta White to the Cuba Food Pantry. Her husband lost his job, a death in the family, and her cancer diagnosis."The whole year was about medical, and it took a lot of gas to go to appointments and radiation daily for a month," says Roberta.Her family's food assistance from the food pantry at t...

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MFB Peoria partners with Moms Who Care

Students at Limestone High School in Bartonville have a group of Moms they can count on. Those women are a group called Moms Who Care, and they make sure students have access to basic needs, including healthy snacks. That's where Midwest Food Bank Peoria comes into the picture. Moms Who Care is one of the many nonprofits that receive food, without ...

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New MFB Arizona employee fulfilling a fellowship

The transition from working life to retirement is a big life event. When that time was approaching for Jack Cone he decided to take advantage of a program offered by his employer. Jack worked for 35 years for Intel Corporation with an emphasis in lithography and a specialty in optics. He decided to take advantage of a Fellowship Program offered by ...

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MFB Haiti continues to serve a troubled population

MFB Haiti is seeing increased need every day. We are thankful for the Lord's provision as we work against overwhelming odds to help the hungry. Here is a look at what we are doing.Please pray for Haiti as it endures a dire political, security, economic, and humanitarian crisis, spiraling deeper into mayhem each week. As gangs now control much of th...

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A month of supporting Kapu Africa's nonprofit partners

At Kapu Africa, we often have a front-row seat to see our food placed in the hands of those who need it. Here is a look at some of the highlights of last month.  August 25 Because Kapu Africa (Midwest Food Bank East Africa) and Brookside Dairy have a partnership, over 600 children get nutritious yogurt at school. Recently, ...

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New England board member brings kind-hearted passion

"In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words Lord Jesus himself said: It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20-35  When Midwest Food Bank New England hosted a ribbon cutting to announce its opening Millie Texidor-Maffucci was there. She toured the facility and left w...

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Nussbaum Trucking Academy's unique partnership with MFB

Nussbaum Trucking saw a need and provided a solution. The need - the CDL driving course at Heartland College had grown beyond the college's ability to manage. The solution - the Nussbaum Trucking Academy at Heartland Community College in Normal. The Academy started in the fall of 2021, and so far, 58 students have completed training and education t...

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Meet a Midwest Food Bank food recipient

Many wonderful people make things happen at Midwest Food Bank. Passionate volunteers, generous financial and food donors, and dedicated staff all play a part in bringing the MFB mission to life. Then there are the other wonderful people, those who receive the food.  Meet Priscilla. She is a student who receives supplemental...

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MFB Georgia celebrates volunteers at Morristown, TN

Satellite or remote distributions allow Midwest Food Bank to reach more people without the cost of a physical location. MFB delivers food to a place some distance away from its warehouse and gives it to nonprofit agencies in that area. MFB Georgia recently celebrated five years of distributing food from Morristown, TN. It was a bittersweet tim...

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Sibling volunteers bless MFB Georgia

Taking courses online allows some flexibility in one's day. How do homeschoolers Anna and Josh Nuemaier use that flexibility? By volunteering. About a year ago, Anna and Josh began coming to volunteer at MFB Georgia. They had been looking for volunteer opportunities and MFB came highly recommended. After coming a few times, they became regulars. "J...

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Wholesale company donates food to MFB New England

Food surplus can end up as waste unless someone takes action. Gary Guminiak took action.  Gary is a senior industrial engineer for Ahold Delhaize USA, a multinational retail and wholesaling company with brands that serve millions of customers in the US, Europe, and Indonesia. Ahold Delhaize's companies in the US include established and well-kn...

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New MFB Florida advisory board member

As Midwest Food Bank Florida continues to grow and look to the future, advisory board members play an essential role in helping us get there.Jeanne Richmond's experience matches MFB's vision of broadening impact in Florida. She is the chairperson and principal for e2Companies, a provider of energy solutions. Jeanne recently joined the advisory boar...

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New Volunteer Manager at Peoria MFB

When it comes to conversation, Dominica Rogers can span topics from geological forces to counted cross-stitch.That gift makes her a perfect fit for her Community Relations and Volunteer Manager position at Midwest Food Bank Peoria. She joined the staff in August."Dominica brings much community and volunteer relations experience, and she is looking ...

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MFB Morton volunteer fills a specific need

God provides before we even know it's needed. That happens all the time at Midwest Food Bank. Nancy Bucher stopped at MFB Morton to see if there was a need for a volunteer bookkeeper. There wasn't an immediate need, but one soon arose. "I gave Nancy a call and she came and stepped right into the role," says Lisa Martin, executive director in Morton...

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