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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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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 t...

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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 ongoin...

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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: Thank you!  

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Monsoon Disaster Relief

During the evening on August 2, a powerful monsoon storm swept through the Phoenix area. The hardest hit area was just southwest of Phoenix in Rainbow Valley. Fierce winds and rain destroyed at least 15 homes and damaged many others. When the news hit, Midwest Food Bank immediately reached out to the on-site support team with the American Red Cross...

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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-craftedmeal in one of our city's most iconic settings—but the true purpose ofthe ...

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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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Huge effort to bless local families

Andretti Autosport partners Butterball and DHL teamed up with 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and his team to give back to the Indianapolis community by donating to agencies served by Midwest Food Bank Indiana. On November 14, 2017, Butterball, the producer of 20 percent of the nation's turkeys, and Andretti Autosport, the back-to-bac...

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Million Meal Marathon

The 7th Annual Million Meal Marathon was held on October 10, 2017. Thousands of happy volunteers filled the Lucas Oil Stadium to pack food. Local businesses, firefighters, police officers, Colts players and cheerleaders worked side-by side with Students, families, friends and neighbors. All had the same mission: feed hungry Hoosiers. Midwest Food B...

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"God is making it grow"

 "I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow." I Corinthians 3:6 Midwest Food Bank is watching the LORD grant increase to the generosity of others. Kaleo, a local non-profit, partners with ministries in the Indianapolis area. MFB Indiana was the recent recipient of a grant from Kaleo, to spruce up our kitchen and o...

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Pressed down and shaken together

"Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over ..." -Luke 6:38 Since the beginning of Midwest Food Bank Indiana, vast storehouses of food have been donated and subsequently given away. But as the saying goes, "You can't outgive the LORD." Food donations have increased at an amazing pace. In 2017, ...

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Kind Harvest Sponsorship

Hello friend of the Food Bank! I hope this message find you well! This year we are hosting a signature fundraising event here in Indianapolis called "Kind Harvest: An Open Air Meal". It will be a meal with our 500 good friends, seated at tables around the circle in downtown Indianapolis. We plan on having this event annually. Our hope is to raise o...

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Making a BIG Impact

Midwest Food Bank was named as a recipient of the Johnson County Community Foundation BIGs Grant. The $25,000 grant will be used to support the MFB's Promise for Protein Program for 2018/2019. The Promise for Protein is a grant-funded program that allows MFB to purchase ground pork for ninety-nine cents a pound. It started in 2010 is a collaborativ...

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Milestone first shipment made

Since the introduction of the new Haiti division late last year, there have been many requests from U.S. sponsored organizations operating in Haiti for food to assist their various ministries in Haiti. In early January, MFB Morton division's hand and automated Tender Mercies packing moved into high gear, packaging nearly 22 tons of Tender Mercies (...

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Helping the drought-stricken

Kenya and the surrounding region is experiencing hunger brought on by prolonged drought. More than 2.5 million people are facing crisis levels of food insecurity. People are reducing the amount of food they eat, with many families eating only one meal per day. Midwest Food bank East Africa has been blessed to have the support of Ridgeways Baptist C...

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The older helping the younger

On December 5, 2017, Kapu Africa board member Denny Mott and his wife, Beth, visited a home for the elderly in Nairobi's Pangani slum area. An Austrian nun started the home years ago, and it now houses 74 people. The Motts were shown the clean rooms each resident shares with another. They also were shown the kitchen and outdoor general sitting area...

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Hearts for helping

How does an orphanage get its start? What is the spark that sets in motion a ministry so big? For the Reverend julius Mbaya and his wife, Tabitha, the answer is easy: there was a need. Several years ago Julius retired from his church ministry and another pastor took his place. After some time the new pastor said the church couldn't continue feeding...

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Christine and Godwin: Serving with love

Since the founding of Kapu Africa, Midwest Food Bank's East Africa division, Christine Mutsoli has been an amazing help. Christine, Kapu Africa's Executive Director, was educated in the USA. She has a Master's Degree in Microbiology from the University of Texas, and worked in the US for several years. In all of this, God was preparing her to be the...

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