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Kapu Africa Farm Project

Kapu Africa Farm Project Earlier this year we became aware of an opportunity to acquire a long-term lease on a large tract of land. The Kenyan government has an initiative called Food Security 2030…essentially focused on eliminating the need for food imports into Kenya by the year 2030. Kenya has massive food production shortfalls, the worst being ...

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October 2015 Newsletter

Dear Family, Friends and Faithful Supporters, Thank you all so very much for your prayers, kind words, and financial support. With help from each of you the lives of thousands of Nairobi's poorest children are a little brighter. You'll notice a new look to our newsletter. Our projects are simply getting too big to report in detail in a single, mean...

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New expansion ribbon cutting

Two loading docks and an additional 8,000 sq. ft. were added to Midwest Food Bank Georgia's 34,000 sq. ft. distribution center. With the work completed, we held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their expansion on Friday, March 31, at 8:30 am. Over 100 people attended the event, including Peachtree City Mayor, Vanessa Fleisch, Fayetteville Mayor, Ed Jo...

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Wow. Amazing volunteers!

We asked for support and our community responded. We had over 450 volunteers join us this morning to help sort and repackage disaster relief supplies. WOW, just WOW. Thanks to the work some AWESOME volunteers this morning, our truck is loaded and ready to depart Monday morning. We are blessed to live in a community that cares. Much more will be nee...

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Our volunteers continue to amaze us

January was a big month for Midwest Food Bank Georgia. It was our single biggest distribution month ever. We gave away 59,187 cases of food. We are currently serving 309 not-for-profit agencies from 46 counties in 5 states. None of this would be possible without our generous donors. Food and funds provide meals for the many in need who we serve. Th...

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Agency Round-Table

​We held our semi-annual agency round table on Tuesday, January 30. This is an opportunity for MFB to provide updates on our operation and plans for the future. This was also a chance for idea sharing between us and the agencies and for the agencies with each other. Midwest Food Bank Georgia held a special distribution for the 67 partner agencies w...

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Blessing the children

Having a good school system doesn't mean everything is perfect. Here in Fayette County are some of the highest rated schools in the state and nation. Still, some of the children are hungry. What can a teacher do for a student who can't concentrate because of hunger? Some decided to use their own personal funds to provide food. That is dedication. M...

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Welcome to a New Operations Manager

Midwest Food Bank Florida is blessed to add Josh Roark to our team. His education, experience and gifts are a welcome addition. Josh is currently working on his Bachelor Degree in Operations Management and Supply Chain Management. He will be getting our inventory up to corporate standards, making procurement decisions and manage product flow. Josh ...

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Blessings shared

It was a beautiful and warm late afternoon in Ft Myers when guests began to arrive for the 3rd Annual MFB Florida "Sharing the Blessings" gala dinner and auction. Appetizers were ready to enjoy while perusing the many items on the auction. While dining on a delicious braised rib dinner catered by Jamie and Jacob Catering, guests enjoyed music by Ca...

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Expanding our serve

Midwest Food Bank Florida has been experiencing some exciting growth. We've made some changes recently to adjust to the volume of food we receive and the number of agencies we serve. In March, we changed our distribution model to every Tuesday. Prior to this, distribution was only two days per month. This wouldn't be possible without a growing base...

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Mobile Blessings

Midwest Food Bank Florida began hosting mobile food pantries in Lehigh Acres and Immokalee in June. Volunteers Al Chilsom and Deb Dahlke, part of the Servants of Christ Outreach, conduct the pantries. They schedule the pantries and staff them with volunteers. MFB sends a truck laden with food to the mobile pantry location. As a refrigerated truck, ...

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Partnership With United Way

​Midwest Food Bank Florida was officially introduced as a United Way partner in June. We are very excited about this partnership, as it will allow us to better serve those in our community. Most people know that United Way puts their partners through a thorough vetting process. Local UW volunteers examine the books of each partner. They also visit ...

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New distribution location

Beginning Saturday, March 3, MFB Arizona agencies have another option for distribution: Tucson. Already 18 agencies are taking advantage of this alternate pick-up location. Like our regular distribution, agencies will place their order using the online menu system. Order will be packaged at our Gilbert location and sent to Tucson ready for pick up....

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How Else Can They Learn?

One generation shall praise thy works to another -Psalm 145:4 It's a wonderful thing to see the joy of giving come alive in the eyes of children. We are blessed to be able to provide that learning experience at Midwest Food Bank. Many tasks in a warehouse setting are unsuitable for youngsters. Forklifts aren't usually driven by children. But there ...

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Glorious Saturdays

Want to give back to the community but find it hard to schedule that time in this fast-paced world? Then Midwest Food Bank's Glorious Saturdays are just what you need. Every Saturday, MFB offers volunteer opportunities for all ages and abilities. Walk-in with no appointment anytime from 9 a.m. to noon. We'll have something you can do to help others...

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Welcome Patrick to the Team

In June, Midwest Food Bank welcomed Patrick Hodgkinsas the new Executive Director of the Arizona location. His background includes operations management rolesfor a variety of industries and in pastoral and Christian camping roles. Most recently, Patrick was the regional manager of Feed My Starving Children. While there, he increased their internati...

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Unexpected Blessings

So often it is the unexpected that is the greatest blessing. On June 28, Midwest Food Bank Arizona held its first off-site packing activity at the Desert Financial corporate offices in Tempe, AZ. Just 2 ½ weeks earlier a representative of Desert Financial was passing by MFB in Arizona and stopped in to see if we could fill the event gap left by ano...

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Coweta, Fayette aid tornado victims

TheCitizen.com Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 4:04pm Submitted by Ben Nelms Peachtree City food bank sends water to Oklahoma storm victims The Georgia Division of Midwest Food Bank located in Peachtree City is helping the tornado victims in Oklahoma by sending bottled water. Within two days of the tornado, Bracken Stubbs, Midwest Food Bank truck driver, pi...

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Charity Navigator 4 Star Rating!

Here at MFB, we unabashedly pray for God's guidance and provision to feed those in need. Our ability to meet this goal of service is only possible through all the dedicated volunteers and donors that trickle and sometimes pour through our doors on a weekly basis. It is because of our talented staff, these volunteers and donors that have earned Midw...

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Shopping at Amazon can benefit MFB

Amazon Smile is a program that directs 0.5% of the price of your purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. It's the same Amazon - same prices, same service. You are simply telling Amazon where you would like their chartable donations to go. When you sign up, you will be asked which charity you would like Amazon to support. In the sea...

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