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A Beautiful Day for a Ride

 Illinois weather. If it's not what you want, stick around. It'll change soon. So it happened on Saturday, June 9, the day of the Food Bank Flyer, a bike ride to benefit Midwest Food Bank. The morning was beautiful for a bike ride, cool with no breeze. Suddenly, storm clouds appeared and a much-needed heavy rainfall began. It was much-needed, ...

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Golfers Tee Up to Raise Funds

Friday, June 15, 2018, greeted us with radiant sunshine for the third annual Midwest Food Bank Golf Outing. Though it was a hot day, the LORD blessed us with a breeze, sunscreen, and many smiles - a great reminder of how fortunate we are. Golfers began registering at 11 am and received a delicious lunch provided by Chick-Fil-A. After we prayed over...

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Feed the 5,000 - new event

 Midwest Food Bank Morton hosted the first ever "Feed the 5,000" event in November 2017. Three Morton churches, Bethel Lutheran, Blessed Sacrament and Grace Church, participated by sponsoring the cost of a pallet of Tender Mercies. Volunteers from each church worked together to pack their pallet, too. A pallet of Tender Mercies feeds 5,280 peo...

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Tender Mercies off and running

​The Morton location started 2018 by packing and preparing a container of Tender Mercies is be shipped to Haiti. This was in cooperation with MFB's newly established Haiti Division. A total of 59,400 packets left the Morton warehouse in mid-January with a final destination of Haiti. Volunteers on the Tender Mercies machine worked diligently to fill...

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28,000 meals in one morning

 225 volunteers, 2.5 hours, 7,000 meal packets! That is what Midwest Food Bank, Resonate Church, and many volunteers accomplished on March 3. The math is even more powerful when you consider that each packet feeds four people - that's 28,000 meals. The Morton location of MFB is working with groups in central Illinois to organize and host event...

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Higher learning, higher calling

" ...by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' " - Acts 20:35 It's a blessing to us at MFB to see so many people concerned about those in need. Elementary school children learn the value of thinking of others. High shool and college-age men ...

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Expanding Tender Mercies...Literally

The staff and volunteers at the Midwest Food Bank Morton have been prototyping larger bags of the Tender Mercies meal packet – rice, pre-cooked pinto beans, soy protein and chicken flavored seasoning. These larger bags are especially helpful for food pantries that serve meals to large numbers of people. MFB Haiti also has an interest in creating la...

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Tea Time!

We had a delicious treat! Peoria Seva Mandal shared their homemade Chai tea with us after their volunteer time. They have faithfully served MFB for years and a true friendship has been created. We look forward to their smiles and willing hearts on Thursdays. 

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Birthday Blessings!

Samyuktha had heard about others asking for donations for Midwest Food Bank in lieu of birthday presents. She decided that she wanted to share in the joy of giving to others for her 6th Birthday!! Today, she and her parents brought in 162 pounds of food from her recent birthday party with friends to give to those in need! Happy Birthday Samyuktha!!...

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Clay Shoot for Hunger

June 9th started ominously, but the skies cleared just in time for our 9th Annual Clay Shoot for Hunger fundraiser. Nearly 200 shooters in teams of 4-5 took their best aim to reduce hunger in our communities. All of the profits went to the Peoria and Morton Midwest Food Bank locations. The Oak Ridge Sportsman's Club in Mackinaw, IL was the perfect ...

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Growth Campaign Update

​In 2017, Midwest Food Bank in Peoria kicked off a growth campaign with the sole purpose of improving and increasing our distribution of food and community engagement through volunteer projects. Since then, we have been blessed to receive donations and pledges totaling $530k, over halfway to our revised goal of $930k. Thank you for your support of ...

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Collingsworth Family Concert

What a night! Praising the Lord with the Collingsworth Family is so special to MFB every year. Thanks for all that raised the roof at Bethany Baptist Church in Edwards, IL for this sold-out fundraising concert. We look forward to hosting the Collingsworth Family again next June.   View Video from the event

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A Helping Hand

  "Recently we had a family where the father lost his job and did not qualify for food stamps, because of unemployment! He came in for the first time and was so blessed to receive: detergent, food, bread, and even birthday cake for his 6 yr old daughter. It put a smile on his day and lots of tears from his eyes. Thank you again, MFB rocks."

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Harvest for the Holidays blesses Midwest Food Bank

 Harvest for the Holidays Megan Grebner had a great idea and went about to achieve it. The campaign is partnered with The Illinois Farmer's' Bureau, News Radio 1470 and Classic Country Radio 1290. The Beginning: The Midwest Food Bank launched its "harvest for the holidays" campaign November 5, 2010, a way for area farmers to donate a part of t...

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Happy New Year - January Distribution

January Distribution 2014 was a huge success despite the bitter cold and a slick beginning to Tuesday morning. Over 200 volunteers came during the 4 days to help share the blessings and 202 partner agencies were here to collect the food and supplies that were given freely. The Dream Center Peoria has been a pantry partner for a long time and they a...

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Tazewell County Relief Effort

As you know, Midwest Food Bank distributes food to over 200 agencies every month. During that week, our warehouse fills with volunteers willing to share their time and energy to benefit others in need. They help us load trucks, trailers and cars with food! When the November 17th tornado hit, MFB responded quickly supporting the need. As additional ...

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18 Holes of Goodness!

The temperature was HOT but generosity and fellowship abound at this year's Golf Outing to benefit the Peoria and Morton Divisions of Midwest Food Bank. Thank you to all the volunteers who worked tirelessly to coordinate this event, sponsors who generously gave to offset expenses and provide raffle/door prizes, Weaver Ridge Golf Course for a beauti...

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Our Giving Record

We've hit a new record! October was a fruitful month of giving allowing us to distribute more than 36,000 cases of foods to our partnering agencies. We are so thankful that in November over 37,000 cases have been distributed. Our generous and committed volunteers moved, packaged, and loaded up these cases for our partneriring agencies to distribute...

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4 Star Rating

Here at the 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 ...

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Bird's Eye View of Distribution

Midwest Food Bank will be working on a new video this year and the company we selected did a short film on a Peoria Distribution! Each month MFB nationally distributes over 200,000 cases of free food donations. That is over 100 semi-truck loads that God has provided for so many needs. In Peoria over 243 agencies receive these products every month. ...

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