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Clay Shoot for Hunger 2015

 We have so much to be thankful for during this year's Clay Shoot: 1.Thank you God! - He cleared the clouds and put the rain on hold. His timing is always good. This alone brighted everyone's mood! 2.Thank you Shooters! - We had a record of 203 shooters, put together into 42 teams. Light-hearted kidding and smiles abounded from our youngest te...

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Disaster Relief to flood victims in South Carolina

We received a call Friday mid-morning from The Salvation Army Disaster Relief requesting disaster relief family boxes be delivered to Columbia, South Carolina over the weekend. The water has receded enough in the Columbia, SC area for disaster relief organizations like the Salvation Army to begin clean up efforts and support to the victims of flood...

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Happy Hands at Work!

We have so much to be thankful for as the doors of 2015 closed, and then opened again for 2016! The best story for 2016, is to walk in the warehouse and see a local "Life Skills" class working hard, smiling, talking, and packaging products for distribution. There are no barriers to MFB volunteers, as all are needed and valued for their contribution...

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MFB Working on the Railroad........

I've been working on the Railroad, all the live long day.................. If you're old enough to remember this old folk song about working on the Railroad and Dinah in the kitchen we hope you are taping your foot to the tune. If you're too young to know this song, then Google the children's version and enjoy the story that follows. Midwest Food B...

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Peoria MFB Provides for Texas Tornado Disaster Area

Peoria-based Midwest Food Bank is assisting people whose homes have been damaged because of recent tornadoes in Texas. Midwest Food Bank has been asked by The Salvation Army to provide bottled drinks and family food boxes for people affected by the tornadoes. The first semitrailer load of 800 boxes will leave the Peoria warehouse Saturday, January ...

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Spring Newsletter

​Each day is full of joyful and exciting moments at Midwest Food Bank and we love to share them. The stories and praise reports are because of you all giving of your time and talents. Each one of you is essential for Midwest Food Bank to Share the Blessing!MFB Read - Enjoy - Share! Want to recieve the next issue? Sign up We are so thankful for all ...

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God Answers Quickly

A quiet Friday afternoon after a very busy distribution week is interrupted by a phone call from our Disaster Relief Director, Mike Hoffman, for another semi-load of Salvation Army boxes needed for the storm-soaked South to be trucked out on Tuesday morning. We just emptied our shelves of the disaster relief boxes on Monday and trucked them to Flor...

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The Salvation Army and Midwest Food Bank Partner to Serve Hurricane Survivors

The Salvation Army and Midwest Food Bank, a longtime disaster partner, are working together to add emergency supplies to the growing relief operations supporting those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Midwest Food Bank will be collecting items to sort into food boxes and hygiene kits. These supplies will be delivered to disaster sites by Midwest Food ...

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Midwest Food Bank is expanding relief efforts to include victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Agape Flights, a nonprofit organization based in Venice, Florida will airlift six pallets of Tender Mercies™, the equivalent to nearly 32,000 meals, along with other essential supplies to Puerto Rico on Monday, September 25. Once in Puerto Rico, Love...

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Peoria Midwest Food Bank Growing Forward with Capital Campaign

​Peoria Midwest Food Bank is eagerly anticipating how the Lord will help us grow to serve more of neighbors and reach further into surrounding areas of need. Our passion is to love, give hope and food to those in need. Each day we are grateful for our kind volunteers that come alongside our passion and give of their valuable time and talents. Each ...

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The perfect anniversary date

Mahesh and Monica were married in Secunderbad, India, on November 15, 2007, and eventually located in Peoria, IL. Thinking of a way to celebrate their 10 anniversay, the couple thought about traveling to Greece. Monica's mother has some health issues, and so they decided to stay near home. Having volunteered at Midwest Food Bank through his work at...

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Serving MFB Together

Midwest Food Bank has fantastic volunteers, please read about a couple, Mike and Patty Cotta and how they serve those in need. Both of us just entered retirement (Mike, USDA Ag Lab; Patty, Parsec Enterprises). We had friends who volunteered at Midwest Food Bank. We decided it would be a good opportunity to serve so we inquired about the possibility...

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Kayla's Cupboard Food Pantry

​Midwest Food Bank is honored to support Kayla's Cupboard since February 2015. Serving and feeding people in need is not new for Harmony Bible Church, who has a food pantry in Danville, IA for many years and desired to reach more people but their location 5 miles outside of Danville and 12 miles from Burlington, made it unreachable by many in need....

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Agencies Together

Reflecting on Community Partnerships Peoria Midwest Food Bank could not distribute donated food to the many people in need in our communities without the 310 partnering agencies we served in 2017. United in the efforts to alleviate hunger these; large-scaled feeding programs, small-town food pantries, or homeless shelters across 40 counties in Illi...

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Offering Food and the Gospel

Youth For Christ is a well-known local and international ministry and has been partnering with Midwest Food Bank for years. Recently Youth For Christ International Directors, Eli Beltran and Jose Gutierrez picked up food and Tender Mercies meals to deliver to Juarez, Mexico, a city desperate for food and support. YFC Mexico works with local churche...

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Sibling Rivalry to Give

​In 2016, Amanda inspired her 3 children, Alexandra, Colin and Ian, to forgo gifts and collect cans of food at their birthday celebrations. Soon after each birthday, the family loads up their donations and head to Midwest Food Bank – Peoria. (more to the story) There is a sweet sibling rivalry about whether their donation would be greater than thei...

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Lynch Serves Breakfast

​Lynch Aluminum Mfg. Co. is not just a neighbor in the warehouse district of North Peoria but serving friends to Midwest Food Bank – Peoria. In January 2016, we sent out a plea for trucking help and Lynch Aluminum graciously provided volunteer drivers and trailers. (Read newsletter article here) Since then, their owners and employees have worked si...

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A Walk to Serve

​Students from Dunlap CUSD #323 Wilder-Waite Elementary arrived to participate in Project Impact. They do various activities and fundraisers to support different groups and organizations. This month they chose to walk 1 mile to Midwest Food Bank-Peoria to learn what we do, label cans, taste our delicious Tender Mercies meal and then walk back to sc...

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Trivia Night 2018

The Young Leaders of Midwest Food Bank - Peoria organized the 2nd annual Trivia Night held in the warehouse. A packed house enjoyed team Trivia, prizes, games and a delicious spread of food. The questions were challenging but the teams were winning and cheering each other on. The Young Leaders consists of 8 professionals that have a heart to serve ...

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New home discovered - PJS Article

STEVE STEIN/JOURNAL STAR | Midwest Food Bank wants to open a new location in this building in Morton after Equipment Depot moves out. There's 18,000 square feet of warehouse space and 3,000 square feet of office space. By Steve Stein Updated Jul. 9, 2012 @ 8:02 am MORTON Midwest Food Bank has its sights set on a soon-to-be-vacant building on the we...

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