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Distribution in Morton…join us! Hunger is real. This is the reason MFB is constantly seeking to reach farther in extending grace and nutrition to more tables of need. We have received the call in Morton that food distribution help is needed! So many of our partner agencies travel every month great distances to pick up our product. Our division in B...

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TX & OK Disaster Relief

Midwest Food Bank (MFB) has been asked by The Salvation Army to assist in relief efforts for Texas & Oklahoma storm victims. A semi-load of food and hygiene supplies have been sent from our divisions (one each) in Bloomington, Peoria, and Indianapolis warehouses. All six Midwest Food Bank warehouses nationally are on standby to support the reli...

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2015 Summer Newsletter - Peoria/Morton

 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 Blessings! Read and enjoy our latest newsletter. If you wish to print the Summer newsletter click...

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Stop The Violence Project (STVP) - [updated]

MFB Peoria and Morton joined together with our partner agency, Stop The Violence Project (STVP), for their recent street festival in Peoria on August 8th. It was a big success with over 1,665 children and adults having a great time! Event included games and concessions, food, music and preaching, and lots of fun! We hope that we can make this a reg...

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Charity Navigator - 2014 Rating

We have some exciting news to share! Nonprofit evaluator Charity Navigator has awarded Midwest Food Bank our fourth consecutive four star rating! Charity Navigator bases its rating on nonprofits' financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. We now have the #1 rating among food banks nationally and are ranked in the top ten in...

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Out of the Box Giving

Partner with us and make an impact. We love to share the blessings here at MFB, and we are excited to share a way for you to make an impact through stuff! There are many ways you can give to Midwest Food Bank, you can give cash, and now you can donate stock, electronics, gift cards or other noncash assets. Thank you for all your help us bridge the ...

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12 eggs, 1 easy way to fight hunger

Midwest Food Bank is reaping the benefits of a newly expanding program. HATCH for Hunger is a partnership between Kroger Co., Rose Acre Farms and Elanco Animal Health to provide quality protein to undernourished people through the power of an egg. Originally started in 65 stores in central Indiana, HATCH recently expanded to 136 Kroger stores acros...

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Our volunteers, our best advocates

 Midwest Food Bank volunteers become our best advocates and the Ingham family of Washington is a great example of that. They were encouraged to volunteer at Midwest Food Bank by the Otte family - regular volunteer leaders at the Morton Division. "We needed to find something that our family could do together and enjoy while serving our communit...

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Disaster Relief for Texas

As a Salvation Army first responder, Midwest Food Bank is answering the call to send disaster relief food boxes to Texas. By the end of Hurricane Harvey, up to 100 inches of rain is possible. Already over 30,000 people are seeking temporary shelter. The extreme and widespread damage calls for long term relief efforts. Two semi loads of Family Food ...

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Midwest Food Bank Assists in Haiti Relief

Sisters Mission Outreach in Springfield has asked Midwest Food Bank to help with disaster relief efforts in Haiti. On January 15 first aid supplies, vitamins, water, and food supplies were transported to Coconut Creek, Florida. The items were then shipped to Haiti on a U.S. Naval vessel. That week a second truckload from Midwest Food Bank transport...

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Hunger Action Month - MFB & Jewel-Osco

 Jewel-Osco® and the Midwest Food Bank Team Up for 'Hunger Action Month' Campaign (Itasca, Ill.) Sept. 1, 2011 – JEWEL-OSCO, a leading Midwest food and pharmacy retailer, is partnering with multiple food banks, including the Midwest Food Bank, on a proactive food drive to support Hunger Action Month in September. The campaign, called "Give a L...

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Georgia Location Opens

The Board of Directors of Midwest Food Bank announced today the opening of a new division in Peachtree City, Georgia. With locations in Bloomington, Indianapolis and Peoria, Peachtree City is the fourth MFB facility. "This move has been under consideration for some time, but we only wanted to proceed when we had clear direction to do so," said MFB ...

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Midwest Food Bank rated best food bank in US for financial accountability

​WJBC The Voice of Central Illinois 6:58AM Sunday April 21, 2013 By Eric Stock GLEN ROCK, N.J. - Bloomington has one of the most financially accountable charities in the country. The New York-based non-profit Charity Navigator which ranks over 6,000 charities for financial accountability and transparancy pegs Midwest Food Bank as the top charity in...

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Midwest Food Bank Helps Victims of Tornado in Oklahoma

Midwest Food Bank has responded to a request from The Salvation Army and is sending family food boxes to victims of the tornado in Oklahoma. A family food box contains food and personal care products for a family of four for four or five days. The first two loads of boxes were delivered Thursday morning with additional loads expected to leave next ...

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Disaster Relief for Texas

 As a Salvation Army first responder, Midwest Food Bank is answering the call to send disaster relief food boxes to Texas. By the end of Hurricane Harvey, up to 100 inches of rain is possible. Already over 30,000 people are seeking temporary shelter. The extreme and widespread damage calls for long term relief efforts. Two semi loads of Family...

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Thanksgiving Relief for Hungry Families

MFB is pleased to report that the special distribution on Tuesday, November 22nd was a great success! Feed the Children teamed up with us to create a great event, and many Hoosier families were able to have food security over the holiday weekend thanks to the many thousands of pounds of food given away. Below is a link to Fox 59, who covered the ev...

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Indy Mayor Heads "Caravan of Care"

On 16 Dec 2011, Mayor Greg Ballard headed up a "Caravan of Care", delivering over 12,000 pounds of food and over $7,500 in donations to the Midwest Food Bank Indianapolis Division. Part of the mayor's Pack the Pantries Campaign, the caravan started downtown at the Indianapolis City/County building and drove with police escort several trucks loaded ...

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MFB Indy Sends Disaster Relief to Southern IN

As violent storms in early March have damaged many areas in Southern Indiana, MFB Indy has been part of the effort to provide food and other disaster relief to those who lost their homes, friends, and family in this tragedy. WISH TV, Channel 8, was able to help spotlight this effort recently. Below is a link to the article on their site, and the vi...

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MFB Indy Sending Disaster Relief to Baton Rouge

​Press Release: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 The Midwest Food Bank in cooperation with the Salvation Army will assist in disaster relief in Baton Rouge Louisiana. Initially four semi loads of disaster relief and personal care items will be sent to help in the hurricane Isaac relief efforts. The Midwest Food Bank is a faith based not for profit with ...

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MFB Indy Fall 2012 Newsletter Available!

Our new Fall Newsletter is out and available! It's packed with lots of great information about MFBIndy's impact in 2012, latest statistics, spotlights on our partner agencies, and more. As a special feature, it includes coverage of the recent efforts to provide disaster to relief to victims of the violent storms in southern Indiana. >> Click ...

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