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Morton Update! 07.15.2012

Thanks for partnering with Midwest Food Bank! The Morton Division is now halfway towards it's initial goal! Thank you all for your generous hearts and partnership! New Building Tours - July 17th from 6:00-7:00pm Stop by the former Equipment Depot building to see the future location of Midwest Food Bank - Morton Division. You will be able to see wha...

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Morton Update 10.12.2012

Peoria/Morton Division Update! Hello from the Board of the Peoria/Morton Midwest Food Bank. Over the past two months, you have probably wondered what has been happening with the Morton property. This email will inform you of the progress! Property Closing Buying property is rarely simple or easy. In short, the building is in a condominium associati...

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Spring Newsletter 2013

"But the path of the just is like the shining sun that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day" - NKJV Proverbs 4:18 Spring Blessings abound at Peoria and Peoria/Morton Midwest Food Bank. Our neighbors in need are given hope through your desire to shine hope and love on their path. Today we are sharing with you one of our most brightest and perfe...

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Charity Navigator - Latest Ranking

Midwest Food Bank Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator has just scored Midwest Food Bank on their website. We scored a 69.89 out of a possible 70, putting us at the top of food banks in the U.S.! Thank you to all of the volunteers, donors, and board members who make the Midwest Food Bank possible! Check out the full report here: M...

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Morton Division Update!

Hello from MFB - Morton Division -- Packaging & Logistics Facility. Over the past several months, many volunteer hours have been spent on renovations of our new facility in Morton! Our 3 main goals are: Provide logistical support for MFB, Package bulk product/Tender Mercies, & provide volunteer opportunities. A big thanks to the community o...

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1st Shipment of Tender Mercies to Arkansas!

36,000 bags of Tender Mercies ready for our 1st shipment! They are headed to Arkansas Rice Depot to feed kids via a backpack program! Contact us to see how YOU can make a difference! 

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Morton Junior HS Help-A-Thon!

​A big thanks to all the students from Morton Junior High School that served at MFB Morton last week. They boxed up over 9,000 bags in less than 2 hours! #helpathon

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Washington, IL - Tornado Disaster Relief

72 cases of water and 2 pallets of food has been delivered to those affected today in Washington. Our prayers go out to all affected. 

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Tornado Update - Pekin & Washington, IL

Dear Midwest Food Bank Supporters and Volunteers, When disasters impact our world MFB is always asked if we are supporting the victims and their loved ones. Often we have to wait for instructions from national disaster coordinators before the trucks of relief can be put on the road. Sunday, November 17th a tornado hit our own state and communities!...

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Latest of what's happening at MFB!

A path to help Washington opened again today as we delivered food and other products to several churches supplying meals and food. The resolve of those who have suffered with damage is amazing! Our prayers are with all!  

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Update! - Washington, IL Relief Efforts

Many have been asking how you can help our disaster relief efforts. Let me first say that the outpouring of love within this community is both humbling and overwhelming, we are so proud to call Central Illinois our home! Listed below are 3 ways you can support your unknown neighbors through MFB Morton... 1) Product donations. We are looking specifi...

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Walk-In Wednesdays!

​On March 5th marked our first day of Walk-In Wednesdays! We are thankful for each and every volunteer that walks through our doors. Join us as we strive to bridge the gap between poverty and prosperity! About Walk-In Wednesdays 9:00-11:00 AM every Wednesday Projects will be laid out in our warehouse and ready to go! Individual volunteers are welco...

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New Employee!

We are very excited to announce the newest member of the Morton Team - welcome Fred Kaiser! Fred works full-time as our Director of Operations / Volunteer Coordinator. Please send him an email if you or a group are interested in serving at the Morton Facility! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Clay Shoot for Hunger 2014 Recap

Our 5th Annual Clay Shoot for Hunger in Mackinaw, IL on Saturday, June 28th was a huge success thanks to the Oak Ridge Sportman's Club, all the sponsors, volunteers and God for the great weather and conditions for the shooters. This increasingly popular event drew 148 shooters to aim and shoot 100 clays through a course designed for all levels of e...

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Tender Mercies load fulfilled for Backpack Program!

​July has been very busy so far and God's hand is showing through it all. We have another load scheduled for our friends in Arkansas. They operate a great organization that serves over 35,000 kids via a backpack program. On Monday, July 14th, we achieved a new record for the production of Tender Mercies (TM) in one day - 7,600 bags eclipsing the "o...

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Summer Newsletter 2014 - PDF

There is so much happening! Volunteers and donors at both Peoria and Morton Divisions are busy delivering relief and hope to those in need. Read all about the impact they are making locally and around the world. 2014 Summer Newsletter (PDF) 

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Golf Outing Recap + Pics!

Our 5th Annual Golf Outing in Peoria, IL on Tuesday, September 16th was a huge success thanks to WeaverRidge Golf Club, all the sponsors, volunteers and God for the great weather and conditions for the golfer. This increasingly popular event drew over 100 golfers through a very challenging course. A great buffet dinner and raffle followed. Check ou...

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Benefit Dinner & Auction Recap!

​What a great evening of celebration for the great blessings of MFB Peoria & Morton. The Morton warehouse looked fantastic and the Packaging Machine was the big hit to see! A huge thank you to the benefit committee, the volunteers that cleaned the warehouse, the caterer and her willing helpers, and the donors of the items auctioned. Most of all...

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MFB Peoria/Morton 2014 Winter 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! Read and enjoy our latest newsletter. If you wish to print the Winter newsletter click here.

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Shipment to Tacloban, Philippines

Shared & Edited from a post from our Indy Division In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devasted large portions of southeast Asia, in particular, the Philippines (where it is known as Typhoon Yolanda). Midwest Food Bank responded to the disaster back then and continues to support the rebuilding effort. Earlier this week, a shipping container from MFB arrive...

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