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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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Midwest Food Bank ships first loads for Hurricane Sandy Relief

 Midwest Food Bank has the first two loads leaving today to provide The Salvation Army with disaster boxes for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Each load contains about 800 disaster boxes (each serves a family of four for 4-5 days). Individuals wishing to help support our efforts can contribute by calling Midwest Food Bank at 309 663-5350, online u...

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Midwest Indy participates in Mayor Ballards 6th annual Pack the Pantries campaign

The Indianapolis division of the Midwest Food Bank is participating once again in Mayor Ballard's 6th annual pack the pantries campaign. Collections of cased non perishable items will be collected through December 15th, 2013. all donations collected will be distributed to local food pantries. For more information on where to donate go to www.indy.g...

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MFBIndy Partners with IASP

MFBIndy is excited to announce a new partnership with the Indiana Association of School Principles (www.iasp.org)! This fall we will be kicking off the first annual Share the Spirit campaign. Sixty-six schools will be participating in a canned food drive with a goal of collecting 2,000 lbs of peanut butter, jelly, canned soups and canned veggies fr...

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Job Opening: Volunteer Coordinator

Dear Friends of MFB, I trust you are rejoicing in the goodness and greatness of our God. We are currently looking for a person to join our MFB Team as the Volunteer Coordinator/Administrative Assistant. This is a full time position and the person must have great people skills, a servant's heart and a sense of calling to this important ministry. Thi...

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MFB Tops Charity Navigator Charts

Charity Navigator again named us to two top ten lists in America. We are pleased that we can operate very efficiently with great results as we serve those in need. Charity Navigator is an organization that rates non-profits based on financial health, administrative expenses as well as transparency and accountability. The Midwest Food Bank received ...

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New Power Jacks!

Today MFBIndy received a delivery of two brand new Toyota Electric Power Jacks! These make the work our volunteers do around the warehouse infinitely easier than the manual pallet jacks when trying to move a ton of water. ProLift (a Toyota Company) offered these below cost and Dow AgroSciences gave us a grant to pay nearly 3/4 of the cost. The than...

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Summer 2014 Newsletter

​ Checkout our latest newsletter! Click here to download.

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Lilly Global Day of Service

 "Every October, nearly 24,000 Lilly employees spend a day out of the office, volunteering in communities around the world. Building on our strong heritage to make life better, our Global Day of Service is a single, coordinated effort to improve the communities where we live and work."* This year MFBIndy was blessed with about 25 volunteers fr...

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