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What the Lord has done

"This is the Lord's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes." - Psalm 118:23 In 2003, David Kieser and his family stepped out in faith to start Midwest Food Bank out of their family farm in Mclean County, Illinois. Food donations are gathered and freely distributed to agencies to give away. In the last 14 years, MFB has grown into 8 different loca...

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Why we do what we do

People in difficult life circumstances often feel as though no one is on their side. The thought, "Who cares?" must run through their minds. At Midwest Food Bank, we want to respond with a reassuring, "We do!" We care, and that's why we do what we do. How many people appreciate what foster families really do for kids? We do, and that's why we suppo...

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First Distribution!

 First official distribution at the Ft. Myers division of Midwest Food Bank on Tuesday. 11 agencies picked up almost 1600 cases of food to help those in need. Thanks to all the great volunteers for a great day!

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Harvest Recovery House in Action

John and Sarah Huffman who lead the Harvest Recovery House Ministry, a 501 ( c ) 3 organization are taking it to the streets. The Harvest Recovery House is a ministry that goes outside the walls of the church and meets those most in need. John and Sarah take teams of people to minister through love, compassion, food and prayer to the communities of...

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Camp Fire Youth Kick Off Week of Serving Non-Profits Statewide

Camp Fire knows that the youth of today want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the experience everyone needs to discover who they are - find their spark - and become a leader now. Camp Fire provides young people opportunities to contribute to their community through meaningful service and leadership experiences. Midwest Food Bank and Camp Fire...

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1st AnnuaL Gala and live Auction Event Midwest Food Bank

4 Edison Ford Estate Tours 4 Audio Tours of Edison Ford Estate & Guide Book Anonymous 2 x $25 Gift Certificates 2 x $25 Reese's Restaurant Gift Certificates Reese's Restaurant 3 Day 2 Night Stay 3 Day 2 Night Stay at Tween Water's Inn Tween Waters Inn 3 Gift Certificates 3 Gift Certificates for Breakfast for Two & Coffee or Tea Marti's Fami...

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Homeless Veteran Standdown at City of Palms Park

Ft. Myers, Fl- Midwest Food Bank - Florida partnered this year with the Lee County Homeless Veteran Standdown that took place at the City of Palms Park Saturday, January 23rd. David Kieser (founder) and Paul Csotty (Dir. Community Relations) with several volunteers helping, provided blankets, M.R.E.'s (Military Ready to Eat), fruit, paper products ...

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Midwest Food Bank Responds to Flooding Disaster in the South

Fort Myers, Fl- The Illinois and Indiana Divisions of the Midwest Food Bank have responded to the disastrous flood conditions in Texas and Louisiana. Midwest Food Bank is a first hope responder with The Salvation Army to provide food and essentials during disasters. A call came in to Mike Hoffman, Director of Operations with Midwest Food Bank, that...

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Auction item list, so far

Fort Myers Midwest Food Bank Gala and Auction January 14, 2017 Appetizers and Auction Preview - 4:30 pm Dinner and Auction - 5:30 pm Tickets are $50 each or $400 for a table of 8 Call Midwest Food Bank Florida 239.690-1722 Auction Items 1. Ark Encounter Package - Williamstown, Kentucky 2 Day pass for 4, plus $100 VISA card 2. Basket - Home Spa 3. B...

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New volunteer group now a regular

At a missions event at her church, Karen Linklater heard about the volunteer opportunities we have at Midwest Food Bank Florida. The stories she heard sparked a passion in her. Karen is now a lead volunteer here, and a group from her church, Faith UMC, recently gave of their time to help those in need. Faith UMC is now planning a monthly volunteer ...

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Monthly distribution

Once a month, we do a direct food distribution at the Cape Coral Veterans Memorial sponsored by the Gunterberg Foundation. It's an amazing opportunity for us to see the people on the receiving end of our donations. Here are some pictures of our most recent distribution. Take note of the group posed in front of the MFB truck. It's Heidi Basik with a...

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Bringing relief to disaster workers

 A wildfire burned hundreds of acres of grassland in Miami-Dade County, Florida over the weekend, producing dangerous smoke. High winds contributed to the spread of the fire, creating a possible disaster situation. Midwest Food Bank Florida donated and delivered water and supplies to the Collier County Sheriff's Office for agencies working tog...

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Water given in His name

 "God has brought water to Immokalee today!" This was the good news announced by Mark of St. Matthew's House. Upon hearing that the water in Immokalee was not sanitary, Karl Steidinger, Director of Operations for Midwest Food Bank Florida, made a phone call to see if MFB could help. He was soon on the road with a semi load of bottled water. Th...

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Grant from Walmart provides truck

 Walmart has awarded Midwest Food Bank Florida an $80,000 grant to purchase a refrigerated box truck to serve those in need. Expected to arrive in January 2018, this blessing will allow MFB to expand the number of agencies served. "The truck from Walmart will be a tremendous help in picking up and delivering food donations, says Karl Steidinge...

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Foundation still "Dewing" it

Midwest Food Bank has recently purchased a semi-tractor for the Arizona division, thanks to a grant from the Dew Foundation in Tyler, TX. This generous gift is already on its way south to its new home. "I think it's significant that on its way to our warehouse, the truck is delivering a load to the Navajo Nation," says Eric Sheldahl, Director of th...

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First food given from MFB Arizona

December 13 was an exciting day for Midwest Food Bank Arizona, as we were able to provide food for an agency. Fifty boxes of food were given to Native Health, an agency which provides health and wellness services to all people. Volunteers Peter and Blenda Lott were on hand to load the boxes into their pickup. The food will serve Health Start (for p...

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Grand Opening!

On August 3, 2017 at 11:30 am, the Arizona Division had its grand opening! Thank you to the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, and the communities for all of your support! Midwest Food Bank is a faith based organization and their mission is to alleviate hunger and poverty by gathering and distributing food donations to not-f...

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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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Share the Blessings Breakfast

Midwest Food Bank held it's first "Sharing the Blessings Breakfast" on Wednesday, January 31. It was an opportunity for the non-profit agencies we serve to get to know each other, fellowship and encourage one another. 85 guests enjoyed a breakfast of eggs, fruit, muffins, coffee and juice, while visiting. The Town of Gilbert presented information o...

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Midwest Food Bank Haiti begins

Midwest Food Bank is pleased to announce plans for a new location in Haiti. The Haiti division, founded in December 2017 is Midwest Food Bank's ninth division and second international division. The initial focus is to provide or supplement Haitian faith-based school lunch programs. This will allow the schools to redirect limited funds from food to ...

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