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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 (! 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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500 Turkeys for an Indy 500 win!

In honor of Ryan Hunter-Rey's Indianapolis 500 Victory this year, sponsor Butterball Turkey chose the Midwest Food Bank as recipient of 500 whole turkeys to donate to central Indiana. The Indianapolis division of the food bank was host on Monday to a media event where the turkeys were distributed to our partner organizations. 200 turkeys went to Wh...

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MFB on Fox Business

We've known that we were ranked as the #1 Top Notch Charity according to, but we didn't know President and CEO of Charity Navigator, Ken Burger would be on Fox Business' The Willis Report and would give a special nod to the Midwest Food Bank! In a piece aired on November 13, Mr. Berger, after discussing holiday giving at the re...

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Shipment to Tacloban, Philippines

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 arrived in the Philippines. The load this week included medic...

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2014 Results

The year-end totals have come back and 2014 was a year of huge growth for Midwest Food Bank-Indianapolis. Below is a summary of our numbers for last year. Indianapolis Division Total Dollar Value: $24,671,145 Total Case Count: 856,637 Total Weight: 12,179,415 Individual Volunteers: 3,615 Volunteer Hours: 27,590 Value of Volunteer Hours*: $594,840 A...

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South Carolina Disaster Response

PRESS RELEASE: Midwest Food Bank Aids Victims Impacted by the Flooding in South Carolina Date: October 6, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Midwest Food Bank Midwest Food Bank with locations in Indianapolis IN, Bloomington IL, Morton IL, Ft Meyers FL and Peachtree City GA announced today that it will be assisting the Salvation Army with relief efforts in the...

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Help Us Give Clean Water to Families in Flint, MI

Midwest Food Bank Indianapolis Division Works with Fox 59, Local Businesses, and Churches to Collect Water for Flint, Michigan Date: January 26, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Midwest Food Bank Midwest Food Bank's Indianapolis Division will be working with Fox 59, HH Gregg, and Eastern Star Church to provide multiple semi loads of water to those in need i...

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VISTA Internship Available!

Midwest Food Bank, in partnership with the Indy Hunger Network, has an opportunity for one individual to join our team as part of the Americorp VISTA program. With a small staff of 5 and a volunteer base of 2000+ we are looking for an individual who can help us increase our capacity to serve more agencies in a more efficient manner through the digi...

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