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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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Launch of our New Site!

Welcome to the new home of all things Kapu Africa. Check back here for trip updates, new photos, and news stories. If Kapu Africa has been on your heart, you can also visit our donation page here. We appreciate any and all support and are looking forward to seeing where God will take us.

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March 2015 Newsletter

Hi everyone. Below you'll find the March 2015 newsletter from Midwest Food Bank's East Africa Division. We really can't adequately express our appreciation for your prayers and financial support. The kids in the schools we work with in Nairobi Kenya are the poorest of an impoverished nation, and the meals they get at school are often the only meals...

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Tender Mercies Kenya

TENDER MERCIES KENYA Developed in the US by Midwest Food Bank, with corporate and university support Fully nutritious, vitamin enriched meal, packaged in Kenya with East African ingredients. Cooking only requires boiling in water for 25 minutes. One serving costs $.18, is filling, and provides 274 calories for growth and nourishment. 60 calories co...

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Crocodile Meat Project

CROCODILE MEAT PROJECT Revised Timetable The crocodile farm providing the crocodile carcasses for our meat processing plant has decided to delay first slaughter until early 2016 to give their stock time to grow to optimum skinning size for their leather goods business. Tragic loss While we're disappointed, the delay actually gives us time to re-gro...

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Spring 2017 Kapu Africa Newsletter

DONATE NOW Dear Family, Friends and Faithful Supporters, It has been nearly a year since our last newsletter, and we apologize. A lot has happened. East Africa Drought Much of East Africa has been gripped by a severe drought since early to mid-2016. Some farming regions have had no rain since February 2016. As a result, the normally steady supply o...

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Bloomington Volunteers of the Year

Congratulations to the Bloomington Volunteers of the Year Janice Wheatley, Parker Lawlis, and Roy Hanks have gone above and beyond in the donation of time and talents in their support of Midwest Food Bank. Janice works every day during loadout and also is an active Lead Volunteer working with the many groups that label and repackage food and build ...

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Midwest Food Bank Assists Victims of Storm in Washington, IL

Midwest Food Bank has delivered one truck load of food and drink to Washington, IL and is standing by for further requests. "After being in Washington yesterday and seeing the devastation, I knew MFB should be there. Thankfully, MFB Peoria was already loading a truck to send to Washington. Right now we want to give The Salvation Army and Red Cross ...

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