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Students with a heart to help MFB Haiti

A news story, an internet search, and an email led to a donation to Midwest Food Bank Haiti. When Evelyn Veliz saw the news story about the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti in August, she wanted to help. But how? As a medical student at Southern Illinois University, she knew medical supplies would be needed as well as food. Evelyn found Midwest Fo...

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MFB Texas volunteer can fill many roles

Volunteer Synethia Walker is comfortable in the kitchen cooking for other volunteers or driving a forklift in the warehouse. Her willingness to do whatever is needed is appreciated by Midwest Food Bank Texas. "When she volunteers at MFB she makes sure we all have a wonderful meal for lunch and she is an amazing cook," says Rhonda Revels, Commu...

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Putting a face on food insecurity

As Midwest Food Bank grows in size, we also want to grow in understanding. Understanding the stories of our food recipients helps us fulfill our mission. With every food recipient we meet, we grow in compassion and humility.  We appreciate their willingness to partner with us and are honored to learn their stories and share them with you. We w...

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MFB Bloomington-Normal welcomes a new employee

Rolland "Rollie" Reed isn't new to Midwest Food Bank, but he is taking on a new role. He will serve as the Warehouse Manager for the Bloomington-Normal location, beginning December 6. In 2010 Rollie came to MFB after 20 years working in warehousing and logistics. He was looking for a change when a job opened at MFB Peoria. He was the Warehouse Mana...

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New Volunteer Coordinator at MFB Bloomington-Normal

Donna Haas knows God answers prayer. She also knows the answer can be through a text message. After a sleepless night, Donna was praying and reading scripture seeking God's purpose in her life. "I asked Him to please open the door if there was a better way to serve Him," says Donna. "Within eight hours, I got a text from my sister - ...

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IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) a way to partner with MFB

Midwest Food Bank values our donors, and we make effective use of every gift with integrity. We frequently receive questions about various ways to give to MFB, and one mechanism – IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution - is a way that benefits donors and MFB. Making an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) You can donate up to $100,000 in...

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MFB Pennsylvania hires new Executive Director

It started with an invitation to visit MFB Pennsylvania. It ended in the hiring of a new Executive Director. Kathy Anderson-Martin will join the MFB Pennsylvania team as the Executive Director, effective Oct. 18. At her first visit, Kathy was impressed with MFB's mission and stewardship of resources. As someone who had distributed food to thos...

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MFB East Africa event has roots in North Carolina

It seems unlikely that a church based in North Carolina would have something to do with a Kapu Africa (Midwest Food Bank East Africa) volunteer event. Yet it happened during Elevation Church's outreach, "Love Week." Elevation Church in Matthews, NC, Has members who watch services from around the world. Their "Love Week" is a concerted eff...

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MFB Georgia hires new Executive DIrector

Midwest Food Bank Georgia is pleased to announce the hiring of Pat Burke as Executive Director. Pat's first day will be Monday, October 4. Pat has over 30 years of corporate leadership experience, most recently serving as the Group President for the Clearwater Paper Corporation. His other employers include PepsiCo, Quaker Oats, and General Mil...

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MFB Georgia satellite distribution in Tennessee celebrates 4 years

In an effort to reach more people, Midwest Food Bank holds satellite distributions where there is not an MFB warehouse. Sometimes these locations are even in other states. August 2021 marked the fourth anniversary of the MFB Georgia satellite distribution in Morristown, TN.  When this distribution began four years ago, nine agencies ...

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New nonprofit leadership intern at MFB Arizona

Abby Anderson is taking what she is learning in the classroom at Arizona State University and putting it into practice at Midwest Food Bank Arizona. She is currently finishing her degree at ASU in nonprofit leadership and management. Abby has joined MFB as a full-time volunteer intern. "I wanted to serve at Midwest Food Bank because I bel...

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Fun and fundraising at MFB Arizona Golf Classic

Two courses, 165 golfers, and plenty of sunshine made the 2nd Annual Golf Classic a success for Midwest Food Bank Arizona. The mid-September event was held at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club in Phoenix, which features two courses - The Links and The Adobe. Golfers had a chance to compete against a junior league golfer and two pro golfers.&...

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Midwest Food Bank hires a new IT Director

Midwest Food Bank is pleased to announce the hire of Nate Westerfield as our new IT Director. He began at MFB on September 7 and will work part-time through October. Beginning November 1, he will transition to full-time and be located in Morton, IL division. Nate brings more than 20 years of IT experience to MFB. Most recently, Nate has served as t...

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MFB Texas partner agency changing lives

Changing lives, restoring hope, sharing God's love - that is the mission of the Community Enrichment Center (CEC) in North Richlands Hills. Midwest Food Bank Texas is privileged to be a part of the CEC mission by providing food, free of charge, that is used in their food pantry. "The food that Midwest Food Bank provides always adds to the over...

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MFB Texas hires new Community Development Coordinator

Rhonda Revels has joined the staff at Midwest Food Bank Texas as Community Development Coordinator. Her previous experience in customer service, sales, and marketing will help MFB grow community partnerships and a volunteer base. "Rhonda's background makes her a perfect fit for Midwest Food Bank," says David Emerson, Executive Director of ...

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MFB Peoria holds Volunteer Appreciation brunch

The volunteers of MFB Peoria selflessly give of their time and talents to benefit those struggling with food insecurity. They bring the MFB mission to life every day. On July 31, the MFB Peoria staff honored them with a volunteer appreciation party. More than 50 volunteers came for brunch, prizes, fun, and fellowship. Hosted at the same time a...

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MFB Georgia hires new Volunteer Coordinator

Lina Martin is a new employee at Midwest Food Bank Georgia, but she is not new to MFB. She will serve as the Volunteer Coordinator in Georgia. Shortly after MFB Georgia opened in 2011, Lina started volunteering. She helped on food distribution days and then became trained to lead volunteer groups. She also worked for a food partner that receives fo...

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MFB Peoria welcomes two new board members

Midwest Food Bank Peoria would like to welcome and introduce two people that have recently joined our advisory board. Roopa Foulger is the Vice President of Data Delivery at OSF Healthcare. She learned about MFB during a lunch she attended with her husband. The couple now supports MFB as Share Partners - a recurring giving program. Roopa ...

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Volunteer couple leading the way at MFB Morton

When busy work schedules and family life started to slow down and transition to the next phase, Brent and Jeanne Reddish decided to look for a place to share their time. That search led them to Midwest Food Bank Morton after talking with Gib Rapp, an active board member for MFB East Africa. "Gib's passion and information about MFB gave us...

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MFB celebrates the contributions of volunteer truckers

At Midwest Food Bank, we are surrounded by unsung heroes every day. Our business model relies heavily on a strong volunteer base. Volunteers fill many roles, such as bookkeeper, receptionist, file clerk, building maintenance, forklift operator, cook, volunteer leader, food distributor. These vital jobs are done with love, warmth, and joy as people ...

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