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An outward focus

"Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to." Deuteronomy 15:10

Keeping a watchful eye on how to be a blessing for others is a great way to maintain a happy, healthy outlook. It has become a way of life for Michael and Julaine Dalke, of Fort Myers, FL.

First learning about Midwest Food Bank when they lived in Indiana, Michael and Julaine were pleased to find an MFB when they moved to Peachtree City, GA (Later they retired to Fort Myers, FL, location of yet another MFB). In addition to being Share Partners, the Dalkes also support MFB with product donations, and volunteering. 

Both of them are also involved in other charitable activities. They volunteer with Toys for Tots, and Julaine teaches sewing at the Charlotte County Library.

The Dalkes also have numerous pastime pursuits. They are currently in the process of remodeling their retirement home. Thay enjoy making and bottling wine, playing pickleball, and spending time in their pool ("a life and mind saver during this pandemic"). They have three daughters: Justine, Ashkin, and Mikaela.

"Being an MFB Share Partner is an easy way for us to support MFB and provide for many families in need.,' says Michael. "We plan to do more at the Fort Meyers, FL facility when things return to a more 'normal' time." 

The fact the Midwest Food Bank is a faith-based organization is important to Michael and Julaine. They also appreciate that over 99% of their donation to goes to programs and services.

Midwest Food Bank is thankful for the steady, ongoing support of Michael and Julaine. We also appreciate their heart to volunteer. As Michael says, "Now that I am retired, I'm too busy to work."

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