About Us

Mission & Values


We are Midwest Food Bank. And ours is a vibrant mission. Deliver relief & hope. Fight Hunger and Feed Hope. Gather and distribute. Bridge the gap. Make a difference in our communities. Create volunteer opportunities. This is our roadmap to “Sharing the Blessings.” Our roadmap to alleviate food insecurity and provide relief in the midst of disaster. Learn More




Midwest Food Bank (MFB), a faith-based, non-denominational nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization, was started in 2003 when the Kieser family began providing food out of a barn on their family farm.  MFB began by serving about 10 food pantries in McLean County, Illinois. Today we serve over 900 organizations across the Midwest, South, & East Africa with 6 warehouse locations. The food given out each month now reachers over 550,000 people. Learn More




Midwest Food Bank is led by a board of directors as well as an advisory board for each location. In addition to the directors, each division is staffed by paid staff as appropriate, and many volunteers. Learn More


Food & Disaster Relief


Midwest Food Bank (MFB) is not a direct food pantry that serves individuals. Instead, MFB is a food bank, serving as a distribution center to smaller food banks and food pantries. MFB provides food & disaster relief supplies regionally, nationally, and internationally. In this way, we aim to positively impact as many families as possible. Learn More 

  • Local & Regional Impact
  • Disaster Relief
  • International Outreach


Tender Mercies Program


Our Tender Mercies Program is an impactful solution that addresses two of the most unjust hardships - hunger and lack of nutrition. Our joy and passion is to serve those in need.  Our answer was to combine the ingredients into a satisfing, tasty meal that was high in nutrition, fiber and protein. Learn More


Midwest Food Bank Foundation


MFB Foundation was started in 2014 with a goal to serve donors with integrity as together we change lives and spread joy by sharing the blessings with those in need. Through MFB Foundation, Midwest Food Bank, NFP is providing a way for MFB friends to contribute through cash and non-cash gifts. Learn More


Locations / Divisions


Click on a link below to find out more about an MFB facility near you!

Bloomington, IL Division             Morton, IL Division - Packaging & Logistics

Peoria, IL Division                      East Africa Division - KapuAfrica

Indianapolis, IN Division             Ft. Myers, FL Division

Peachtree City, GA Division


Financial Information


At Midwest Food Bank, our pledge is to be effective in our mission of reaching out to those in need by being good stewards of the funds entrusted to us. We are independently audited yearly, and MFB shares the following financial documents and information for public access. Learn More


Corporate Partners


With the support of our corporate partners, every dollar donated to Midwest Food Bank is leveraged into more food & disaster supplies for those who need it most. We are pleased to have support from corporations that have an interest in our mission. Learn More

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