News & Updates

Aug
27
2015

Volunteer Opportunities

Published: Thursday @ 8:55 AM by Paul Csotty in Fort Myers, FL
We're hard at work serving our SWFL agencies and we have opportunities within Midwest Food Bank to serve. If you would like to come support the Midwest Food Bank in Ft Myers with a couple of hours of your time by assisting us in the following mentioned areas, we would be grateful. We are looking for talents in Grant Writing, Public Relations, Administration, Event Planning and even Cooking. Your time …
Aug
25
2015

The Next Generation of Volunteers

Published: Tuesday @ 2:35 PM by Monica Scheuer in Peoria, IL
We are blessed to have such a committed community of volunteers of all ages.  It is such a beautiful event when a volunteering teenage young man connects with an almost 90 year old man with little in common except their hearts beating for God's service to fill a food-gap for people in need.  MFB is so proud of our awesome volunteers!   http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/ci-heroes-kenny-holmstrom
Aug
10
2015

Stop The Violence Project (STVP) - [updated]

Published: August 10th 2015 @ 3:35 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
          MFB Peoria and Morton joined together with our partner agency, Stop The Violence Project (STVP), for their recent street festival in Peoria on August 8th. It was a big success with over 1,665 children and adults having a great time! Event included games and concessions, food, music and preaching, and lots of fun! We hope that we can make this a regular event!   Our …
Aug
4
2015

Central IL Food 4 All

Published: August 4th 2015 @ 3:50 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
            We are excited to share with you once again a community-wide food drive that will benefit Midwest Food Bank! The event is planned for Saturday & Sunday, August 29-30th at all local Kroger locations in and around Peoria & Morton (12 total!) from the hours of 10:00am to 5:00pm. Friends from local churches and the community, along with Kroger, are partnering together for the …
Aug
4
2015

Booth Brothers Concert

Published: August 4th 2015 @ 8:05 AM by Jim Wagner in Bloomington, IL
Tickets for the Booth Brothers Concert, Friday, September 18, 2015 are now on sale! Purchase tickets online.
Jul
22
2015

2015 Golf Scramble

Published: July 22nd 2015 @ 8:00 AM by Jeremy in Indianapolis, IN
Details are out for out annual golf scramble.  See below or click here to download the flyer.   When: Monday, October 5. Shotgun start at noon. Where: Hawthorns Country Club, 12255 Club Point Dr, Fishers IN Cost: $150/person, $600/foursome ($320 is tax deductible) How (to sign up): Call Midwest Food Bank at 317-786-8980.    
Jul
21
2015

Camp Fire Youth Kick Off Week Of Serving Non-Profits Statewide

Published: July 21st 2015 @ 2:00 PM by Paul Csotty in Fort Myers, FL
Camp Fire knows that the youth of today want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the experience everyone needs to discover who they are - find their spark - and become a leader now. Camp Fire provides young people opportunities to contribute to their community through meaningful service and leadership experiences.   Midwest Food Bank and Camp Fire had the amazing opportunity to team up with Morgan Roth and …
Jul
7
2015

Harvest Recovery House in Action

Published: July 7th 2015 @ 9:55 AM by Paul Csotty in Fort Myers, FL
  John and Sarah Huffman who lead the Harvest Recovery House Ministry, a 501 ( c ) 3 organization are taking it to the streets. The Harvest Recovery House is a ministry that goes outside the walls of the church and meets those most in need. John and Sarah take teams of people to minister through love, compassion, food and prayer to the communities of Collier County.   The Harvest …
Jul
1
2015

Clay Shoot for Hunger 2015

Published: July 1st 2015 @ 9:45 AM by Monica Scheuer in Morton, IL
            We have so much to be thankful for during this year's Clay Shoot:   Thank you God! - He cleared the clouds and put the rain on hold.  His timing is always good.  This alone brighted everyone's mood! Thank you Shooters! - We had a record of 203 shooters, put together into 42 teams.  Light-hearted kidding and smiles abounded from our youngest teenaged-shooter to our oldest …
Jun
30
2015

2015 Clay Shoot for Hunger

Published: June 30th 2015 @ 12:00 PM by Monica Scheuer in Peoria, IL
We have so much to be Thankful for during this year's Clay Shoot: 1. Thank you God! - He cleared the clouds and put the rain on hold.  His timing is always good.  This alone brighted everyone's mood! 2. Thank you Shooters! - We had a record of 203 shooters, put together into 42 teams.  Light-hearted kidding and smiles abounded from our youngest teenaged-shooter to our oldest who celebrated her …
Jun
30
2015

Lighthouse of SWFL

Published: June 30th 2015 @ 6:55 AM by Paul Csotty in Fort Myers, FL
  Students from the Lighthouse of SWFL team up with the Midwest Food Bank to give back to the community. It was great to see Transitional Director Stephanie Wallace teaching the students to help place hope with those that need it most. The Lighthouse of SWFL and volunteers Joel and Andrew Csotty with Grandmother Dolores Csotty helped feed hundreds of our hungry youths in SWFL. Thank you all for …
Jun
25
2015

2015 Summer Newsletter - Peoria/Morton

Published: June 25th 2015 @ 12:15 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
              Each day is full of joyful and exciting moments at Midwest Food Bank and we love to share them. The stories and praise reports are because of you all giving of your time and talents.  Each one of you is essential for Midwest Food Bank to Share the Blessings! Read and enjoy our latest news letter.      If you wish to print the Summer newsletter  click he re.
Jun
25
2015

MFB Peoria/Morton Summer Newsletter

Published: June 25th 2015 @ 10:10 AM by Susan Herman in Peoria, IL
Each day is full of joyful and exciting moments at Midwest Food Bank and we love to share them. The stories and praise reports are because of you all giving of your time and talents.  Each one of you is essential for Midwest Food Bank to Share the Blessing! Read and enjoy our latest newsletter.      If you wish to print the Summer newsletter  click here.
Jun
24
2015

Midwest Food Bank and Agency Interviews

Published: June 24th 2015 @ 12:50 PM by Paul Csotty in Fort Myers, FL
Midwest Food Bank was fortunate enough to have Digital Media Specialist Kevin Beale from Peroria, Illinois come down and film organization interviews and promote the Midwest Food Bank Mission.      
Jun
15
2015

TX & OK Disaster Relief [updated]

Published: June 15th 2015 @ 10:40 AM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
            In case you missed it…MFB Morton got to take part as a community in helping pack and send a semi load of disaster boxes to TX & OK for storm victims. MFB has a partnership with The Salvation Army to assist in disaster relief across the country. A semi-load of food and hygiene supplies were sent from our divisions (one each) in Bloomington, Peoria, and …
Jun
9
2015

Come on in and read about our First 6 months of 2015

Published: June 9th 2015 @ 4:05 PM by Larry Herman in Peoria, IL
              The first day of Summer is almost here!   These past 6 months have been impactful here at MFB because of the Providence of God, committed volunteers, and your financial support.  We thank each and all of you!     Through you MFB has shared these blessings:   - Over 90 semi loads of product on the move!   - MFB - Peoria Division …
Jun
4
2015

Volunteer opportunities for Jun 9

Published: June 4th 2015 @ 8:55 AM by Jim Wagner in Bloomington, IL
We will be packing Disaster Boxes Tuesday morning starting at 10 am.  If you are available and willing to help us pack family food boxes for the flood victims in Texas and Oklahoma, we would love to have you.   Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 we are having an open volunteer night for individuals/couples.   For either of these opportunities, contact Jim at 309 663-5350 to reserve your spot.  Volunteers must be …
Jun
3
2015

First Quarter Blessings

Published: June 3rd 2015 @ 8:00 AM by Liz Collins in Peachtree City, GA
We give God all the glory and honor for all the success we have experienced here at the Georgia Division so far this year.  We must acknowledge our wonderful volunteers, private donors and the financial support we have received from Clothes Less Traveled Thrift Store.    The first 4 months of 2015 have been incredible when compared to the numbers from all of last year.   Here's how God has blessed …
Jun
1
2015

Flooding and Tornado's in TX and OK

Published: June 1st 2015 @ 3:55 PM by Jeremy in Indianapolis, IN
Midwest Food Bank Aids Victims Impacted by Flooding and Tornado’s in Texas and Oklahoma   Date: June 1, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Midwest Food Bank   Midwest Food Bank, with locations in Indianapolis, Indiana; Bloomington, Morton, and Peoria, Illinois; Peachtree City, Georgia; and Ft Meyers, Florida, announced today that it will be assisting with relief efforts in the wake of the flooding and tornados that recently struck Texas and Oklahoma. …
Jun
1
2015

MFB Brings the Food Bank to Eaton's Cooper Lighting

Published: June 1st 2015 @ 12:35 PM by Liz Collins in Peachtree City, GA
Here at Midwest Food Bank (MFB), we are always amazed and thankful for the amount of volunteers that walk through our doors. People from all walks of life donate their time and effort for our cause. While we see many families and ministries come to volunteer, we also receive a tremendous amount of service from community partnerships. One of our community partners, Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Division, does a fantastic job …
May
29
2015

May Load Out Success!

Published: May 29th 2015 @ 9:55 AM by Liz Collins in Peachtree City, GA
The month of May has been one of change and expansion here at Midwest Food Bank (MFB). Load out week was a resounding success, in which Midwest served 19 new agencies, and added a Thursday load out to accommodate new nonprofit agency partners. Load out week allows us to connect with the agencies we serve, and is a time to feel the power of God at work in the Peachtree …
May
27
2015

Special Distribution to Camp Grace

Published: May 27th 2015 @ 8:00 AM by Liz Collins in Peachtree City, GA
This month, Midwest Food Bank (MFB) had the incredible opportunity to visit one of our most unique agencies; Camp Grace. Rather than serving Camp Grace at load out week, we brought a special distribution to them so we could get to know their needs, and see what God is doing at the camp!   Thirty camp counselors helped unload our special distribution assembly line style with mounting anticipation for the …
May
26
2015

Open volunteer evening June 9

Published: May 26th 2015 @ 1:15 PM by Jim Wagner in Bloomington, IL
Midwest Food Bank – Bloomington is having another open date for individuals to volunteer during an evening.  We have had requests from individuals that work full time and are unable to participate during Distribution Week for an opportunity to volunteer here.   This is your opportunity.  We are scheduling Tuesday evening, June 9, from 6:00-8:00 for up to 25 volunteers to work on one of our repackaging projects.  This could …
May
22
2015

Nepal Disaster Relief

Published: May 22nd 2015 @ 1:15 PM by Jeremy in Indianapolis, IN
Midwest Food Bank - Indianapolis is, again, partnering with the Orphan Grain Train to continue disaster relief efforts in Nepal. Our two organizations have a continuing partnership in Liberia and we are happy to do our small part to aide with the most recent disaster in Kathmandu. Just over one ton of prepackaged soy/rice meals left the Indy facility last week. The cargo plane left Chicago last night and will …
May
1
2015

Agency Roundtable Spring 2015

Published: May 1st 2015 @ 3:10 PM by Lisa Lowther in Peachtree City, GA
The Georgia Division held its first Agency Roundtable on April 30th.  58 of our 142 agencies were represented!  The warehouse was buzzing with activity as we shared information with them regarding Load Out procedures and upcoming calendar changes; and they networked with one another - addressing challenges, offering suggestions for volunteer recognition, and sharing other ideas.  We also used the opportunity to review food product dating guidelines - again!  The event ended with a special distribution of …
Apr
8
2015

HATCH Egg Program

Published: April 8th 2015 @ 7:35 AM by Jeremy in Indianapolis, IN
Midwest Food Bank-Indianapolis, along with Gleaners, Grace Church, and Shepherd Community will be the recipients of farm-fresh eggs as part of an ongoing effort to provide much needed protein for families in Indiana.  Promotional eggs will be sold in central Indiana Kroger stores with a 10-13 cent markup to help offset costs of processing and transportation to, in turn, get donated eggs to local food banks and then distributed to …
Mar
26
2015

Volunteers make it Happen!

Published: March 26th 2015 @ 1:00 PM by Monica Scheuer in Peoria, IL
    A volunteer group from a local church spent time in our warehouse recently bagging high quality dried Cranberry Beans. Thanks to this productive crew our partnering agencies will receive these nutritious beans along with recipes and tips for preparing dried beans. 1,503 bags prepared and ready to go for our next distribution!      
Mar
24
2015

March 2015 Newsletter

Published: March 24th 2015 @ 11:25 AM by Denny Mott in East Africa
  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 they eat.  Without help, those meals would typically be bread made of corn flour …
Mar
3
2015

Bloomington Loadout Open Today

Published: March 3rd 2015 @ 6:40 AM by Jim Wagner in Bloomington, IL
The Bloomigton Division will be open today for distribution/loadout.  We will probably be starting slowly, but please drive carefully to insure safe travel.  If you need to wait and come in late to insure your safety, please call so that we know you will be coming.
Mar
1
2015

2014 Results

Published: March 1st 2015 @ 11:50 AM by Jeremy in Indianapolis, IN
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 Agencies Served: 270   All MFB Locations Combined Total Dollar Value: $83,518,830 Total Case Count: 2,631,925 …
Jan
30
2015

Open volunteer evening - Feb 13

Published: January 30th 2015 @ 9:15 AM by Jim Wagner in Bloomington, IL
Midwest Food Bank – Bloomington is trying something new.  We are going to schedule an open date for individuals to volunteer during an evening.  We have had requests from individuals that work full time and are unable to participate during Distribution Week for an opportunity to volunteer here.   This is your opportunity.  We are scheduling Friday evening, February 13, from 6:00-8:00 for up to 25 volunteers to work on …
Dec
2
2014

Launch of our New Site!

Published: December 2nd 2014 @ 11:45 AM by Cybernautic Developer in East Africa
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. 
Nov
18
2013

Midwest Food Bank Aids Victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Published: November 18th 2013 @ 2:10 PM by Susan Herman
(Picture of Tender Mercies packed and ready at the Morton Division for shipping to the Philippines) Many have asked if Midwest Food Bank is supporting the Philippines and now we can say "YES"!! God's providence has opened a door! Midwest Food Bank with five divisions located in Bloomington, Morton and Peoria Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana and Peachtree City, Georgia announced today that they are jointly engaged with relief efforts in …
May
22
2013

Midwest Food Bank Helps Victims of Tornado in Oklahoma

Published: May 22nd 2013 @ 1:55 PM by Jim Wagner
Midwest Food Bank has responded to a request from The Salvation Army and is sending family food boxes to victims of the tornado in Oklahoma.    A family food box contains food and personal care products for a family of four for four or five days.  The first two loads of boxes were delivered Thursday morning with additional loads expected to leave next week.  Each semi trailer holds 750 boxes.  The food bank is …
May
21
2013

Midwest Food Bank rated best food bank in US for financial accountability

Published: May 21st 2013 @ 1:55 PM by Jim Wagner
WJBC The Voice of Central Illinois 6:58AM Sunday April 21, 2013 By Eric Stock  GLEN ROCK, N.J. - Bloomington has one of the most financially accountable charities in the country.  The New York-based non-profit Charity Navigator which ranks over 6,000 charities for financial accountability and transparancy pegs Midwest Food Bank as the top charity in Illinois and the best food bank in the U.S. It ranked as the fifth-most accountable …
Oct
5
2011

Georgia Location Opens

Published: October 5th 2011 @ 1:25 PM by Jim Wagner
The Board of Directors of Midwest Food Bank announced today the opening of a new division in Peachtree City, Georgia. With locations in Bloomington, Indianapolis and Peoria, Peachtree City is the fourth MFB facility.   "This move has been under consideration for some time, but we only wanted to proceed when we had clear direction to do so," said MFB president David Kieser.  "Midwest Food Bank has experienced exceptional growth …
Sep
1
2011

Hunger Action Month - MFB & Jewel-Osco

Published: September 1st 2011 @ 1:30 PM by Jim Wagner
 Jewel-Osco® and the Midwest Food Bank Team Up for ‘Hunger Action Month’ Campaign (Itasca, Ill.) Sept. 1, 2011 – JEWEL-OSCO, a leading Midwest food and pharmacy retailer, is partnering with multiple food banks, including the Midwest Food Bank, on a proactive food drive to support Hunger Action Month in September.  The campaign, called “Give a Little, Feed a Lot,” which is going on now at all JEWEL-OSCO stores and continues throughout the entire …

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