News & Updates

Dec
28
2013

Peoria Midwest Food Bank has FIRST Quad Cities Distribution!

Published: December 28th 2013 @ 7:30 AM by Susan Herman in Peoria, IL
MFB IS REACHING FARTHER INTO THE NEED OF FOOD SECURITY!   This past year we have had more requests for food support along the Mississippi Valley of Western Illinois.  Many of the not-for-profit agencies have been traveling two or more hours for food support to fill the increasing need.  Unemployment and wages are not keeping up with costs of living which is adding more pressure to many Western Illinois counties. …
Dec
28
2013

Peoria Midwest Food Bank welcomes Peoria Journal Star Christmas Fund

Published: December 28th 2013 @ 7:20 AM by Susan Herman in Peoria, IL
What a joyful weekend (12/21) at Peoria Midwest Food Bank!  Hundreds of volunteers showed up to package 5,000 family food boxes for the annual Peoria Journal Star Christmas Fund.  The Journal Star has been supporting those in need with family boxes for over 100 years!   Three years ago Peoria MFB joined in support of the program and offered our warehouse, trucks and refrigeration to help PJS and our community.  We also …
Dec
16
2013

MFB receives grant from Clothes Less Traveled

Published: December 16th 2013 @ 5:30 PM by Jenny Garner in Peachtree City, GA
In 2013 our single biggest financial contributor was the Clothes Less Traveled Thrift Store. This great organization makes a difference in our community by providing financial grants to many of the service organizations in this area. Their generous financial grant to Midwest Food Bank helped us to bring in an estimated 30 truckloads of food this year. That equates to over 60,000 cases of food we were able to further distribute to …
Dec
16
2013

Toyota Forklifts of Atlanta Donates Forklift

Published: December 16th 2013 @ 5:15 PM by Jenny Garner in Peachtree City, GA
On November 5th 2013 representatives of Toyota Forklifts of Atlanta donated a Forklift to the Midwest Food bank Georgia Division. This forklift doubles the lift capacity at the warehouse and improved the operational effectiveness and efficiency to help support those in need. Thanks to Toyota Forklifts of Atlanta for helping us “Share the Blessings”.
Dec
16
2013

2013 Dinner/Auction

Published: December 16th 2013 @ 5:00 PM by Jenny Garner in Peachtree City, GA
The Georgia Division Dinner/Auction was held November 9 in the warehouse.  Speakers Larry Herman, First Vice-President MFB and Willie M. Simpson of Evangelistic Ministries gave a picture of MFB on the corporate level and on the level of one of our agencies.  Our dinner guests had the opportunity to bid on silent auction items and live auction item. The live auction was led by Auctioneer Jason Slaughter.  The night raised …

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