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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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Shipment to Tacloban, Philippines

Published: February 11th 2015 @ 1:40 PM by Jeremy in Indianapolis, IN
            In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devasted large portions of southeast Asia, in particular, the Philippines (where it is known as Typhoon Yolanda).  Midwest Food Bank responded to the disaster back then and continues to support the rebuilding effort. Earlier this week, a shipping container from MFB arrived in the Philippines.            The load this week included medical equipment and thousands …

MFB on Fox Business

Published: November 30th 2014 @ 9:05 AM by Jeremy in Indianapolis, IN
We've known that we were ranked as the #1 Top Notch Charity according to, but we didn't know President and CEO of Charity Navigator, Ken Burger would be on Fox Business' The Willis Report and would give a special nod to the Midwest Food Bank!  In a piece aired on November 13, Mr. Berger, after discussing holiday giving at the register, mentions the Midwest Food Bank as a top …

ISPA Donates Poultry Throughout State

Published: November 24th 2014 @ 12:00 PM by Jeremy in Indianapolis, IN
Indiana State Poultry Association Donates Over 62 Tons to Indiana Food Banks Indianapolis, Indiana – November 24, 2014     Governor Mike Pence will join representatives of the Indiana State Poultry Association to celebrate the donation of over 62 tons (125,000 pounds) of poultry products to food banks across Indiana for distribution to hungry Hoosier families on Monday, November 24, 2014.  This donation of high protein meat and eggs is …

Pack The Pantries 2014

Published: November 3rd 2014 @ 10:40 AM by Jeremy in Indianapolis, IN
"The City of Indy's 7th Annual Pack the Pantries hunger relief initiative kicks off October 31, 2014 and will culminate on December 19, 2014 with the Caravan of Care. Pack the Pantries is a city-wide effort that raises awareness about issues of hunger in our community and encourages residents to help their neighbors during the holiday season when the need is greater. All donations benefit Midwest and Gleaners Food Banks who provide hunger relief to Indianapolis children and families."* …

Lilly Global Day of Service

Published: October 2nd 2014 @ 2:15 PM by Jeremy in Indianapolis, IN
"Every October, nearly 24,000 Lilly employees spend a day out of the office, volunteering in communities around the world. Building on our strong heritage to make life better, our Global Day of Service is a single, coordinated effort to improve the communities where we live and work."*       This year MFBIndy was blessed with about 25 volunteers from Eli Lilly and Elanco that spent the day with us. …

Summer 2014 Newsletter

Published: September 23rd 2014 @ 1:15 PM by Jeremy in Indianapolis, IN
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New Power Jacks!

Published: September 10th 2014 @ 8:55 AM by Jeremy in Indianapolis, IN
            Today MFBIndy received a delivery of two brand new Toyota Electric Power Jacks!  These make the work our volunteers do around the warehouse infinitely easier than the manual pallet jacks when trying to move a ton of water.  ProLift (a Toyota Company) offered these below cost and Dow AgroSciences gave us a grant to pay nearly 3/4 of the cost.  The thanks of MFBIndy …

Natalie Grant Benefit Concert

Published: August 27th 2014 @ 10:00 AM by Jeremy in Indianapolis, IN
It's that time of year again! One of the very few fundraiser events that we do here at MFBIndy is our Winter Benefit Concert. This year, award-winning singer-songwriter, Natalie Grant will be in concert at College Park Church. Click here to download the flyer.       Sunday, November 16 6:30pm (Doors open at 6)   Tickets $25 (service fee applies) Available at or by phone 800-965-9324     Hosted by: 2606 …

Golf Outing

Published: August 27th 2014 @ 8:10 AM by Jeremy in Indianapolis, IN
** UPDATE:  We have already filled our roster of teams!  We do have a short wait list, so if you are interested, sign up today.   The 2014 Midwest Food Bank Golf outing will be Monday, October 6th at the beautiful and challenging Hawthorns Country Club* in Fishers Indiana.  Click here to download the flyer.  Sign up your team today by calling 317.786.8980   Monday, October 6, 2014 Registration 11 a.m. Range access, lunch …

MFB Tops Charity Navigator Charts

Published: August 25th 2014 @ 12:30 PM by Jeremy in Indianapolis, IN
Charity Navigator again named us to two top ten lists in America. We are pleased that we can operate very efficiently with great results as we serve those in need. Charity Navigator is an organization that rates non-profits based on financial health, administrative expenses as well as transparency and accountability.  The Midwest Food Bank received the highest rating (99.95). Click here to see the lists we topped. 

MFBIndy Partners with IASP

Published: August 21st 2014 @ 12:05 PM by Jeremy in Indianapolis, IN
MFBIndy is excited to announce a new partnership with the Indiana Association of School Principles (!  This fall we will be kicking off the first annual Share the Spirit campaign.  Sixty-six schools will be participating in a canned food drive with a goal of collecting 2,000 lbs of peanut butter, jelly, canned soups and canned veggies from each.  That's a total of 132,000 lbs of food that will be …

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