News & Updates

Sep
23
2014

Golf Outing Recap + Pics!

Published: September 23rd 2014 @ 2:00 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
Our 5th Annual Golf Outing in Peoria, IL on Tuesday, September 16th was a huge success thanks to WeaverRidge Golf Club, all the sponsors, volunteers and God for the great weather and conditions for the golfer. This increasingly popular event drew over 100 golfers through a very challenging course. A great buffet dinner and raffle followed. Check out some pics from the day here.
Sep
9
2014

Central IL Food 4 ALL

Published: September 9th 2014 @ 9:35 AM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
We are excited to share with you a community-wide food drive that will benefit Midwest Food Bank! The event is planned for Saturday, September 20th at all local Kroger locations in and around Peoria from the hours of 10:00am to 5:00pm. Friends from local churches and the community, along with Kroger, are partnering together for the Central Illinois FOOD 4 ALL food drive. Here are 2 ways for you to be involved …
Aug
11
2014

Golf Outing Approaching!

Published: August 11th 2014 @ 2:40 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
Join us Tuesday, September 16th for the 5th Annual Golf Outing to benefit the Peoria and Morton divisions of Midwest Food Bank.   Golf and Dinner Benefit is going to held at beautiful Weav er Ridge Country Club. Every year it is a blessing to enjoy the fall weather and friendship and benefit those in need! We are excited to share this event!   The day will be filled …
Jul
31
2014

Summer Newsletter 2014 - PDF

Published: July 31st 2014 @ 11:40 AM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
There is so much happening!  Volunteers and donors at both Peoria and Morton Divisions are busy delivering relief and hope to those in need. Read all about the impact they are making locally and around the world.   2014 Summer Newsletter (PDF)
Jul
14
2014

Tender Mercies load fulfilled for Backpack Program!

Published: July 14th 2014 @ 8:40 AM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
July has been very busy so far and God’s hand is showing through it all. We have another load scheduled for our friends in Arkansas. They operate a great organization that serves over 35,000 kids via a backpack program.   On Monday, July 14th, we achieved a new record for the production of Tender Mercies (TM) in one day - 7,600 bags eclipsing the "old" record of 6,250 bags (set …
Jul
7
2014

Clay Shoot for Hunger 2014 Recap

Published: July 7th 2014 @ 2:35 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
Our 5th Annual Clay Shoot for Hunger in Mackinaw, IL on Saturday, June 28th was a huge success thanks to the Oak Ridge Sportman's Club, all the sponsors, volunteers and God for the great weather and conditions for the shooters.  This increasingly popular event drew 148 shooters to aim and shoot 100 clays through a course designed for all levels of experience.  Top shooter and teams where recognized after a hearty lunch. Click here to …
Apr
25
2014

1st TM Hand-packing Group!

Published: April 25th 2014 @ 1:25 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
     April 21, marked another milestone in Morton! Our Tender Mercies hand-packing program was kicked off by the youth from Mackinaw United Methodist Church! We enjoyed seeing this group of teenagers & staff get involved on a great hands-on project. We are currently sending a sea container with 33,000 packages of Tender Mercies to Somalia.      If you have a group of 10 or more who are …
Mar
20
2014

Upcoming Benefits!

Published: March 20th 2014 @ 10:00 AM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
Upcoming Benefits   Peoria & Morton Midwest Food Bank has TWO exciting benefits this spring!  Please come and join us for a wonderful evening of Southern Gospel in May and then fun day of shooting clays in June.  All the proceeds benefit the food insecure in your community and abroad.  Thanks for partnering with MFB!    Benefits Peoria & Morton Midwest Food Banks   Collingsworth Family & Legacy 5 Benefit Concert …
Mar
13
2014

Hand-Packing of TM coming soon to Morton!

Published: March 13th 2014 @ 10:20 AM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
  MFB Morton is committed to providing a great environment for our community to become involved in serving those in need. In 2013 we had over 410 individuals contribute 6,600 hours of service. Our support is based upon the merits of our work, the commitment of dedicated volunteers and the generous donations from organizations.   We are excited to share that in the upcoming months we will be accepting group …
Mar
5
2014

Walk-In Wednesdays!

Published: March 5th 2014 @ 10:30 AM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
Walk-In Wednesdays!     On March 5th marked our first day of Walk-In Wednesdays! We are thankful for each and every volunteer that walks through our doors. Join us as we strive to bridge the gap between poverty and prosperity!   About Walk-In Wednesdays   9:00-11:00 AM every Wednesday   Projects will be laid out in our warehouse and ready to go! Individual volunteers are welcome to join us and others …
Feb
20
2014

Midwest Food Bank Additional Aid to the Philippines

Published: February 20th 2014 @ 11:50 AM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
 Following successful relief efforts in November last year, a second shipment of aid for the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan left for the Philippines on Monday, February 10th.  AMG International sponsored the load of Tender Mercies – 33,000 packages of Midwest Food Bank’s nutritional rice and bean meal packets.  Each package feeds 4-6 people a healthy, satisfying meal that contains 13 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber along …
Feb
20
2014

Open House 2014 - Update!

Published: February 20th 2014 @ 11:45 AM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
  Our Open House on Feb. 13th was a huge success with over 250 people. Tours and a presentation of MFB's latest initiative was shared. Midwest Food Bank - East Africa Division will parter with REM School to provide food and relief to those in need in Nairobi, Kenya.    Midwest Food Bank - Morton Division, began in the Spring of 2012 when a board of volunteers was organized …
Feb
1
2014

An Evening with Midwest Food Bank - February 13, 2014, 6:30pm - MFB Morton

Published: February 1st 2014 @ 9:10 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
An Evening with Midwest Food Bank - February 13, 2014, 6:30pm - MFB Morton   Who: Anyone interested in what's going on at MFB Morton. What: Presentation, Open House, Tour. Featuring guest speaker, Shadrack Ogembo, Nigerian Pastor - A Hunger Initiative for Africa. Light refreshments to follow. When: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 6:30pm Where: MFB Morton - 700 Erie Ave. Morton, IL 61550   Questions, contact us! Phone: 309-291-0900 or email: mfbmorton@midwestfoodbank.org …
Jan
28
2014

1st Vehicle for MFB Morton!

Published: January 28th 2014 @ 10:15 AM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
1st Vehicle for MFB Morton!   Prayers have been answered in Morton! We committed to purchase a new/used vehicle over the winter in order to drop off / pickup product locally. Through a gracious donor, we have received our first vehicle!   Our 2012 Chevy Express Van will be a huge blessing as we continue to grow and keep our hands open wide for opportunities to serve those in need. …
Nov
21
2013

Update! - Washington, IL Relief Efforts

Published: November 21st 2013 @ 2:20 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
Many have been asking how you can help our disaster relief efforts. Let me first say that the outpouring of love within this community is both humbling and overwhelming, we are so proud to call Central Illinois our home! Listed below are 3 ways you can support your unknown neighbors through MFB Morton... 1) Product donations. We are looking specifically for Soup, Canned Fruit, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Cereal, Shelf Stable Milk, …
Nov
20
2013

Latest of what's happening at MFB!

Published: November 20th 2013 @ 2:25 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
A path to help Washington opened again today as we delivered food and other products to several churches supplying meals and food. The resolve of those who have suffered with damage is amazing! Our prayers are with all!  
Nov
18
2013

Tornado Update - Pekin & Washington, IL

Published: November 18th 2013 @ 2:25 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
                                  Dear Midwest Food Bank Supporters and Volunteers,     When disasters impact our world MFB is always asked if we are supporting the victims and their loved ones.  Often we have to wait for instructions from national disaster coordinators before the trucks of relief can be put on the road.    Sunday, …
Nov
17
2013

Washington, IL - Tornado Disaster Relief

Published: November 17th 2013 @ 2:25 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
72 cases of water and 2 pallets of food has been delivered to those affected today in Washington.   Our prayers go out to all affected.    
Nov
15
2013

Philippine Relief Project - Walk-ins Welcome!

Published: November 15th 2013 @ 2:30 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
Today (Friday Nov 15) we're packaging rice and Tender Mercies for disaster relief in the Phillipines. This is a walk-in service project, no need to call or let us know you're coming. We will start at 9am and finish at 4pm (or earlier depending on the turnout). Individuals and/or groups welcome.    
Oct
24
2013

Morton Junior HS Help-A-Thon!

Published: October 24th 2013 @ 2:30 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
A big thanks to all the students from Morton Junior High School that served at MFB Morton last week. They boxed up over 9,000 bags in less than 2 hours!  #helpathon  
Sep
26
2013

Meet our Packaging Team!

Published: September 26th 2013 @ 2:30 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
Incredible volunteers working at the tender mercies machine.   Thanks Jim and Diane and Gary and Ralph and Gene.  
Sep
25
2013

1st Shipment of Tender Mercies to Arkansas!

Published: September 25th 2013 @ 2:30 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
36,000 bags of Tender Mercies ready for our 1st shipment!   They are headed to Arkansas Rice Depot to feed kids via a backpack program!   Contact us to see how YOU can make a difference!        
Sep
18
2013

MFB Morton in the News - WMBD

Published: September 18th 2013 @ 2:35 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
Thankful to have WMBD stop by today...check out what's happening! Midwest Food Bank expands to meet the Need  
Jul
23
2013

Packaging Machine headed to its new Morton Home!

Published: July 23rd 2013 @ 2:35 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
The Packaging Machine is heading to its new home in Morton!       
Jul
23
2013

New Staff member - Welcome Angie!

Published: July 23rd 2013 @ 2:35 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
Exciting day: the Packaging Machine is heading our way!   Also, today is the first day for our newest staff member! Welcome Angie DeWeese
Jun
2
2013

Oklahoma Disaster Relief - Truck on the Move!

Published: June 2nd 2013 @ 2:35 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
Ralph Garber just left for OK w a load of disaster relief boxes.   Pray for Ralph's safety and wisdom as he travels.   Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen.    
Jun
1
2013

Remodel Update - Sheetrock Install

Published: June 1st 2013 @ 2:40 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
Thanks to a few brothers in Christ for their work on the sheetrock today. — with Clint Heinold.
Jun
1
2013

Preparing well - OK Update

Published: June 1st 2013 @ 2:40 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
Beautiful rainbow over the semi getting ready to head to OK.   Wow! God is good and he is merciful!     Truck being polished before a trip to OK tornado relief.   Thanks Ralph Garber for always doing your best.    
May
31
2013

Harvest Bible Chapel - Disaster Relief donation

Published: May 31st 2013 @ 2:40 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
A big thanks to Harvest Bible Chapel for dropping off 6 pallets worth of food and healthcare supplies for the Disaster Relief effort!     26  
May
27
2013

OK Disaster Relief - Morton Work Day!

Published: May 27th 2013 @ 2:40 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
1st disaster box work day. These boxes will be OK very soon. Thanks to humble servants making it happen.     Group 2 working on disaster boxes. Thanks to all the humble servants making a difference. #rocking.     3rd group packing relief boxes. Humble servants working for the glory of God. Thanks everyone!            
May
14
2013

Morton Division Update!

Published: May 14th 2013 @ 2:45 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
Morton Division Update!   Hello from MFB - Morton Division -- Packaging & Logistics Facility. Over the past several months, many volunteer hours have been spent on renovations of our new facility in Morton! Our 3 main goals are: Provide logistical support for MFB, Package bulk product/Tender Mercies, & provide volunteer opportunities. A big thanks to the community of Morton & know that we are just getting started! Packaging in Action! …
Apr
18
2013

First Shipment in Morton MFB!

Published: April 18th 2013 @ 2:45 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
              
Apr
9
2013

Warehouse Shelving going Up!

Published: April 9th 2013 @ 2:50 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
Warehouse Shelving going up   Whole bunch of awesome volunteers helping put up the shelving for the warehouse!       
Apr
4
2013

Charity Navigator - Latest Ranking

Published: April 4th 2013 @ 2:50 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
Midwest Food Bank   Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator has just scored Midwest Food Bank on their website. We scored a 69.89 out of a possible 70, putting us at the top of food banks in the U.S.!  Thank you to all of the volunteers, donors, and board members who make the Midwest Food Bank possible!  Check out the full report here: Midwest Food Bank Bridging the gap between prosperity and …
Mar
30
2013

Spring Newsletter 2013

Published: March 30th 2013 @ 2:50 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
Spring Newsletter - Issue 25 "But the path of the just is like the shining sun that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day" - NKJV Proverbs 4:18 Spring Blessings abound at Peoria and Peoria/Morton Midwest Food Bank.  Our neighbors in need are given hope through your desire to shine hope and love on their path.  Today we are sharing with you one of our most brightest and perfect days. Think back to …
Oct
12
2012

Morton Update 10.12.2012

Published: October 12th 2012 @ 2:55 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
Peoria/Morton Division Update! Hello from the Board of the Peoria/Morton Midwest Food Bank. Over the past two months, you have probably wondered what has been happening with the Morton property.  This email will inform you of the progress! Property Closing Buying property is rarely simple or easy. In short, the building is in a condominium association and we needed to be sure that all the owners and attorneys were …
Aug
18
2012

Morton Update! 08.18.2012

Published: August 18th 2012 @ 2:55 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
Morton Division Update! Thanks to all who have supported our team through prayers, encouragement, and resources! We have been overwhelmed by the great support from the Morton & surrounding communities.  We raised over $355k (88% of our initial goal), thank you all for your generous hearts and partnership! We appreciate your continued support and are looking for financial partners to help us make this new facility a reality. Building  …
Jul
15
2012

Morton Update! 07.15.2012

Published: July 15th 2012 @ 2:55 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
Thanks for partnering with Midwest Food Bank! The Morton Division is now halfway towards it's initial goal! Thank you all for your generous hearts and partnership!   New Building Tours - July 17th from 6:00-7:00pm Stop by the former Equipment Depot building to see the future location of Midwest Food Bank - Morton Division. You will be able to see what needs to be done to make the facility …
Jul
9
2012

New home discovered - PJS Article

Published: July 9th 2012 @ 3:00 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL
STEVE STEIN/JOURNAL STAR |   Midwest Food Bank wants to open a new location in this building in Morton after Equipment Depot moves out. There's 18,000 square feet of warehouse space and 3,000 square feet of office space.     By Steve Stein  Updated Jul. 9, 2012 @ 8:02 am  MORTON Midwest Food Bank has its sights set on a soon-to-be-vacant building on the west side of Morton for its …
Jun
28
2012

Hope on the Horizon - MFB Morton Division

Published: June 28th 2012 @ 3:00 PM by Peter Goddard in Morton, IL

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