News & Updates

Apr
15
2014

Spring Newsletter Sharing the Blessings!

Published: April 15th 2014 @ 6:15 PM 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 Spring newsletter click here.
Mar
24
2014

Upcoming Benefit Events

Published: March 24th 2014 @ 9:00 PM by Susan Herman in Peoria, IL
Upcoming Spring 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 …   Collingsworth Family and Legacy 5 Benefit Concert - May 15, 2014   Clay Shoot for Hunger - …
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 …
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 …
Nov
18
2013

Peoria Midwest Food Bank blesses Washington Tornado Victims

Published: November 18th 2013 @ 2:10 PM by Susan Herman in Peoria, IL
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, November 17th a tornado hit our own state and communities! Sunday afternoon Peoria Midwest Food Bank delivered a full truckload of water and nonperishable food items to …
May
22
2013

Peoria Midwest Food Bank packing disaster boxes - times volunteers needed

Published: May 22nd 2013 @ 2:00 PM by Susan Herman in Peoria, IL
We've received the call to help with the devastation in Oklahoma and we could sure use your help Peoria! We will be packing disaster boxes for sure on Wednesday and Thursday this week, Friday TBA if there is still a need... We are looking for teams at specific times in 2 hours time blocks.  We will pack on Wednesday 9/22/13 from 12-2 and again from 2-4. We will pack on …
Aug
31
2011

Celebrating Tender Mercies Benefit Dinner - Peoria

Published: August 31st 2011 @ 1:30 PM by Susan Herman in Peoria, IL
An exciting evening of fellowship, music, speakers and a delicious dinner...all in honor of celbrating Tender Mercies. Speakers: Rev. Mike McLeod/Calvary Baptist Church, Marjorie Davis/Kewanee Food Pantry and Judith Hale/Salvation Army Southern TerritoryDisaster Services Music: Four Our Pleasure For Tickets please contact Peoria Midwest Food Bank - 309-691-5270  - or - email:mfb.peoria@midwestfoodbank.org  
Mar
16
2011

Legacy 5 Benefit Concert - May 19th - Peoria

Published: March 16th 2011 @ 1:20 PM by Susan Herman in Peoria, IL
Peoria Midwest is blessed to have Legacy 5 partner with MFB and have a benefit concert Thursday, May 19th.  They are excited to help us give out food, during our May distribution and then bless us with a concert of heartfelt worship that evening.   It would be wonderful to have you join us for this joyful evening and all proceeds benefit the hungry in your community!!   Details: LEGACY FIVE Benefit …
Dec
21
2010

RLI donates to Midwest Food Bank

Published: December 21st 2010 @ 1:15 PM by Susan Herman in Peoria, IL
RLI invested in the Midwest Food Bank by kindly giving a grant.  We are so blessed to have them honor us.  A quote from the news report: "Larry Herman, Director of the Midwest Food Bank said, “Midwest Food Bank is humbled by the investment that RLI is making into our local community. This funding will allow MFB to continue to sit at the table of those we serve and freely …
Dec
17
2010

Harvest for the Holidays blesses Midwest Food Bank

Published: December 17th 2010 @ 1:15 PM by Susan Herman in Peoria, IL
Harvest for the Holidays Megan Grebner had a great idea and went about to achieve it. The campaign is partnered with The Illinois Farmer's' Bureau, News Radio 1470 and Classic Country Radio 1290. The Beginning: The Midwest Food Bank launched its "harvest for the holidays" campaign November 5, 2010, a way for area farmers to donate a part of their yield to Tender Mercies Meals. Tender Mercies is a pre-packaged …

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