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MFB East Africa seeing people come to Christ

While giving food to the hungry is the main thing Kapu Africa (Midwest Food Bank East Africa) does, there is a higher purpose behind it. The first part of our mission statement is "to share the love of Christ." Feeding hungry people is a step in drawing them to Christ.As related in a recent blog post (click here), the Kenyan people have been u...
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MFB Texas welcomes new Executive Director

Midwest Food Bank is pleased to announce a new employee. David Emerson has been hired as Executive Director of Midwest Food Bank Texas. As Executive Director, he is responsible for ensuring MFB's food service programs are executed with efficient use of facilities, employees and volunteers. He is also responsible for budgeting, fundraising, communit...
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MFB Indiana getting a boost from the National Guard

Always ready, always there is how the National Guard describes themselves. At Midwest Food Bank we know this is true.Since the end of March and until the end of June, the Indiana National Guard is providing about 50 men and women every week day to help MFB in all aspects of warehouse management and food distribution. Due to COVID 19 regular MFB vol...
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MFB Florida mobile pantry makes a comeback

Midwest Food Bank, Florida had to take a timeout from providing food through the mobile pantry due to COVID 19. But, on May 16 the mobile pantry made a comeback delivering 750 meal kits, two pallets of water and one pallet each of bread and canned beans.This mobile pantry has been serving the region for about two years and typically operates on a m...
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MFB Haiti has two new partnerships

 Midwest Food Bank Haiti believes partnerships are beneficial to share the Gospel and feed people in Haiti. While feeding people - physically and spiritually is the mission of MFB - many of our partners have other components to their ministry like medical care, education, job training, shelter and basic needs like clothing. By walking alongsid...
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MFB Arizona assisting the Navajo Nation

At dawn on May 20 a fleet of trucks left Midwest Food Bank Arizona en route to the Navajo Nation. The trucks were loaded with canned food, bottled water and milk, diapers, paper products, and 960 boxes of produce from Stern Produce.The combined effort between Midwest Food Bank Arizona and Helping Hands Navajo Nation is in response to...
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Impacting Our Community Update

Construction will begin soon for Phase I of our Impacting Campaign. Phase I includes the freezer and refrigerator capable of holding 12 semi truck loads of fresh and frozen food. Now more than ever, our community needs the nutritious food we will be able to provide when we add this cold storage capacity. While construction of the freezer and r...
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We miss our volunteers

During any typical month, we average hundreds of volunteers serving here giving us thousands of hours of love and support. In 2019, we had over 4,000 individuals serve for over 46,000 hours. Since the beginning of COVID-19, we have had to reduce our volunteer opportunities. We miss the joy, energy and excitement our volunteer groups bring to the wa...
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MFB working with food producers and suppliers

Challenges and opportunities describe the food supply chain in the United States due to COVID 19. At Midwest Food Bank we are focusing on the opportunities and how we can link potential food waste to people in need.MFB has started a "Save the Pork Program" that allows farmers to donate their hogs. With financial help from donors, MFB can cover the ...
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Midwest Food Bank agencies to benefit from USDA program

Midwest Food Bank is participating in a new USDA program benefitting food suppliers as well as those in need. The program is called the Farmers to Family Food Box Program.The USDA is partnering with national, regional, and local suppliers, who have been significantly impacted by the closure of food service businesses. The USDA will purchase up...
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Tender Mercies amplifies monetary donations

Do you know a nutritious, hot meal that costs 20 cents? At Midwest Food Bank we strive to provide the best possible meal choices for people in need. One of the ways we do that is through our Tender Mercies meal packets - rice, pre-cooked pinto beans, soy protein and fortified chicken flavored seasoning. Coordinated at MFB Morton, Ten...
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MFB's Tender Mercies machine "for such a time as this"

Recently we shared how the COVID-19 crisis was giving the Tender Mercies machine a workout (here). That hasn't changed as the demand for Tender Mercies continues.Looking back, that wasn't always the case. In fact, there were many days and sometimes weeks the machine sat idle."I see now that God had this all in mind," says Gail T...
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MFB welcomes a new bookkeeper

The Midwest Food Bank central team welcomes a new bookkeeper to our team: Julie Bakewell. Julie will be assisting on the central and Haiti MFB accounts. She will be working out of the Bloomington-Normal location.Julie comes to Midwest Food Bank with many years of experience in accounting and non-profit work. They include time spent at State Farm an...
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MFB Bloomington-Normal welcomes new Volunteer Coordinator

There is a new face at Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal. Shelby Moore has joined our team as the new Volunteer Coordinator. "Shelby has a unique skill set that will effectively complement our team," says Tara Ingham, Executive Director of MFB Bloomington-Normal. "She has a huge heart for local and global outreach."Shelby has her BA in Busi...
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MFB Texas is helping rural communities.

 Midwest Food Bank Texas is one of multiple food providers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Rural communities are less likely to receive food assistance. MFB Texas is focusing relief efforts in those communities.The photo below shows a delivery in Mexia, TX, a community of nearly 7,500. Texas has a high rate of food insecurity at 14%. Limes...
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MFB Peoria part of a creative collaboration

During COVID-19, many people have self-quarantined due to exposure or compromised immune systems. How do people in quarantine get the food they need? A community collaborative called HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) is answering that question. MFB Peoria is blessed to be a part of the answer.Quarantined people in need call 211 with their request...
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Midwest Food Bank announces a new location in Pennsylvania

Midwest Food Bank will open a new location in the Hershey, Pennsylvania, area, MFB President and CEO David Kieser announced today. Jason and Aleta Serrano of New York are leading a team of organizers to expand MFB's impact. They are currently seeking a site for the new division."In Pennsylvania, 1 in 8 households are food insecure, and we anticipat...
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Meet the people behind the opening of MFB Pennsylvania

 A box of cereal and a smile left a lasting impression on a 7-year-old boy in New York. Fast forward to 2020 and that boy is now a man in his early 40s and Jason Serrano can recount that event with clarity."I know that smile was because she was doing God's work," Jason says about how the woman from a church down the street came to his hom...
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Share Partner Profile: Jimmy and LaKeisha Faggett

"My passions are education and helping children," says Lakeisha Faggett, eCommerce Marketing Consultant at Caterpillar, Peoria, IL. Serving with the Junior League of Peoria, she leads a program teaching children from disadvantaged communities how to cook. Lakeisha is also the Chair of Caterpillar's African American Network (CAAN). Through CAAN, she...
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Kapu Africa sharing the love of Christ

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Kapu Africa (MFB East Africa) is working to put smiles on the faces of children in need. Rozzika Gardens grows fresh vegetables which are exported to The Netherlands. Vegetables that do not meet quality standards (still edible and delicious) are donated to Kapu Africa. In late March, a large amount of fresh...
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