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Please help Give Thanks

When you gather with family and friends to give thanks this year, will there be food on the table? Sounds like a ridiculous question, but for many local families, it is not. Last year, Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal partnered with Home Sweet Home Ministries to provide 2,200 Thanksgiving meal boxes to local families through the Give Thanks pro...
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MFB Peoria wins Association of Fundraising Professionals award

  The Central Illinois Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is one of 230 chapters worldwide. It encompasses a broad spectrum of professional experience and backgrounds, representing the areas of health, human services, education, religion, and the arts. It is committed to the advancement of philanthropy and ethical fu...
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MFB Haiti helping trafficking victims

"Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth."  - I John 3:18 One of the two sex trafficking ministries MFB Haiti supports uses this verse as a guide. They are OUR (Operation Underground Railroad) and Rapha House. In concert with local law enforcement, these two ministries identify trafficked children, rescue...
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Hello Fresh blessing the people MFB Arizona serves

Creativity and thoughtfulness can result in unexpected blessings for a non-profit organization. For example, Hello Fresh, the popular meal kit delivery business recently implemented an in-house recycling operation to benefit the people served by Midwest Food Bank. The ingredients for Hello Fresh's meals are shipped in specially insulated boxes...
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Kind Harvest an inspiring evening

MFB Indiana's Kind Harvest, an outdoor farm-to-table-meal in the heart of Indianapolis was an inspiring evening. It was Monument Circle's first-ever sit-down, plated dinner. The meal was delicious, thanks to event coordinator Hali Mynatt, Chef Anthony Puma, and the catering team at Lucas Estate.  this event could not have happened without the ...
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Midwest Food Bank maximizes donations

Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal recently received a donation from Compeer Financial. The gift came from their social media campaign in June called #GiveGallons. For every person who used that hashtag with a picture of themselves enjoying a dairy product, Compeer Financial donated two gallons of milk.  Tara Ingham, Executive Director ...
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Why nutrition matters to Midwest Food Bank

Midwest Food Bank is committed to helping the hungry of this world. However, we're concerned with more than just how much food we can provide . Our mission is to alleviate hunger AND malnutrition. Alongside our dedication to filling empty stomachs, we're focused on the nutritional quality of our products.  Think about your own grocery shopping...
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The latest news at Midwest Food Bank Texas

Midwest Food Bank Texas continues to seek how we might better serve our agencies and provide positive volunteer engagement. Some changes recently made include our hours of operation: now MWF from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Our distribution days are Monday and Friday, the first four weeks of each month.  Here are some recent happenings: With the...
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Donated trailer a blessing to MFB

Edward Kaufman recently added blessing upon blessing for Midwest Food Bank Florida. ​First, he was part of a group which donated a Semi tractor to our location. This in itself is an amazing gift to MFB. But wait, there's more! After donating the tractor, he asked Karl Steidinger, MFB Florida's Executive Director, if he needed a trailer to...
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Celebrating by serving at MFB Peoria

​Two volunteers recently chose to celebrate their birthdays with a "party" at Midwest Food Bank Peoria. It's heart-warming to host celebrations centered around helping those in need. Madison Hieser volunteered at MFB Morton a few months ago. When planning a party for her 16th birthday, she couldn't think of a better party than sharing her...
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Midwest Food Bank Georgia - Impacting Our Community

In 2011, Bloomington, Illinois-based Midwest Food Bank, stepped out in faith and purchased two empty buildings on four acres in Peachtree City, Georgia. In October of that year, MFB Georgia began serving the 9 area food pantries. Today, we distribute food monthly to over 300 non-profit organizations in six states. The Lord answered o...
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Two-year milestone for Tennessee satellite distribution

  August marked the  2nd anniversary of the satellite distribution from Midwest Food Bank Georgia to Morristown, Tennessee. In August 2017, Midwest Food Bank sent one truckload of dry food to 11 agencies from East Tennessee. Two years later, two full truckloads are sent each month to support 30 agencies from Tennessee, Kentucky and Virgin...
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Sharing Tender Mercies at Kivingoni and Dandora

On September 3, Spread Truth launched a partnership with the government of Kenya. Midwest Food Bank has a partnership with Spread Truth, a Bloomington , IL based non-profit, whose mission is to equip Christians to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.   On that day, an estimated 2,000 families in Kivingoni received food from Kapu Africa (Midw...
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Midwest Food Bank welcomes new IT/Executive Director

Midwest Food Bank welcomes Lisa Martin to our family of employees. As the New Executive Director of the Morton location, Lisa will coordinate operations there. Responsibilities include directing warehouse and volunteer activity, community outreach, and overseeing financial and budgetary operations. Additionally, Lisa will serve ...
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Tender Mercies' partnership with Bradley students

Not all student learning happens in a classroom. Learning outside the classroom helps to plug students into their world. Among other things, it helps students develop skills in a widening range of environments.  While volunteering at a Tender Mercies packing event is not necessarily academic, students who participate often leave with an enrich...
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Boys and Girls Club gives back

This summer,  Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal was blessed to offer a volunteer opportunity to  at-risk youth . About 75 children  and staff from the Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington were invited to spend some time serving others, eating a lunch together and having some fun. The children packaged MFB's Tender Mercies meals...
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May God grant the increase

 "I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase." -I Corinthians 3:6 Kapu Africa (Midwest Food Bank East Africa) was recently blessed to participate in an event with Shalom Outreach and Spread Truth Ministries. It was held near Mtwapa, a town on the northern coastal area of Kenya. Populated mostly by Muslims, there is a high rate ...
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Divine appointment at MFB Indiana

"... remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive."  -Acts 20:35 Every summer, Midwest Food Bank Indiana partners with a mission group called "Group Works." A different set of students came to MFB each week on what they called a "Week of Hope." It offers an opportunity for volunteerism ...
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Dot Foods a valuable MFB partner

According to USDA studies, more than 150 tons of food is wasted in the U.S. each day. As a feeding ministry, it is important to the mission of Midwest Food Bank to reclaim some of that food. Dot Foods, located in Mount Sterling, IL, is a food distributor serving businesses in food service, retail, vending and food ingredient channels. As the n...
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MFB Georgia on WXIA 11Alive

Midwest Food Bank Georgia was featured in a video segment recently on Atlanta & company on WXIA 11Alive. MFB President and CEO, David Keiser, and MFB Georgia Executive Director, Will Garner, went to the TV studios for the interview. We are thankful for the opportunity to share our history and vision of future work in Georgia. It was also a grea...
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