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2020 food insecurity numbers

Most US households are "food secure," meaning they have consistent access to enough food for healthy, active living. However, some households lack access to adequate food due to a lack of money or other resources. These homes are called "food insecure." Midwest Food Bank turns to the US Department of Agriculture's annual report on household fo...
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MFB employees participate in Leadership Development Program

As a faith-based `organization, it is the mission of the Midwest Food Bank to share the love of Christ by alleviating hunger ad malnutrition locally and throughout the world and providing disaster relief; all without discrimination. MFB is about people.   Food Recipients - We work to put food into the hands of the food insecure....
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MFB East Africa event has roots in North Carolina

It seems unlikely that a church based in North Carolina would have something to do with a Kapu Africa (Midwest Food Bank East Africa) volunteer event. Yet it happened during Elevation Church's outreach, "Love Week." Elevation Church in Matthews, NC, Has members who watch services from around the world. Their "Love Week" is a concerted eff...
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New nonprofit leadership intern at MFB Arizona

Abby Anderson is taking what she is learning in the classroom at Arizona State University and putting it into practice at Midwest Food Bank Arizona. She is currently finishing her degree at ASU in nonprofit leadership and management. Abby has joined MFB as a full-time volunteer intern. "I wanted to serve at Midwest Food Bank because I bel...
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Fun and fundraising at MFB Arizona Golf Classic

Two courses, 165 golfers, and plenty of sunshine made the 2nd Annual Golf Classic a success for Midwest Food Bank Arizona. The mid-September event was held at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club in Phoenix, which features two courses - The Links and The Adobe. Golfers had a chance to compete against a junior league golfer and two pro golfers.&...
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MFB Georgia hires new Executive DIrector

Midwest Food Bank Georgia is pleased to announce the hiring of Pat Burke as Executive Director. Pat's first day will be Monday, October 4. Pat has over 30 years of corporate leadership experience, most recently serving as the Group President for the Clearwater Paper Corporation. His other employers include PepsiCo, Quaker Oats, and General Mil...
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MFB Texas partner agency changing lives

Changing lives, restoring hope, sharing God's love - that is the mission of the Community Enrichment Center (CEC) in North Richlands Hills. Midwest Food Bank Texas is privileged to be a part of the CEC mission by providing food, free of charge, that is used in their food pantry. "The food that Midwest Food Bank provides always adds to the over...
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MFB Texas hires new Community Development Coordinator

Rhonda Revels has joined the staff at Midwest Food Bank Texas as Community Development Coordinator. Her previous experience in customer service, sales, and marketing will help MFB grow community partnerships and a volunteer base. "Rhonda's background makes her a perfect fit for Midwest Food Bank," says David Emerson, Executive Director of ...
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MFB Pennsylvania hires new Executive Director

It started with an invitation to visit MFB Pennsylvania. It ended in the hiring of a new Executive Director. Kathy Anderson-Martin will join the MFB Pennsylvania team as the Executive Director, effective Oct. 18. At her first visit, Kathy was impressed with MFB's mission and stewardship of resources. As someone who had distributed food to thos...
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MFB Georgia satellite distribution in Tennessee celebrates 4 years

In an effort to reach more people, Midwest Food Bank holds satellite distributions where there is not an MFB warehouse. Sometimes these locations are even in other states. August 2021 marked the fourth anniversary of the MFB Georgia satellite distribution in Morristown, TN.  When this distribution began four years ago, nine agencies ...
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MFB Georgia hires new Volunteer Coordinator

Lina Martin is a new employee at Midwest Food Bank Georgia, but she is not new to MFB. She will serve as the Volunteer Coordinator in Georgia. Shortly after MFB Georgia opened in 2011, Lina started volunteering. She helped on food distribution days and then became trained to lead volunteer groups. She also worked for a food partner that receives fo...
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MFB Peoria holds Volunteer Appreciation brunch

The volunteers of MFB Peoria selflessly give of their time and talents to benefit those struggling with food insecurity. They bring the MFB mission to life every day. On July 31, the MFB Peoria staff honored them with a volunteer appreciation party. More than 50 volunteers came for brunch, prizes, fun, and fellowship. Hosted at the same time a...
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MFB Peoria welcomes two new board members

Midwest Food Bank Peoria would like to welcome and introduce two people that have recently joined our advisory board. Roopa Foulger is the Vice President of Data Delivery at OSF Healthcare. She learned about MFB during a lunch she attended with her husband. The couple now supports MFB as Share Partners - a recurring giving program. Roopa ...
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Volunteer couple leading the way at MFB Morton

When busy work schedules and family life started to slow down and transition to the next phase, Brent and Jeanne Reddish decided to look for a place to share their time. That search led them to Midwest Food Bank Morton after talking with Gib Rapp, an active board member for MFB East Africa. "Gib's passion and information about MFB gave us...
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MFB celebrates the contributions of volunteer truckers

At Midwest Food Bank, we are surrounded by unsung heroes every day. Our business model relies heavily on a strong volunteer base. Volunteers fill many roles, such as bookkeeper, receptionist, file clerk, building maintenance, forklift operator, cook, volunteer leader, food distributor. These vital jobs are done with love, warmth, and joy as people ...
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Mo Cotton Kelly joins MFB New England advisory board

Opened last December, MFB New England continues to build a team that will serve people throughout the region. A new member of the team is Montique "Mo" Cotton Kelly. Mo brings 24 years of experience in higher education and is the Vice President - Alumni Relations, Annual Giving and Communications at the University of Connecticut Foundation. Sh...
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Helping MFB New England by driving a semi

Dan Bahler enjoys driving a semi. It's a skill he learned in the 1980s and has trained many drivers since then. On a 5th-generation family dairy farm in Ellington, he honed his driving skills. Now, he's doing something he enjoys while benefiting those in need by driving for Midwest Food Bank New England. "After my first ride with Dan, I h...
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Midwest Food Bank hires a new IT Director

Midwest Food Bank is pleased to announce the hire of Nate Westerfield as our new IT Director. He began at MFB on September 7 and will work part-time through October. Beginning November 1, he will transition to full-time and be located in Morton, IL division. Nate brings more than 20 years of IT experience to MFB. Most recently, Nate has served as t...
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Thanks to all who made Taste and Tour 2021 a success

The three Central Illinois locations of Midwest Food Bank enjoyed the opportunity to share our mission with the community while raising funds. Taste and Tour is just what it sounds like: a great Taste-ing meal after a Tour of MFB. Taste and Tour 2021 was held on August 21 at the Bloomington-Normal, Morton, and Peoria MFB locations. Between 4 and 7 ...
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Kellogg a valuable partner of Midwest Food Bank

Cereal and related products (granola and breakfast bars) are great things for Midwest Food Bank to give to our partner nonprofits. They are shelf-stable, appeal to all ages, and support three of our main programs: Food for Nonprofits, Disaster Relief, and Hope Packs. In the past, we would purchase these products. That's one reason we are so thankfu...
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