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A hill of beans

​At Midwest Food Bank we are often reminded of God's ability to provide exactly what is needed at just the right time. That happened again recently when MFB received four semi-loads of beans – black, pinto, kidney – from a farmer in Illinois and another farmer in Iowa. How did these farmers know to contact MFB with this donation? One...

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Christian Brothers Automotive Helping Those In Need

Midwest Food Bank Georgia recently received a grant from Christian Brothers Automotive Fischer Crossings in Sharpsburg, GA. The car repair services shop recently donated $16,000 to MFB for the purchase a semi-trailer. The trailer will double our capacity to receive donated loads of food. It will also provide cost savings by reducing our truck broke...

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Midwest Food Bank Video Receives 2018 Telly Award

Midwest Food Bank's "Together" Video produced by Malt Maker Media received the 2018 Silver Telly Award. The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens. The video which highlights and promotes the importance of personal involvement in helping those who struggle with food insecurity. It's theme is reminiscent of the days...

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2018 Volunteers of the Year

Deb Amdor and Karen Cushing are familiar faces at Midwest Food Bank Bloomington-Normal. Out of the thousands of volunteers, they are being recognized as our 2018 Volunteers of the Year, for going above and beyond in giving of their time and talent.  Deb has an unrelenting dedication to data entry and took on the very big job of entering the vo...

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An Event To Feed Thousands

Midwest Food Bank Peoria held our first Tender Mercies packaging event on January 4th and it was awe inspiring! Over 250 volunteers came for a two-hour shift to hand pack Tender Mercies meals. By the end of the day we had eight pallets of Tender Mercies meals – enough to feed 42,250 people! Tender Mercies is a meal program of Midwest Food Bank. Eac...

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Welcome Back Rollie and Denise Reed!

"Each of you should use whatever gifts you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10 Citing this verse as inspiration, Rollie Reed joins Midwest Food Bank Peoria as Operations Manager. Prior to moving to Florida in 2014, Rollie was the Warehouse Manager for us. Now that he and his wife, D...

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Tender Mercies Style Chili

"Are you cooking chili? It smells good in here."  That was the reaction of a food pantry volunteer that was recently in the Morton Division to pick up food. Yes, we were cooking chili – Tender Mercies style. Midwest Food Bank Morton is the home site for Tender Mercies – a meal program of MFB. Each packet includes a high-grade rice, p...

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Our volunteers are vital

Volunteers are essential in our ability to provide services to our partner agencies. Midwest Food Bank Florida was made aware of that in a very real way in November. When we were short staffed, several volunteers stepped in to make sure our day-to-day operations continued to run smoothly. They opened the warehouse, managed the regular load-out of i...

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