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Young volunteer a dynamo at MFB New England

Josh sounds like a typical 12-year-old. He likes playing video games, jumping on a trampoline with friends, and playing with his family's six cats.He also likes to volunteer at Midwest Food Bank New England, and he brings energy and curiosity to every task."When he's volunteering, he's a real dynamo, a bundle of energy," says Brent Carl, MFB New En...

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New MFB Arizona employee fulfilling a fellowship

The transition from working life to retirement is a big life event. When that time was approaching for Jack Cone he decided to take advantage of a program offered by his employer. Jack worked for 35 years for Intel Corporation with an emphasis in lithography and a specialty in optics. He decided to take advantage of a Fellowship Program offered by ...

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Arizona Congressman Biggs visited MFB

When people visit Midwest Food Bank for the first time they often are surprised by the amount of food MFB gathers and then gives to nonprofits.That was the case for Congressman Andy Biggs when he visited MFB Arizona. "Throughout his visit Congressman Biggs was exposed to the tremendous volume of food given out every month," says Q Nielsen, Operatio...

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MFB Haiti continues to serve a troubled population

MFB Haiti is seeing increased need every day. We are thankful for the Lord's provision as we work against overwhelming odds to help the hungry. Here is a look at what we are doing.Please pray for Haiti as it endures a dire political, security, economic, and humanitarian crisis, spiraling deeper into mayhem each week. As gangs now control much of th...

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A month of supporting Kapu Africa's nonprofit partners

At Kapu Africa, we often have a front-row seat to see our food placed in the hands of those who need it. Here is a look at some of the highlights of last month.  August 25 Because Kapu Africa (Midwest Food Bank East Africa) and Brookside Dairy have a partnership, over 600 children get nutritious yogurt at school. Recently, ...

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New advisory board member for MFB Texas

Midwest Food Bank Texas recently welcomed Roman Ray to the advisory board.  Roman is a General Manager for Luby's, and finds community events in the Dallas/Ft. Wirth area for the company. He is focused on networking and building programs at Luby's to give back to the community, especially children. Homelessness is in R...

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Meet a Midwest Food Bank food recipient

Many wonderful people make things happen at Midwest Food Bank. Passionate volunteers, generous financial and food donors, and dedicated staff all play a part in bringing the MFB mission to life. Then there are the other wonderful people, those who receive the food.  Meet Priscilla. She is a student who receives supplemental...

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Wholesale company donates food to MFB New England

Food surplus can end up as waste unless someone takes action. Gary Guminiak took action.  Gary is a senior industrial engineer for Ahold Delhaize USA, a multinational retail and wholesaling company with brands that serve millions of customers in the US, Europe, and Indonesia. Ahold Delhaize's companies in the US include established and well-kn...

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MFB Values: Embracing Our Communities

Midwest Food Bank has five values that are based on the fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23. Our facilities are intentionally designed so we can embrace our community, with kitchens, Conference Rooms, and project space in our warehouses. Here is a look at what "Embracing Our Communities" means to MFB. MFB's mission&nb...

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Sibling volunteers bless MFB Georgia

Taking courses online allows some flexibility in one's day. How do homeschoolers Anna and Josh Nuemaier use that flexibility? By volunteering. About a year ago, Anna and Josh began coming to volunteer at MFB Georgia. They had been looking for volunteer opportunities and MFB came highly recommended. After coming a few times, they became regulars. "J...

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MFB Georgia celebrates volunteers at Morristown, TN

Satellite or remote distributions allow Midwest Food Bank to reach more people without the cost of a physical location. MFB delivers food to a place some distance away from its warehouse and gives it to nonprofit agencies in that area. MFB Georgia recently celebrated five years of distributing food from Morristown, TN. It was a bittersweet tim...

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Generosity is contagious for MFB Arizona nonprofit partner

"A lot of experiences along the way" is how a nonprofit called My Contagious Generosity started in 2011.The story starts like this - Marie Kayser always felt a nudge to help people who lost everything to a natural disaster. She thought about having a place to collect water, food, and hygiene items. With her husband's background in distribution and ...

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New MFB Florida advisory board member

As Midwest Food Bank Florida continues to grow and look to the future, advisory board members play an essential role in helping us get there.Jeanne Richmond's experience matches MFB's vision of broadening impact in Florida. She is the chairperson and principal for e2Companies, a provider of energy solutions. Jeanne recently joined the advisory boar...

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MFB New England partner gives food and smiles

People that come to Crossroads Community Cathedral Food Pantry in East Hartford get a bag of groceries delivered with a smile.This pantry serves about 100 families from East Hartford and Manchester weekly, and some people drive 25 miles to access the pantry. Crossroads is located in a church and has about 15 volunteers, says Amy Rivera, food p...

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New England board member brings kind-hearted passion

"In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words Lord Jesus himself said: It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20-35  When Midwest Food Bank New England hosted a ribbon cutting to announce its opening Millie Texidor-Maffucci was there. She toured the facility and left w...

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Family food boxes: One way MFB provides Disaster Relief

Before a disaster hits, Midwest Food Bank is ready. Being ready means providing what is needed for that particular disaster because flooding, wildfires, hurricanes, and tornadoes differ. But the common denominator is the people in the middle of those disasters. Mike Hoffman, director of inventory and logistics for MFB, says helping people through t...

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New Volunteer Manager at Peoria MFB

When it comes to conversation, Dominica Rogers can span topics from geological forces to counted cross-stitch.That gift makes her a perfect fit for her Community Relations and Volunteer Manager position at Midwest Food Bank Peoria. She joined the staff in August."Dominica brings much community and volunteer relations experience, and she is looking ...

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Nussbaum Trucking Academy's unique partnership with MFB

Nussbaum Trucking saw a need and provided a solution. The need - the CDL driving course at Heartland College had grown beyond the college's ability to manage. The solution - the Nussbaum Trucking Academy at Heartland Community College in Normal. The Academy started in the fall of 2021, and so far, 58 students have completed training and education t...

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MFB Morton visits Garden of Hope

The squash, tomatoes, green beans, and potatoes are just part of the harvest at St. Ann's Garden of Hope in Peoria. The garden, part of the OSF Faith Community Nursing program, grows healthy food for people in the area so they can minister to them as a whole person - body, mind, and spirit. Recently, MFB Morton was asked to be a part of the Wednesd...

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MFB Morton volunteer fills a specific need

God provides before we even know it's needed. That happens all the time at Midwest Food Bank. Nancy Bucher stopped at MFB Morton to see if there was a need for a volunteer bookkeeper. There wasn't an immediate need, but one soon arose. "I gave Nancy a call and she came and stepped right into the role," says Lisa Martin, executive director in Morton...

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