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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 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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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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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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Midwest Food Bank providing Disaster Relief for 16 years

Midwest Food Bank has been actively responding to disasters in 2021. Hurricanes Henri and Ida are the latest opportunities MFB has had to support disaster victims in the US. Hurricane Ida formed on August 23, a notable date in hurricane history. Midwest Food Bank began offering Disaster Relief with Hurricane Katrina, which formed on the same date i...
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IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) a way to partner with MFB

Midwest Food Bank values our donors, and we make effective use of every gift with integrity. We frequently receive questions about various ways to give to MFB, and one mechanism – IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution - is a way that benefits donors and MFB. Making an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) You can donate up to $100,000 in...
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MFB Florida blessed by grants from Simply Healthcare Foundation and others

Thank you to the Anthem Foundation and Simply Healthcare Foundation for their generous gift of $20,000 towards our Food Relief-Partner Pantry Program. As a new donor to Midwest Food Bank Florida, we are grateful for their support and community partnership as we work together to execute and expand our food relief mission. Simply Healthcare Foundatio...
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Welcome summer intern to MFB Florida

Welcome to Midwest Food Bank Florida summer intern, Sydney MacNeill. She is studying Communications and Public Relations at Florida Gulf Coast University. "I'm excited to get hands-on experience while working for an organization that helps people in time of need," says Sydney. Sydney also works as a waitress. In her free time, she en...
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Elementary students visit MFB Florida

When Midwest Food Bank Florida was asked to host a group of elementary students this spring our answer was, "Yes, please!"  The local Business Networking International group organized a volunteer day with a local elementary school in May. Students, parents, and BNI members arrived at MFB Florida and were greeted by lead volunteers Deborah...
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New Community Relations Manager joins MFB Florida

June 6, 2021, was the first day of Ken White's employment at Midwest Food Bank Florida. He is our new Community Relations Manager. Ken brings 15 years of nonprofit experience to the position, including leadership roles in other food banks. Most recently, he was with Lighthouse Ministries of Lakeland, FL. Ken is looking forward to bri...
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MFB nonprofit partners helping college students

Starving college student. We've probably all used that phrase. It conjures up stereotypical images of a young man or woman making ramen noodles over a hotplate. The thought makes us smile. For some, the phrase is not a stereotype. Nor is it something to smile about. Based on school and location, food insecurity rates on college and university ...
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MFB shares the love of Christ in multiple ways

As a faith-based organization, it is the mission of Midwest Food Bank to share the love of Christ by alleviating hunger and malnutrition locally and throughout the world and providing disaster relief; all without discrimination.  -Mission statement of Midwest Food Bank Our mission of sharing the love of Christ is accomplished primarily th...
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MFB 2021: A Mid-Year Review

Reflecting on the first half of 2021, Midwest Food Bank is thankful for the Lord's blessings as we continue to grow and serve from our 12 locations across the US, Kenya, and Haiti. Our generous donors and dedicated volunteer family encourage and support us in the fight against food insecurity. Some of the progress made this year includes the follow...
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Bradley loves MFB Hope Packs

Bradley Schwab is a 6th grader at Sterling Middle School. He was born with dwarfism, a unique medical condition that results in short stature. Despite his size, Bradley is a towering presence in the hearts of many people. He is the life of his classroom and a joy to his teachers. Like many other students at Sterling Middle Schoo...
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New Community Relations intern at MFB Florida

Internships offer college students a way to gain experience while learning. They also provide MFB a consistent, dedicated volunteer presence. At MFB Florida, we're happy to welcome Melissa Kessler to a Community Relations internship. Melissa is a Junior at Florida Gulf Coast University majoring in Communication with a focus in Public Relations...
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MFB Florida supports local veteran relief agencies

Following a medical discharge from the US Marine Corps, Thomas found himself facing many difficult challenges. He relied on local veteran support agencies like Hearts and Homes for Veterans to get back on his feet.  Thomas became a volunteer and then a full-time employee at Hearts and Homes. He is dedicated to giving back to community mem...
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Safe environments for MFB volunteers and partners

Sharing the love of Christ by alleviating hunger is core to the mission of Midwest Food Bank. "Serving Those in Need" is the first of our values. Care for our food recipients is at the core of everything we do. This same loving care extends to our volunteers, our nonprofit partners, and our staff. Providing a safe environment is one of the ways Mid...
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Donor Advised Funds (DAF) a way to partner with MFB

Midwest Food Bank values our donors and we steward every gift with integrity. We frequently receive questions about various ways to give to MFB and one mechanism - Donor-Advised Funds - is a way donors have partnered with MFB to achieve their giving goals and benefit our mission. A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows yo...
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5 ways to celebrate your birthday with MFB

Young and old, child and adult, we all love celebrating a birthday! At Midwest Food Bank, we enjoy celebrating with you. Here are 5 ways we equip you to celebrate your own birthday or someone else's: 1. Tribute Gift: When you donate online, you can make your gift a tribute to celebrate a birthday. Midwest Food Bank will send a card to the person yo...
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