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Huge effort to bless local families

Andretti Autosport partners Butterball and DHL teamed up with 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and his team to give back to the Indianapolis community by donating to agencies served by Midwest Food Bank Indiana. On November 14, 2017, Butterball, the producer of 20 percent of the nation's turkeys, and Andretti Autosport, the back-to-bac...

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Million Meal Marathon

The 7th Annual Million Meal Marathon was held on October 10, 2017. Thousands of happy volunteers filled the Lucas Oil Stadium to pack food. Local businesses, firefighters, police officers, Colts players and cheerleaders worked side-by side with Students, families, friends and neighbors. All had the same mission: feed hungry Hoosiers. Midwest Food B...

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"God is making it grow"

 "I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow." I Corinthians 3:6 Midwest Food Bank is watching the LORD grant increase to the generosity of others. Kaleo, a local non-profit, partners with ministries in the Indianapolis area. MFB Indiana was the recent recipient of a grant from Kaleo, to spruce up our kitchen and o...

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Pressed down and shaken together

"Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over ..." -Luke 6:38 Since the beginning of Midwest Food Bank Indiana, vast storehouses of food have been donated and subsequently given away. But as the saying goes, "You can't outgive the LORD." Food donations have increased at an amazing pace. In 2017, ...

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Kind Harvest Sponsorship

Hello friend of the Food Bank! I hope this message find you well! This year we are hosting a signature fundraising event here in Indianapolis called "Kind Harvest: An Open Air Meal". It will be a meal with our 500 good friends, seated at tables around the circle in downtown Indianapolis. We plan on having this event annually. Our hope is to raise o...

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Making a BIG Impact

Midwest Food Bank was named as a recipient of the Johnson County Community Foundation BIGs Grant. The $25,000 grant will be used to support the MFB's Promise for Protein Program for 2018/2019. The Promise for Protein is a grant-funded program that allows MFB to purchase ground pork for ninety-nine cents a pound. It started in 2010 is a collaborativ...

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Thanksgiving Relief for Hungry Families

MFB is pleased to report that the special distribution on Tuesday, November 22nd was a great success! Feed the Children teamed up with us to create a great event, and many Hoosier families were able to have food security over the holiday weekend thanks to the many thousands of pounds of food given away. Below is a link to Fox 59, who covered the ev...

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Indy Mayor Heads "Caravan of Care"

On 16 Dec 2011, Mayor Greg Ballard headed up a "Caravan of Care", delivering over 12,000 pounds of food and over $7,500 in donations to the Midwest Food Bank Indianapolis Division. Part of the mayor's Pack the Pantries Campaign, the caravan started downtown at the Indianapolis City/County building and drove with police escort several trucks loaded ...

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MFB Indy Sends Disaster Relief to Southern IN

As violent storms in early March have damaged many areas in Southern Indiana, MFB Indy has been part of the effort to provide food and other disaster relief to those who lost their homes, friends, and family in this tragedy. WISH TV, Channel 8, was able to help spotlight this effort recently. Below is a link to the article on their site, and the vi...

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MFB Indy Sending Disaster Relief to Baton Rouge

​Press Release: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 The Midwest Food Bank in cooperation with the Salvation Army will assist in disaster relief in Baton Rouge Louisiana. Initially four semi loads of disaster relief and personal care items will be sent to help in the hurricane Isaac relief efforts. The Midwest Food Bank is a faith based not for profit with ...

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MFB Indy Fall 2012 Newsletter Available!

Our new Fall Newsletter is out and available! It's packed with lots of great information about MFBIndy's impact in 2012, latest statistics, spotlights on our partner agencies, and more. As a special feature, it includes coverage of the recent efforts to provide disaster to relief to victims of the violent storms in southern Indiana. >> Click ...

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Midwest Food Bank ships first loads for Hurricane Sandy Relief

 Midwest Food Bank has the first two loads leaving today to provide The Salvation Army with disaster boxes for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Each load contains about 800 disaster boxes (each serves a family of four for 4-5 days). Individuals wishing to help support our efforts can contribute by calling Midwest Food Bank at 309 663-5350, online u...

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Midwest Indy participates in Mayor Ballards 6th annual Pack the Pantries campaign

The Indianapolis division of the Midwest Food Bank is participating once again in Mayor Ballard's 6th annual pack the pantries campaign. Collections of cased non perishable items will be collected through December 15th, 2013. all donations collected will be distributed to local food pantries. For more information on where to donate go to www.indy.g...

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MFBIndy Partners with IASP

MFBIndy is excited to announce a new partnership with the Indiana Association of School Principles (www.iasp.org)! This fall we will be kicking off the first annual Share the Spirit campaign. Sixty-six schools will be participating in a canned food drive with a goal of collecting 2,000 lbs of peanut butter, jelly, canned soups and canned veggies fr...

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Job Opening: Volunteer Coordinator

Dear Friends of MFB, I trust you are rejoicing in the goodness and greatness of our God. We are currently looking for a person to join our MFB Team as the Volunteer Coordinator/Administrative Assistant. This is a full time position and the person must have great people skills, a servant's heart and a sense of calling to this important ministry. Thi...

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MFB Tops Charity Navigator Charts

Charity Navigator again named us to two top ten lists in America. We are pleased that we can operate very efficiently with great results as we serve those in need. Charity Navigator is an organization that rates non-profits based on financial health, administrative expenses as well as transparency and accountability. The Midwest Food Bank received ...

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New Power Jacks!

Today MFBIndy received a delivery of two brand new Toyota Electric Power Jacks! These make the work our volunteers do around the warehouse infinitely easier than the manual pallet jacks when trying to move a ton of water. ProLift (a Toyota Company) offered these below cost and Dow AgroSciences gave us a grant to pay nearly 3/4 of the cost. The than...

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Summer 2014 Newsletter

​ Checkout our latest newsletter! Click here to download.

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Lilly Global Day of Service

 "Every October, nearly 24,000 Lilly employees spend a day out of the office, volunteering in communities around the world. Building on our strong heritage to make life better, our Global Day of Service is a single, coordinated effort to improve the communities where we live and work."* This year MFBIndy was blessed with about 25 volunteers fr...

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500 Turkeys for an Indy 500 win!

In honor of Ryan Hunter-Rey's Indianapolis 500 Victory this year, sponsor Butterball Turkey chose the Midwest Food Bank as recipient of 500 whole turkeys to donate to central Indiana. The Indianapolis division of the food bank was host on Monday to a media event where the turkeys were distributed to our partner organizations. 200 turkeys went to Wh...

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