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Tea Time!

We had a delicious treat! Peoria Seva Mandal shared their homemade Chai tea with us after their volunteer time. They have faithfully served MFB for years and a true friendship has been created. We look forward to their smiles and willing hearts on Thursdays. 

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Birthday Blessings!

Samyuktha had heard about others asking for donations for Midwest Food Bank in lieu of birthday presents. She decided that she wanted to share in the joy of giving to others for her 6th Birthday!! Today, she and her parents brought in 162 pounds of food from her recent birthday party with friends to give to those in need! Happy Birthday Samyuktha!!...

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Clay Shoot for Hunger

June 9th started ominously, but the skies cleared just in time for our 9th Annual Clay Shoot for Hunger fundraiser. Nearly 200 shooters in teams of 4-5 took their best aim to reduce hunger in our communities. All of the profits went to the Peoria and Morton Midwest Food Bank locations. The Oak Ridge Sportsman's Club in Mackinaw, IL was the perfect ...

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Growth Campaign Update

‚ÄčIn 2017, Midwest Food Bank in Peoria kicked off a growth campaign with the sole purpose of improving and increasing our distribution of food and community engagement through volunteer projects. Since then, we have been blessed to receive donations and pledges totaling $530k, over halfway to our revised goal of $930k. Thank you for your support of ...

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Collingsworth Family Concert

What a night! Praising the Lord with the Collingsworth Family is so special to MFB every year. Thanks for all that raised the roof at Bethany Baptist Church in Edwards, IL for this sold-out fundraising concert. We look forward to hosting the Collingsworth Family again next June.   View Video from the event

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Harvest for the Holidays blesses Midwest Food Bank

 Harvest for the Holidays Megan Grebner had a great idea and went about to achieve it. The campaign is partnered with The Illinois Farmer's' Bureau, News Radio 1470 and Classic Country Radio 1290. The Beginning: The Midwest Food Bank launched its "harvest for the holidays" campaign November 5, 2010, a way for area farmers to donate a part of t...

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Happy New Year - January Distribution

January Distribution 2014 was a huge success despite the bitter cold and a slick beginning to Tuesday morning. Over 200 volunteers came during the 4 days to help share the blessings and 202 partner agencies were here to collect the food and supplies that were given freely. The Dream Center Peoria has been a pantry partner for a long time and they a...

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Tazewell County Relief Effort

As you know, Midwest Food Bank distributes food to over 200 agencies every month. During that week, our warehouse fills with volunteers willing to share their time and energy to benefit others in need. They help us load trucks, trailers and cars with food! When the November 17th tornado hit, MFB responded quickly supporting the need. As additional ...

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18 Holes of Goodness!

The temperature was HOT but generosity and fellowship abound at this year's Golf Outing to benefit the Peoria and Morton Divisions of Midwest Food Bank. Thank you to all the volunteers who worked tirelessly to coordinate this event, sponsors who generously gave to offset expenses and provide raffle/door prizes, Weaver Ridge Golf Course for a beauti...

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Our Giving Record

We've hit a new record! October was a fruitful month of giving allowing us to distribute more than 36,000 cases of foods to our partnering agencies. We are so thankful that in November over 37,000 cases have been distributed. Our generous and committed volunteers moved, packaged, and loaded up these cases for our partneriring agencies to distribute...

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4 Star Rating

Here at the MFB, we unabashedly pray for God's guidance and provision to feed those in need. Our ability to meet this goal of service is only possible through all the dedicated volunteers and donors that trickle and sometimes pour through our doors on a weekly basis. It is because of our talented staff, these volunteers and donors that have earned ...

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Bird's Eye View of Distribution

Midwest Food Bank will be working on a new video this year and the company we selected did a short film on a Peoria Distribution! Each month MFB nationally distributes over 200,000 cases of free food donations. That is over 100 semi-truck loads that God has provided for so many needs. In Peoria over 243 agencies receive these products every month. ...

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Clay Shoot for Hunger 2015

 We have so much to be thankful for during this year's Clay Shoot: 1.Thank you God! - He cleared the clouds and put the rain on hold. His timing is always good. This alone brighted everyone's mood! 2.Thank you Shooters! - We had a record of 203 shooters, put together into 42 teams. Light-hearted kidding and smiles abounded from our youngest te...

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Disaster Relief to flood victims in South Carolina

We received a call Friday mid-morning from The Salvation Army Disaster Relief requesting disaster relief family boxes be delivered to Columbia, South Carolina over the weekend. The water has receded enough in the Columbia, SC area for disaster relief organizations like the Salvation Army to begin clean up efforts and support to the victims of flood...

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Happy Hands at Work!

We have so much to be thankful for as the doors of 2015 closed, and then opened again for 2016! The best story for 2016, is to walk in the warehouse and see a local "Life Skills" class working hard, smiling, talking, and packaging products for distribution. There are no barriers to MFB volunteers, as all are needed and valued for their contribution...

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MFB Working on the Railroad........

I've been working on the Railroad, all the live long day.................. If you're old enough to remember this old folk song about working on the Railroad and Dinah in the kitchen we hope you are taping your foot to the tune. If you're too young to know this song, then Google the children's version and enjoy the story that follows. Midwest Food B...

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Peoria MFB Provides for Texas Tornado Disaster Area

Peoria-based Midwest Food Bank is assisting people whose homes have been damaged because of recent tornadoes in Texas. Midwest Food Bank has been asked by The Salvation Army to provide bottled drinks and family food boxes for people affected by the tornadoes. The first semitrailer load of 800 boxes will leave the Peoria warehouse Saturday, January ...

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Spring Newsletter

‚ÄčEach day is full of joyful and exciting moments at Midwest Food Bank and we love to share them. The stories and praise reports are because of you all giving of your time and talents. Each one of you is essential for Midwest Food Bank to Share the Blessing!MFB Read - Enjoy - Share! Want to recieve the next issue? Sign up We are so thankful for all ...

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God Answers Quickly

A quiet Friday afternoon after a very busy distribution week is interrupted by a phone call from our Disaster Relief Director, Mike Hoffman, for another semi-load of Salvation Army boxes needed for the storm-soaked South to be trucked out on Tuesday morning. We just emptied our shelves of the disaster relief boxes on Monday and trucked them to Flor...

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The Salvation Army and Midwest Food Bank Partner to Serve Hurricane Survivors

The Salvation Army and Midwest Food Bank, a longtime disaster partner, are working together to add emergency supplies to the growing relief operations supporting those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Midwest Food Bank will be collecting items to sort into food boxes and hygiene kits. These supplies will be delivered to disaster sites by Midwest Food ...

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