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Midwest Food Bank is expanding relief efforts to include victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Agape Flights, a nonprofit organization based in Venice, Florida will airlift six pallets of Tender Mercies™, the equivalent to nearly 32,000 meals, along with other essential supplies to Puerto Rico on Monday, September 25. Once in Puerto Rico, Love...

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Peoria Midwest Food Bank Growing Forward with Capital Campaign

​Peoria Midwest Food Bank is eagerly anticipating how the Lord will help us grow to serve more of neighbors and reach further into surrounding areas of need. Our passion is to love, give hope and food to those in need. Each day we are grateful for our kind volunteers that come alongside our passion and give of their valuable time and talents. Each ...

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The perfect anniversary date

Mahesh and Monica were married in Secunderbad, India, on November 15, 2007, and eventually located in Peoria, IL. Thinking of a way to celebrate their 10 anniversay, the couple thought about traveling to Greece. Monica's mother has some health issues, and so they decided to stay near home. Having volunteered at Midwest Food Bank through his work at...

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Serving MFB Together

Midwest Food Bank has fantastic volunteers, please read about a couple, Mike and Patty Cotta and how they serve those in need. Both of us just entered retirement (Mike, USDA Ag Lab; Patty, Parsec Enterprises). We had friends who volunteered at Midwest Food Bank. We decided it would be a good opportunity to serve so we inquired about the possibility...

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Kayla's Cupboard Food Pantry

​Midwest Food Bank is honored to support Kayla's Cupboard since February 2015. Serving and feeding people in need is not new for Harmony Bible Church, who has a food pantry in Danville, IA for many years and desired to reach more people but their location 5 miles outside of Danville and 12 miles from Burlington, made it unreachable by many in need....

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Agencies Together

Reflecting on Community Partnerships Peoria Midwest Food Bank could not distribute donated food to the many people in need in our communities without the 310 partnering agencies we served in 2017. United in the efforts to alleviate hunger these; large-scaled feeding programs, small-town food pantries, or homeless shelters across 40 counties in Illi...

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Offering Food and the Gospel

Youth For Christ is a well-known local and international ministry and has been partnering with Midwest Food Bank for years. Recently Youth For Christ International Directors, Eli Beltran and Jose Gutierrez picked up food and Tender Mercies meals to deliver to Juarez, Mexico, a city desperate for food and support. YFC Mexico works with local churche...

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Sibling Rivalry to Give

​In 2016, Amanda inspired her 3 children, Alexandra, Colin and Ian, to forgo gifts and collect cans of food at their birthday celebrations. Soon after each birthday, the family loads up their donations and head to Midwest Food Bank – Peoria. (more to the story) There is a sweet sibling rivalry about whether their donation would be greater than thei...

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Lynch Serves Breakfast

​Lynch Aluminum Mfg. Co. is not just a neighbor in the warehouse district of North Peoria but serving friends to Midwest Food Bank – Peoria. In January 2016, we sent out a plea for trucking help and Lynch Aluminum graciously provided volunteer drivers and trailers. (Read newsletter article here) Since then, their owners and employees have worked si...

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A Walk to Serve

​Students from Dunlap CUSD #323 Wilder-Waite Elementary arrived to participate in Project Impact. They do various activities and fundraisers to support different groups and organizations. This month they chose to walk 1 mile to Midwest Food Bank-Peoria to learn what we do, label cans, taste our delicious Tender Mercies meal and then walk back to sc...

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Trivia Night 2018

The Young Leaders of Midwest Food Bank - Peoria organized the 2nd annual Trivia Night held in the warehouse. A packed house enjoyed team Trivia, prizes, games and a delicious spread of food. The questions were challenging but the teams were winning and cheering each other on. The Young Leaders consists of 8 professionals that have a heart to serve ...

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