Midwest Food Bank Peoria held our first Tender Mercies packaging event on January 4th and it was awe inspiring!

Over 250 volunteers came for a two-hour shift to hand pack Tender Mercies meals. By the end of the day we had eight pallets of Tender Mercies meals – enough to feed 42,250 people!

Tender Mercies is a meal program of Midwest Food Bank. Each packet includes rice, beans, fortified chicken seasoning and a soy protein. When cooked with water Tender Mercies provides a nutritious and filling meal for four people. And it tastes delicious!

Our volunteers included many local families, business organizations and various groups. It is our prayer, that God will bless everyone who joined us and gave two hours of their time.

Below are some photos of the happy, smiling volunteers, giving of their time to provide meals for others.