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Jan
27
2016

Helping provide clean water for Flint, MI

Published: January 27th 2016 @ 3:00 PM by Phil Hodel

We are doing what we can to help the residents of Flint, MI, deal with a water crisis. A full semi load of water left Bloomington Monday, January 25. Included were individual bottles, gallon and 2½ gallon containers of water.  

The water was delivered to Indianapolis, IN, where TV station Fox 59 is coordinating a water drive. MFB is providing the transportation for the drive.

Jan
26
2016

Give Thanks 2015

Published: January 26th 2016 @ 9:45 AM by Phil Hodel

Blustery weather didn't stop over 100 volunteers from helping families have a Thanksgiving meal. Midwest Food Bank partnered with Home Sweet Home to provide meals to over 1,875 local families in Give Thanks 2015. Complete thanksgiving meals (turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie, etc.) were boxed and distributed to low-income families a few days before Thanksgiving. 

Jan
26
2016

Bloomington division growth by the numbers

Published: January 26th 2016 @ 9:35 AM by Phil Hodel

2015 was a year of growth at Bloomington.  Food donations reached 23 million pounds, a 1.5 million pound increase over 2014.  This increase helped us serve more of those in need.  47,000 more cases of food (or 26 semi loads) were delivered in 2015 than in the previous year.  New distribution offices in Fairfield and Morton enabled us to increase the number of agencies we serve from 245 …

Jan
25
2016

Published: January 25th 2016 @ 12:00 PM by Jim Wagner

Dec
31
2015

MIDWEST FOOD BANK TO ASSIST TORNADO VICTIMS IN TEXAS

Published: December 31st 2015 @ 2:35 PM by Jim Wagner

Bloomington-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 …

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