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Caring Community Gives Thanks

Published: Yesterday @ 2:30 PM by Phil Hodel

Midwest Food Bank and Home Sweet Home Ministries completed another successful year of Give Thanks. With the generous support of the community, we collected enough turkeys and meal items to impact nearly 10,000 individuals.


Over 200 volunteers distributed the turkeys and meal boxes on November 18th and 20th at Midwest Food Bank. With the combined distribution dates, 2,416 households were served.


“It makes your Thanksgiving a little better …


Give Thanks 2017

Published: October 13th 2017 @ 9:50 AM by Phil Hodel

Helping others in need is a perfect way to give thanks for one's own blessings. Be involved in Give Thanks 2017, a joint effort of Midwest Food Bank and Home Sweet Home Ministries. 


Give Thanks 2017 will be held Saturday, November 18, 12 - 4 p.m., and Monday, November 20, 2-6 p.m. On those days, volunteers will give away boxes filled with all the supplies for a complete Thanksgiving …


Open House and Ribbon Cutting

Published: October 3rd 2017 @ 1:30 PM by Phil Hodel

On Thursday, September 21, Midwest Food Bank had the blessing of hosting an open house at our new facility. 


Guests followed a map for a self-guided tour. At the end of the tour, delicious hors d'oeurvres were ready to enjoy. At 4pm, everyone gathered for a McLean County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. 


As with every MFB endeavor, volunteers played a major role in the success of the …


Disaster Relief for Texas

Published: August 25th 2017 @ 1:50 PM by Phil Hodel

As a Salvation Army first responder, Midwest Food Bank is answering the call to send disaster relief food boxes to Texas. This request for aid is unique in that it is made for a disaster yet to happen. Harvey is expected to make landfall on the central part of the Gulf coast early Saturday morning as a major hurricane. The storm is expected to stall and dump devastating rainfall …


Food Bank Flier 2017

Published: July 3rd 2017 @ 2:50 PM by Phil Hodel

Midwest Food Bank received a wonderful blessing from Team 224, an offer to host a fundraising bike ride. The first Food Bank Flyer was held on Saturday, June 24, 2017. 

It was a beautiful summer morning, cool and sunny. Cyclists began arriving at 6:30am to register. The first riders left at 7am. Others registered and left later. There were 20, 40 and 60 miles routes, as well as a 5K …

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