Bloomington, IL

History

Midwest Food Bank - Bloomington Division

 

Midwest Food Bank (MFB), a faith-based, non-denominational nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization, was started in 2003 when the Kieser family began providing food out of a barn on their family farm.

 

MFB began by serving about 10 food pantries in McLean County, Illinois. Today the Bloomington division serves over 260+ organizations across the eastern 2/3 of Illinois in 39 counties. The food given out each month now reaches over 130,000 people.

 

Midwest Food Bank Bloomington purchased a 28,000 sq. ft. warehouse in south Bloomington in 2005. 

 

The amount of food we distribute has steadily grown over the years as we strive to fight hunger.  We receive donated food from food manufacturers, distributors, grocers, community and organizational food drives, and from individual donors. Today, we distribute over $8.3 million in food each month. Midwest Food Bank functions today as it did at its founding: a faith-based community organization consisting of hundreds of volunteers, generous donors, and corporate partners, all operating to serve those in need.

 

A new location is purchased in late 2016. After extensive remodeling, MFB was relocated to 2031 Warehouse Road, Normal, IL. With nearly 100,000, this warehouse was almost triple the size of the previous one. 

 

Below is a map showing the counties with agencies served by the Bloomington division, as well as a map showing all of the locations and service areas of Midwest Food bank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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