Peoria, IL
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The Midwest Food Bank story started in 2003 and is so special we wanted to share it with you.

Our Mission

As a faith based organization it is the mission of Midwest Food Bank to alleviate hunger and poverty by gathering and distributing food donations to not-for-profits and disaster sites without cost to recipients.










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Our Story




Retiring from Truck Driving But Not Goodness

Lawerence Tanner and his wife, Annette are true spirits of goodness and servants to the world we live in.  They exemplify the goodness and roots of what MFB is and strives to be.  The odometers of love and service are not measurable as they have driven our trucks countless milesto …

Safety in Giving

Safety in our warehouse is very important to our Director of Operations, Jerry Croegaert.  Jerry, an OSHA Certified Instructor,  recently spent an evening with some of our dedicated volunteers training them to safetly operate our forklifts.  They spent hours reviewing the OSHA requirements for powered industrial forktruck training manual, answering …

A Teddy Bear's Unlikely Journey

From time to time as we unpack donated loads we come across items like clothing, makeup, toys or stuffed animals - non-food items that usually don’t have a place in a food bank.  Many of the items find homes fairly quickly via our partnering agencies but for some reason stuffed animals …

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