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The Salvation Army and Midwest Food Bank Partner to Serve Hurricane Survivors
Published: September 1st 2017 @ 4:20 PM by: Jody Smith-Brown

The Salvation Army and Midwest Food Bank, a longtime disaster partner, are working together to add emergency supplies to the growing relief operations supporting those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  Midwest Food Bank will be collecting items to sort into food boxes and hygiene kits.  These supplies will be delivered to disaster sites by Midwest Food Bank, where they are distributed to those in need by The Salvation Army.

 

Mike Hoffman, Director of Operations for Midwest Food Bank, shared that “Since Hurricane Katrina, The Salvation Army and Midwest Food Bank have partnered together to deliver over 275,000 food boxes to disaster events. By working together, we can support survivors in a coordinated fashion.”

 

 

Midwest Food Bank locations are accepting donations Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM:

 

  • Bloomington, IL 2031 Warehouse Road Normal, IL 61761 Phone: (309) 663-5350
  • Peoria, IL 9005 N Industrial Rd. Peoria, IL 61615 Phone: (309) 691-5270
  • Indianapolis, IN 6450 S Belmont St. Indianapolis, IN 46217 Phone: (317) 786-8980
  • Morton, IL 700 Erie Avenue Morton, IL 61550 Phone: (309) 291-0900
  • Peachtree City, GA 220 Parkade Ct. Peachtree City, GA 30269 Phone: (770) 486-1103
  • Fort Myers, FL 5601 Division Drive Fort Myers, FL 33905 Phone: (239) 690-1722
  • Gilbert, AZ 725 E. Baseline Road Gilbert, AZ 85233 Phone: (515) 210-9400

 

MIDWEST FOOD BANK WILL ACCEPT:

Non-Perishable Food

Food items must be packaged in sturdy cans, boxes or bags.  Avoid items packaged in glass.  Acceptable items include:

  • Canned meals (soup, stews, chili)
  • Tuna (or other canned meats)
  • Boxed instant meals (mac n cheese, hamburger helper)
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned or bagged beans
  • Pasta & spaghetti sauce
  • Rice
  • Cereal
  • Healthy snacks

 

Baby Supplies

Baby supplies may include formula, food, bottles, pacifiers, diapers and wipes. 

 

Hygiene Products

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Razor
  • Deodorant
  • Hair brushes and combs
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Body wipes
  • Hand sanitizer

 

Unacceptable Items

  • Water and beverages.
  • Clothing
  • Chocolate and other candies.
  • Perishable items, such as fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, and pastries. 
  • Flour or sugar

 

To make a financial donation to support the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts please go to: Donate to Hurricane Harvey Efforts, call 1-309-691-5270, or mail/drop-off to 9005 N. Industrial Road, Attn:  Hurricane Harvey Relief, Peoria, IL 61615.

 

No used clothing or bottled water can be accepted. Right now, disaster areas are overwhelmed with those two commodities. But, you can always donate clothing and additional used items to your local Salvation Army Family Store, which helps support Salvation Army programs in your community.

For the latest information, please go to our website or our Facebook page.

 

About Midwest Food Bank
Midwest Food Bank is a faith based organization and their mission is to alleviate hunger and poverty by gathering and distributing food donations to not-for-profits and disaster sites without cost to the recipients. Our vision is to bridge the gap between poverty and prosperity. For more information about Midwest Food Bank, please go to www.midwestfoodbank.org.

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