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Higher learning, higher calling

Published: May 3rd 2018 @ 8:20 AM by Peter Goddard

" this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words

the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' "

- Acts 20:35

It's a blessing to us at MFB to see so many people concerned about those in need. Elementary school children learn …


28,000 meals in one morning

Published: March 6th 2018 @ 3:10 PM by Carol Jankowski

225 volunteers, 2.5 hours, 7,000 meal packets!

That is what Midwest Food Bank, Resonate Church, and many volunteers accomplished on March 3. The math is even more powerful when you consider that each packet feeds four people - that's 28,000 meals.

The Morton location of MFB is working with groups in central Illinois to organize and host events that allow volunteers to hand measure and pack the rice and beans …


Tender Mercies off and running

Published: February 23rd 2018 @ 1:45 PM by Phil Hodel

The Morton location started 2018 by packing and preparing a container of Tender Mercies is be shipped to Haiti. This was in cooperation with MFB’s newly established Haiti Division.


A total of 59,400 packets left the Morton warehouse in mid-January with a final destination of Haiti. Volunteers on the Tender Mercies machine worked diligently to fill this order and set a one-day production record for the machine with 7,300 …


Tender Mercies machine cleaning

Published: January 31st 2018 @ 1:55 PM by Phil Hodel

Midwest Food Bank Morton houses the machine that bags Tender Mercies, our one-pot meal. Tender Mercies contains rice, beans, protein and seasonings, providing a balanced meal while tasting delicious.


 In January, volunteers that operating this machine produced more than 50,000 Tender Mercies meal packets. Each packet feeds four people - you can do the math!


Below are Roy and Jim - two of the regular volunteers at the …


Feed the 5,000 - new event

Published: December 19th 2017 @ 2:45 PM by Phil Hodel

Midwest Food Bank Morton hosted the first ever “Feed the 5,000” event in November 2017 . Three Morton churches, Bethel Lutheran, Blessed Sacrament and Grace Church, participated by sponsoring the cost of a pallet of Tender Mercies. Volunteers from each church worked together to pack their pallet, too.


A pallet of Tender Mercies feeds 5,280 people at a cost of $726. Each church had the option of directing their …

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