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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 …


Disaster Relief for Texas

Published: August 28th 2017 @ 3:00 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. By the end of Hurricane Harvey, up to 100 inches of rain is possible. Already over 30,000 people are seeking temporary shelter.

The extreme and widespread damage calls for long term relief efforts.


Two semi loads of Family Food Boxes have been sent to …


Choosing to serve

Published: March 21st 2017 @ 9:20 AM by Carol Jankowski

Warren and Lloyd are two of the faithful volunteers at the Morton Division. On Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. volunteers can work together during our weekly "Walk In Wednesdays". Volunteers do not need to sign up, just show up. All ages work together on processing food donations, re-packaging projects or Tender Mercies. These volunteers are critical to the mission of feeding those in need but …


Pass the milk

Published: January 31st 2017 @ 11:30 AM by Carol Jankowski


Cornflakes anyone? MFB Morton received 15,600 pounds of this cereal and our faithful volunteers are re-packaging it into small bags for the many food pantries and agencies we serve. Pass the milk!


Our volunteers, our best advocates

Published: January 10th 2017 @ 11:20 AM by Phil Hodel

Midwest Food Bank volunteers become our best advocates and the Ingham family of Washington is a great example of that. They were encouraged to volunteer at Midwest Food Bank by the Otte family - regular volunteer leaders at the Morton Division.

“We needed to find something that our family could do together and enjoy while serving our community,” Tara Ingham said. Tara and her husband, Chad, have …

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