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Water given in His name

Published: September 14th 2017 @ 1:55 PM by Phil Hodel

"God has brought water to Immokalee today!"

This was the good news announced by Mark of St. Matthew's House. 

Upon hearing that the water in Immokalee was not sanitary, Karl Steidinger, Director of Operations for Midwest Food Bank Florida, made a phone call to see if MFB could help. He was soon on the road with a semi load of bottled water.

The line began to form as soon as …


Disaster Relief for Texas

Published: August 28th 2017 @ 2:35 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 …


Bringing relief to disaster workers

Published: March 8th 2017 @ 1:30 PM by Phil Hodel

   A wildfire burned hundreds of acres of grassland in Miami-Dade County, Florida over the weekend, producing dangerous smoke. High winds contributed to the spread of the fire, creating a possible disaster situation.

   Midwest Food Bank Florida donated and delivered water and supplies to the Collier County Sheriff's Office for agencies working together to contain this devastating disaster. Thank you to all of the men and women who are …


Shopping at Amazon can benefit MFB

Published: February 23rd 2017 @ 11:10 AM by Phil Hodel

Amazon Smile is a program that directs 0.5% of the price of your purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. It's the same Amazon - same prices, same service. You are simply telling Amazon where you would like their chartable donations to go.

When you sign up, you will be asked which charity you would like Amazon to support. In the search field, enter "Midwest …


Monthly distribution

Published: February 3rd 2017 @ 2:00 PM by Phil Hodel

Once a month, we do a direct food distribution at the Cape Coral Veterans Memorial sponsored by the Gunterberg Foundation. It's an amazing opportunity for us to see the people on the receiving end of our donations. Here are some pictures of our most recent distribution. Take note of the group posed in front of the MFB truck. It's Heidi Basik with a group from Riverside Church. They came out …

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