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Mobile blessings

Published: Thursday @ 12:23 PM by Peter Goddard

Midwest Food Bank Florida began hosting mobile food pantries in Lehigh Acres and Immokalee in June. Volunteers Al Chilsom and Deb Dahlke, part of the Servants of Christ Outreach, conduct the pantries. They schedule the pantries and staff them with volunteers.


MFB sends a truck laden with food to the mobile pantry location. As a refrigerated truck, it is perfect for the meat, produce, bread and snacks distributed at …


Expanding our serve

Published: April 23rd 2018 @ 12:50 PM by Phil Hodel

Midwest Food Bank Florida has been experiencing some exciting growth. We've made some changes recently to adjust to the volume of food we receive and the number of agencies we serve.


In March, we changed our distribution model to every Tuesday. Prior to this, distribution was only two days per month. 


 This wouldn't be possible without a growing base of volunteers dedicated to helping those in need. For …


Blessings shared

Published: February 26th 2018 @ 1:15 PM by Phil Hodel

It was a beautiful and warm late afternoon in Ft Myers when guests began to arrive for the 3rd Annual MFB Florida "Sharing the Blessings" gala dinner and auction. Appetizers were ready to enjoy while perusing the many items on the auction.


While dining on a delicious braised rib dinner catered by Jamie and Jacob Catering, guests enjoyed music by Calypso Magic ("Skip" Bowman). Gentlemen from Teen Challenge and St. …


Welcome to a new Operations Manager

Published: February 1st 2018 @ 9:30 AM by Phil Hodel

Midwest Food Bank Florida is blessed to add Josh Roark to our team. His education, experience and gifts are a welcome addition.


Josh is currently working on his Bachelor Degree in Operations Management and Supply Chain Management. He will be getting our inventory up to corporate standards, making procurement decisions and manage product flow. Josh will also oversee our fleet maintenance and grounds upkeep. Working with our Volunteer Coordinator, …


Grant from Walmart provides truck

Published: December 19th 2017 @ 2:10 PM by Phil Hodel


Walmart has awarded Midwest Food Bank Florida an $80,000 grant to purchase a refrigerated box truck to serve those in need. Expected to arrive in January 2018, this blessing will allow MFB to expand the number of agencies served.


“The truck from Walmart will be a tremendous help in picking up and delivering food donations, says Karl Steidinger, Executive Director of MFB Florida. “Nutritious perishable foods in particular will …

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