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Monsoon disaster relief

Published: Monday @ 11:35 AM by Peter Goddard

During the evening on August 2, a powerful monsoon storm swept through the Phoenix area. The hardest hit area was just southwest of Phoenix in Rainbow Valley. Fierce winds and rain destroyed at least 15 homes and damaged many others.


When the news hit, Midwest Food Bank immediately reached out to the on-site support team with the American Red Cross. Our call reached the team just as they had …


Unexpected blessings

Published: July 12th 2018 @ 1:15 PM by Peter Goddard

So often it is the unexpected that is the greatest blessing.  On June 28, Midwest Food Bank Arizona held its first off-site packing activity at the Desert Financial corporate offices in Tempe, AZ.  


Just 2 ½ weeks earlier a representative of Desert Financial was passing by MFB in Arizona and stopped in to see if we could fill the event gap left by another non-profit that had to cancel.  …


Welcome Patrick to the team

Published: July 10th 2018 @ 1:10 PM by Peter Goddard

In June, Midwest Food Bank welcomed Patrick Hodgkinsas the new Executive Director of the Arizona location. His background includes operations management rolesfor a variety of industries and in pastoral and Christian camping roles. Most recently, Patrick was the regional manager of Feed My Starving Children. While there, he increased their international food aid program by 400%.



Patrick has been involved in volunteer sessions and food distributions, and is …


Glorious Saturdays

Published: May 4th 2018 @ 2:50 PM by Peter Goddard

Want to give back to the community but find it hard to schedule that time in this fast-paced world? Then Midwest Food Bank's Glorious Saturdays are just what you need.


Every Saturday, MFB offers volunteer opportunities for all ages and abilities. Walk-in with no appointment anytime from 9 a.m. to noon. We'll have something you can do to help others in need. After the work is over, stay for …


How else can they learn?

Published: May 4th 2018 @ 1:30 PM by Peter Goddard

One generation shall praise thy works to another

-Psalm 145:4


It's a wonderful thing to see the joy of giving come alive in the eyes of children. We are blessed to be able to provide that learning experience at Midwest Food Bank. 


Many tasks in a warehouse setting are unsuitable for youngsters. Forklifts aren't usually driven by children. But …

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