Midwest Food Bank NFP

Sharing the Blessings

aka Midwest Food Bank   |   Normal, IL   |  https://midwestfoodbank.org/home

Mission

As a faith based organization it is the mission of Midwest Food Bank to alleviate hunger and poverty by gathering and distributing food donations to not-for-profits and disaster sites without cost to the recipients.

Ruling year info

2004

President & CEO

Mr. David Kieser

Main address

2031 Warehouse Rd

Normal, IL 61761-1038 USA

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EIN

41-2120170

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Food insecurity exists in every county in the United States. The most recent government data shows that 48.1 million people—including 15.3 million children—live in households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. That means 1 in 5 children under the age of 18 struggles with food insecurity. Every day MFB redistributes good, wholesome food that would otherwise be wasted.

"Our hope is to help bridge the gap between prosperity and poverty in our community." - David Kieser, Co-Founder & President / CEO.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Hunger Relief

Midwest Food Bank formed a parternship in 2005 with The Salvation Army during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. We continue to help as much as possible, and keep on hand several loads of boxes ready to be sent out at a moment's notice. Through donations and purchases each box contains: food, personal care items, and literature for a family of 4-6. Last year, MFB nationally gave out over 13,000 disaster boxes & supplies.

Population(s) Served

Distribution is the central program of MFB, serving over a thousand partner agencies. Each nonprofit organization go through an application process in order to begin receiving food. They depend on us to help them obtain food, on average receiving over 40% of their total food supply. These hunger-relief agencies are the front line between health and happiness versus hunger and despair.

Domestic locations are in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Texas

Population(s) Served

Midwest Food Bank, NFP provides via our partners food & supplies all over the world - from countries affected by natural disaster to places enduring economic despair. MFB food & supplies have been distributed in nearly 20 countries through missionary partnerships at orphanages, schools, and clinics. Currently, we have operations underway in Kenya, Africa.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

4 Star 2012

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4 Star 2013

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4 Star 2014

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4 Star 2015

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4 Star 2016

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4 Star 2017

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4 Star 2018

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4 Star 2019

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Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of press articles published

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Food Distribution

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Midwest Food Bank periodically issues press releases. All can be found at https://midwestfoodbank.org/news/press-release

Number of unique website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Food Distribution

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Midwest Food Bank uses Google Analytics to track visits to our Website: midwestfoodbank.org

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Food Distribution

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Midwest Food Bank is a volunteer run organization. Empowering Volunteers is one of our values as an organization.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

As a faith based organization it is the mission of Midwest Food Bank to alleviate hunger and poverty by gathering and distributing food donations to not-for-profits and disaster sites without cost to the recipients.

Food insecurity exists in every county in the United States. Our model is to place ourselves in the middle; between those with abundance and those with little.

We accomplish our purpose by providing ongoing support to our partner nonprofit agencies. They depend on us to help them obtain food, on average receiving over 40% of their total food supply from MFB. These hunger-relief agencies impact over 3.6 million people in need, and are the front line between health and happiness versus hunger and despair.

Trucking = Blessings Delivered

It all starts with trucking. With our own fleet of semis, product is delivered to our facilities from all across the country. With our refrigerated vehicles and dedicated drivers, food is also picked up locally that is unable to be sold, but is still of good quality, from a wide range of grocers and food establishments. This food is typically picked up by our volunteer drivers, avoiding the need brokering a paid driver keeping MFB's costs limited to the operation of the vehicles.

Distribution = Sharing the Blessings

Distribution is the central program of MFB. Each nonprofit organization go through an application process in order to begin receiving food. They depend on us to help them obtain food, on average receiving a significant portion of their total food supply. These hunger-relief agencies are the front line between health and happiness versus hunger and despair.

Disaster Relief = Delivering Hope

Midwest Food Bank formed a parternship in 2005 with The Salvation Army during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. We continue to help as much as possible, and keep on hand several loads of boxes ready to be sent out at a moment's notice. Through donations and purchases each box contains: food, personal care items, and literature for a family of 4-6.

Tender Mercies = Feeding Thousands / One package at a time

Our Tender Mercies Program is an impactful solution that addresses two of the most unjust hardships - hunger and lack of nutrition. Our answer was to combine raw ingredients (Beans, TVP, Rice, Seasoning & Vitamins) into a satisfying, tasty meal that is high in nutrition, fiber and protein.

Volunteers = Hands & Feet

Volunteers are an integral part of the success of MFB's mission to bridge the gap. Our volunteers come from all ages and walks of life, with diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds. Seniors, retirees, teenagers, homemakers, corporate employees, faith-based groups, entrepreneurs, college students, donate their time throughout the year. They are the backbone of MFB, assisting in all aspects of warehouse, administrative, and special event operations.

Capabilities in achieving our goals are our: fleet of semis, multiple distribution centers, direct relationship with The Salvation Army, and our robust volunteer base.

Here is brief look at the happenings at each MFB location.

Bloomington-Normal, IL [Est. 2003]
Biggest year yet in terms of volunteers and food distribution.
New, larger location purchased in late November.
Remodel underway, plan to move Spring 2017

Peoria, IL [Est. 2007]
22% increase in the number of volunteer hours.
Two additional remote food distribution sites established

Indianapolis, IN [Est. 2008]
Created a network of remote distribution sites.
Able to serve more agencies

Peachtree City, GA [Est. 2011]
Expanded facility to include a loading dock and 8,000 sq. ft. of additional warehouse space.
Plan to begin using new space in Spring 2017

Morton, IL [Est. 2012]
Expanded Tender Mercies program.
Now serving 25 agencies as a remote distribution site

Fort Myers, FL [Est. 2014]
Continued growth and partnership building.
Expanded agency list

Nairobi, Kenya, Africa [Est. 2014]
Officially designated as NGO by the Kenyan Government.
Finalized partnership with SoyAfric.
Crocodile meat facility completed.

Gilbert, AZ [Est. 2016]
Closed on new facility in September 2016.
Remodeling underway.
Plan to begin serving agencies in Spring 2017.

Where will Midwest Food Bank go in the future? God knows. His hand will lead in 2017, just as in the past. MFB plans to acknowledge Him in all our ways, and let Him direct our path.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Midwest Food Bank NFP

Board of directors
as of 10/13/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. David Kieser

Dave Hodel

Ralph Endress

Dennis Mott

William Leman

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/12/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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