Midwest Food Bank: Helping Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Midwest Food Bank: Helping Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Date: Wed. May 22, 2013 8:00 am
Duration: All Day
Location: Peoria Area
Event Info Phone: 309.691.5270

Midwest Food Bank has responded to a request from The Salvation Army and is sending family food boxes to victims of the tornado in Oklahoma.


A family food box contains food and personal care products for a family of four for four or five days.  The first semi load of boxes left from the food bank’s facility in Peoria Wednesday morning. A second load left from Bloomington Wednesday afternoon with additional loads expected to leave next week.


Each semi trailer holds 750 boxes. The food bank is also sending pallets of bottled water and drink. Each box is valued at $23 with a semi load costing $17,250.


Individuals wishing to assist in the preparation of the boxes or to donate to Midwest Food Bank efforts may do so by calling or going online.