As a faith-based organization, it is the mission of Midwest Food Bank to share the love of Christ by alleviating hunger and malnutrition locally and throughout the world and providing disaster relief; all without discrimination. Our vision is to faithfully continue to help those in need by sharing the blessings.
Our story starts in 2003 when the Kieser family actioned their faith to share their blessings. They turned a barn on their family farm into a distribution site for local food pantries. Soon they realized the need was greater and there was room for growth. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the valuable work of our volunteers, and most importantly, the blessings of God, Midwest Food Bank now shares the blessing worldwide. More than 3.6 million people were impacted in 2017. Midwest Food Bank currently distributes over $11.5 million worth of food to over 1,400 non-profit organizations each month. This is done from our nine locations in Illinois, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, East Africa and Haiti.