Midwest Food Bank is structured to provide service opportunities and operate through the work of volunteers. Our volunteers are more than our hands and feet; they are fundamental to the success of our organization. They collect, sort, pack, and distribute food and disaster relief donations, and remind us every day that our mission could not be achieved without them.
More than 32,018 volunteers put in over 309,000 hours of service in 2019, the equivalent of over 154 full-time employees. The service of these dedicated volunteers allows Midwest Food Bank to operate efficiently. They gain the unique perspective that worldwide hunger is prevalent and their efforts can make a difference.
Heart’s Relief.Provide some financial assistance for first responder’s to help reduce burden, caused if faced with sudden life threatening illness.
Helping Hearts. Provide immediate comfort for those needing resources and support from our care team of individuals whether to be at the hospital to give your family a break, run errands, stock your fridge, or sometimes, people just need a buddy – we can help.
Hearts for Hope. Many first responders are faced with issues where services are limited but they still need help. Our program covers a variety of support and assistance related to family resources, mental health support, or other resources with the goal of improving the responders quality of life.
Today, almost 1,700 people in the US will die of cancer. That adds up to more than 600,000 Americans dying of cancer this year alone. That’s why, with our 1.5 million volunteers, we are taking action.
While most people know us for our research, we do so much more. We attack cancer from every angle. We promote healthy lifestyles to help you prevent cancer. We research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments. We fight for lifesaving policy changes. We provide everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer. And we do it all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.