Immokalee, Fl- The Ft. Myers Division of the Midwest Food Bank, recently learned of a critical need to feed the migrant workers in Immokalee, Fl.. Organizations such as the Guadalupe Social Services of Catholic Charities that serve the Immokalee area are struggling to meet the need of, feeding the workers. The recent El Nino weather that dumped an excessive amount of rain throughout many parts of Southwest Florida, coupled with cold weather, has left many migrant workers struggling to provide food for their families. This increasing need has translated to a strain on local organizations to provide enough food.
Midwest Food Bank’s motto, “Sharing the Blessing”, was seen in a very tangible way last week when MFB reached out to Guadalupe Social Services of Immokalee, with an immediate response to their need. Midwest Food Bank, provided juice, yogurt, bread, applesauce, and paper products just to name a few of the staple items given. This is initiating a new partnership with Guadalupe Social Services and MFB in providing continuing support for their soup kitchen and food distribution needs. Midwest Food Bank, serves the non-profit community of Florida by distributing food at no cost to the recipient.
Midwest Food Bank, began it’s journey in 2003 in Mclean County, Illinois meeting an immediate need of 10 agencies at that time. This need quickly grew and after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Midwest Food Bank grew again to serve even more of the non-profit community as well as establish it’s National Disaster Relief efforts. With locations in Illinois, Indiana, Georgia, Florida and East Africa, Midwest Food Bank has become an ultimate pass-through organization. Because of MFB’s dependable volunteers, over 99% of donations go to program costs rather than administrative expenses.
Midwest Food Bank-Florida Division located in the Billy Creek Commerce Industrial Park opened it’s doors in the Fall of 2014. We currently serve over 55,000 individuals on a monthly basis. Our organization has acheived a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, a national non-profit watch-dog of over 8,000 national non-profits. This is Charity Navigators highest rating. For more information on Midwest Food Bank, please click on the link http://florida.midwestfoodbank.org/home