Midwest Food bank announces plans for a new location in Haiti. The Haiti division, founded in December 2017 is the organization's 9th division and 2nd international division.
The goal is to provide or supplement Haitian faith-based school lunch programs, which will allow the schools to redirect limited funds from food to increasing enrollments.
School lunches are often the only nutritious meal students eat daily, and not only contribute to the children's overall health, they positively influence academic attendance and performance.
Tender Mercies, a Midwest Food Bank produced food packet, will be one of the meals provided. A packet of Tender Mercies contains rice, beans, vegetables, and chicken seasoning.
"Meeting the needs of the people of Haiti fits perfectly with our mission to alleviate hunger," says President and found of Midwest Food Bank David Kieser.
"We look forward to sharing our blessings and bringing hope to them." he added.
Midwest Food Bank was founded in rural Bloomington in 2003. There are locations in Illinois, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, and Nairobi, Kenya.