The Midwest Food Bank gets a handout from their partners at State Farm

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Apparently being a good neighbor is also good news for the Midwest Food Bank.

State Farm announced Tuesday they will be donating $130,000 to the food bank. The grant is part of the Bloomington based company’s Good Neighbor Citizenship Philanthropy Program.

Leader’s say the money will support all of the Midwest Food Bank’s food distribution agencies, as well as, its disaster relief efforts and other food security programs.

In a statement on Tuesday, State Farm Senior Vice-President Annette Martinez said, this is our latest effort to help support the professional and educational needs of our community.

“There’s such a great neighbor in all reality,” said Tara Ingham, Executive Director of the Bloomington-Normal Midwest Food Bank. “Between the funding between providing volunteers, a lot of our retiree volunteer base also comes from statefarm, so we are very blessed to have them right here in the community. They’re a great partner with everything that we do.”

Midwest Food Bank has 10 locations in the United States, Africa and Haiti. Their mission is to alleviate hunger by gathering and distributing food donations to not-for-profits and disaster sites at no cost to the recipients.

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