Midwest Food Bank COO/CFO Testifies At Congressional Hearing

NORMAL, IL – Midwest Food Bank COO/CFO Eric Hodel testified before the Congress Committee on Agriculture hearing on Thursday, March 11, 2021. The subject of the meeting was “A Look at Food Insecurity in America.” In addition to his position at MFB, Hodel manages his family farm of livestock and grain.

Hodel spoke of MFB programs and how they positioned the organization to respond to the needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic. He commended the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program as a valuable resource for providing high-quality, nutritious food to their
nonprofit partners. Expressing an interest in partnering in USDA programs, Hodel asked the Committee on Agriculture to collaborate across the Emergency Food System, including independent food banks.

“Alleviating hunger and malnutrition is a complex challenge requiring a multi-faceted solution,” says Hodel. “With cooperation, we will bridge the gap between poverty and prosperity for more American families.”

Midwest Food Bank has 12 locations, including 10 in the U.S. and one each in East Africa and Haiti. For more information about Midwest Food Bank (of MFB Location), please visit their website at midwestfoodbank.org  


Midwest Food Bank (“MFB”) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. 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 provide industry-leading food relief to those in need while feeding them spiritually.

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