Share the Blessing

Eric Sheldahl

A RESCUERS CLASSIC for Thanksgiving

Eric Sheldahl grew up on a farm just north of Des Moines, and had a successful career as a real estate developer. He and his wife Mary came to Phoenix planning to stay for a few months to flip houses – never knowing they would fall in love with Arizona.

When they learned about an organization called Midwest Food Bank that was ranked in the top 10 out of 7,000 nonprofits, they had to learn more and in 2017 they opened the Arizona Midwest Food Bank in Gilbert. They began by serving food at absolutely no cost to 30 agencies, from food pantries to homeless ministries, rehab centers, schools and churches. In just four years, they have grown ten-fold, serving 320 agencies with $64 million worth of food.

Learn how this amazing organization provides food at no cost to other agencies across the country to feed the hungry.

To learn more about Midwest Food Bank, click on

Original air date: March 11, 2021.

Rebroadcast: November 25, 2021.

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