With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting our area, there are now more people than ever in mid-Missouri who are needing the help of The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.
We understand that money is tight right now, but if you have a little bit to spare then we ask you to join on us on April 30th for KTGR’s Fill The Food Bank.
From 6a-6p, we’ll be asking for donations to help out local individuals who might not know where their next meal will come from. The need in mid-Missouri is great. So if you are able to donate, it will allow The Food Bank to keep serving local people during this critical time.
The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri works with 140 partner agencies across 32 counties in Missouri. Nearly all of them are continuing to feed people despite today’s unprecedented challenges. If you need assistance with food, visit sharefoodbringhope.org/get-help to find your nearest resource.
Few facts about The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri:
- Serves more than 100,000 people a month through 140 Food Bank partner agencies (such as food pantries, soup kitchens or shelters)
- Covers a 32-county service area; geographically, it covers one-third (18,000 square miles) of the state, including Columbia, Jefferson City, Kirksville and part of the Lake of the Ozarks region
- Distributed over 30.1 million pounds of food in 2018, equaling a $50 million wholesale value
- Partners with 150 schools to serve an average of 7,500 students each week through the Buddy Pack program and in-school food pantries
- Distributes more than 2,800 senior boxes monthly to seniors living on a limited
- Provides food and supplies to more than 350 veterans each month in seven counties through the VIP Veteran Pack Program
- Owns and operates the Central Pantry, the largest food pantry in Boone County serving around 10,000 people monthly
Why Donate During This Food Drive:
- Every dollar you donate will stay local and help local families in need, including the elderly and children.
- The Food Bank can turn a $1 donation into $25 worth of groceries – they have better purchasing power than individuals do.
- They use 97% of donations on food acquisition and distribution. Only 3% goes toward administration and fundraising so your donations will be well spent.