We work with the following agencies to get nutritional food to those in need in Camden County:
OSAGE BEACH SENIOR CENTER
CAMDENTON SENIOR CENTER
CADV - CITIZENS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, INC.
CAMDEN COUNTY MOBILE FOOD PANTRY
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We distribute Buddy Packs on Fridays to children who receive
free or reduced-price lunches at school. In some cases, this food is the only nutrition these children have at home during weekends and holidays. In Camden County, we distribute Buddy Packs through the following schools:
CLIMAX SPRINGS ELEMENTARY
MACKS CREEK ELEMENTARY
OAK RIDGE INTERMEDIATE
OSAGE BEACH ELEMENTARY (CAMDENTON R-3)
Providing 1 Buddy Pack every weekend for 1 school year = $180
In the News
Score Campaign to Be Held in Camden County
Columbia Orthopaedic Group has become the presenting sponsor of the 2016 Missouri Tigers Score Against Hunger campaign, which will be held in Camden County for the first time ever.
The campaign is The Food Bank’s largest fundraising effort. Each fall, it challenges University of Missouri football fans to get in on the action by pledging a dollar amount per point scored during the season or by directing an outright gift to the Tigers’ campaign.
Missouri Tigers Score Against Hunger began in 1995 under then MU Football Head Coach Larry Smith and continued under the helm of Coach Gary Pinkel. This year, Head Coach Barry Odom has agreed to carry on the tradition and participate.
“With excitement around a new season under a new coach, we decided it was a good year to expand the campaign to all of our counties,” said Lindsay Young Lopez, executive director. “We know there are Tigers fans throughout central and northeast Missouri, so we wanted to make sure they had an opportunity to participate, as well.”
Donations from Score go directly into the acquisition and distribution of food to those in need. As of June 30, the half-way point in the fiscal year, The Food Bank had distributed more than 715,000 pounds in Camden County.
Missouri Tigers Score Against Hunger also encourages businesses and individuals to make leadership gifts, and those who do so are invited to a Victory Luncheon at the end of the season featuring Coach Odom. Columbia Orthopaedic Group has reached the Touchdown line, the highest sponsorship level possible.
“Columbia Orthopaedic Group has been a tremendous partner to us over the years,” Lopez said. “We hope the group’s example inspires others to join us in the ongoing fight against hunger in our communities.”
Church Donates More Than $1,000 To Buddy Pack Program
The congregation of the Camdenton United Methodist Church recently donated more than $1,000 to the Camdenton School District’s Buddy Pack program.
The church’s donation of $1,035 was in addition to various food items. The Buddy Packs go home with approximately 575 children every week in the Camdenton School District’s Dogwood, Hawthorn, Hurricane Deck, Osage Beach Elementary, and Oak Ridge Intermediate schools, as well as schools in Macks Creek and Climax Springs. Donations received by the Camdenton School District are sent to the Food Bank for Central and North East Missouri.