2016 Pounds Shipped to Clark County:
We work with the following agencies to get nutritional food to those in need in Clark County:
HELPING HANDS FOOD DISTRIBUTION FOR CLARK COUNTY
SHILOH CHRISTIAN CHILDREN'S RANCH – KAHOKA
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 Clark County, we distribute Buddy Packs through the following schools:
BLACK HAWK ELEMENTARY
RUNNING FOX ELEMENTARY
Providing 1 Buddy Pack every weekend for 1 school year = $180
In the News
Score Campaign Now Includes Clark County
Columbia Orthopaedic Group has become the presenting sponsor of the 2016 Missouri Tigers Score Against Hunger campaign, which will be held in Clark 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 155,000 pounds of food in Clark 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.”
Local food pantry serves community through winter
BY MEGHAN TOWNLEY
The use of food pantries has become routine for many Tri-State families.
One local food pantry is working hard to make sure no one goes hungry, even in these bitterly cold winter months.
Deb Horton has been coming to the Clark County Food Closet once a month for almost a year and a half.
But she's not just visiting for herself. Horton also picks up food for those who can't get there themselves.
"I just always like to help other people out, and I always have ," Horton said.