Read about 2016 Float Your Boat and see winners here.



Held in April, Float Your Boat is a fun way to support The Food Bank. Teams are challenged to create cardboard boats to race across Bass Pro Shops Lake. Participants compete for fun prizes such as "People's Choice," "Best in Show" and the "Titanic" award for the most epic sinking. The University of Missouri's College of Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources and The Food Bank began mid-Missouri's only cardboard regatta in 2012.SCORE AGAINST HUNGER

Each fall, University of Missouri football fans pledge a dollar amount to The Food Bank for every points the Tigers score during the season. Leadership gifts from corporations, individuals and organizations provide significant funding, as well. All proceeds are restricted to acquiring and distributing food to partner agencies at no charge.


On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, The Food Bank partners with Cumulus Radio, Walmart, Schnucks and KOMU to hold a 12-hour food drive to help feed those in need during the holidays.


 Every December, The Food Bank partners with Zimmer Radio, The Networks of Mid-Missouri and Inside Columbia magazine to set up a collection site at the corner of Broadway and Providence in Columbia to collect $1 or one can of food per person for those in need.

Kids Helping Kids Day

Four times a year, we invite area children to come to our Volunteer Room to help assemble Buddy Packs for their classmates in need. Check the volunteer page for upcoming dates.

Thank you for your interest in our events. Events allow us to raise food and funds to support the mission of The Food Bank. See a calendar of events below.

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