Summer Feeding

When the summertime hits everyone is ready for cookouts, trips to the pool, and no school. For some children, summertime can also mean not as much food. In the 2014-15 school year, the number of kids eligible for Free & Reduced lunches would was 57,800!  The program provides...
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Oak Towers Mobile

There was a lot of sunshine on Thursday when The Food Bank rolled onto the lot at Oak Towers in Columbia. This mobile is new and offered clients the chance to get food from a pantry closer to home. The building, located at 700 N. Garth Ave, provided a central location for...
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New Mobile Pantry in Boone County

The Food Bank is excited to announce a new mobile pantry in Boone County. August 20th will be the first food distribution for the new site at Oak Tower in Columbia. The building located at 700 North Garth Avenue will allow residents who may have trouble getting to other pantries...
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Sunburst Queen

8 year old Evelyn Harrison, of Columbia, is the Sunburst Missouri State Queen!  She began her summer winning the tri-state pageant in May and began a platform of helping children in the Buddy Pack program.  Today Evelyn stopped by The Food Bank to donate backpacks to the Buddy...
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Firecracker 5K

Before Kirksville’s night sky lit up with fireworks the streets were alive that morning with the 3rd annual Firecracker 5K. Saturday morning more than 200 runners/walkers gathered in town to showcase their speed all while fighting hunger. The money raised benefited The Food...
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Kraft Foods Donation

The Kraft Foods Group Foundation continued its commitment to help feed hungry people locally by donating $20,000 to The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri this week. The grant, part of the Kraft Feeding Possibilities program, will provide 111 students a Buddy Pack this...
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Invest an Acre Donation

Invest an Acre continues to grow in The Food Bank service area. Gaye Bell is the Director of Marceline Area Nutrition Program in Linn County.  They have been a partner agency since 1999. The picture below is the Regional County Bank-Beth Roby (right) presenting Gaye Bell (left) a...
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Give Milk

 Mid-Missouri’s FOOD PANTRIES HAVE CRUCIAL NEED FOR MORE MILK  Prairie Farms Donates More Than 11,000 Gallons of Milk to Food Banks in Celebration of June Dairy Month   Prairie Farms is celebrating June Dairy Month by donating 11,000 gallons of milk (176,000 servings) to 22 food...
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  Mayflowers Bring… By: Shelley Becker The month of May is wrapped optimistically in Mother’s Day cards, kisses from mommies, nervous smiles of graduates walking across high school & college stages, and dreams of bright futures. May is a time of looking forward,...
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