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Below is a listing of news articles featuring the food bank or covering topics related to our cause. Please click the headlines to read more of each article.

Stamp Out Hunger is Saturday, May 10

Date: March 31, 2014

Author: ScottG

Rugby Lads Square Off Against Hunger

Date: March 31, 2014

Author: ScottG

Columbia Rugby Football Club is helping feed hungry people in this area by collecting nonperishble foods as admission to their matches at Rock Quarry Park. The local footballers played a hard-fought match against the Arkansas Gryphons from Fayetteville Saturday. When the dust settled, the visitors had prevailed this time around. If you’ve never seen a rugby … more

Spring Brings Its Challenges

Date: March 20, 2014

Author: ScottG

The arrival of spring and the official ending of winter is welcomed here at The Food Bank.  But don’t kid yourself;  the challenges of providing food and hope for over 114,000 of our neighbors doesn’t ease up, just because the temperatures are climbing and birds are singing again. Springtime brings its own challenges to The … more

Birds’ Eye View of Camden Mobile Food Pantry

Date: March 18, 2014

Author: ScottG

Here’s an unusual view of our Camden County (Camdenton) monthly mobile food drive! This shows the number of cars (about 130 visible) at the event last Friday, as well as the site where a future food pantry is planned. This mobile pantry visit is held the second Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to … more

Golden K Kiwanis are Solid Gold Volunteers!

Date: March 17, 2014

Author: ScottG

Literally ever since the club began in 1985, The Food Bank has been one of Golden K Kiwanis Club’s primary charities. Golden K members work at least twice a month in our Volunteer Room (like the did St. Patrick’s Day, shown here) and they have conducted food drives, too. The Golden K’s are one of … more

More than just re-packaging food…

Date: March 13, 2014

Author: ScottG

LABEL TEAM — Most of the volunteers who work in our big Volunteer Room here at The Food Bank help out by re-packaging food from huge bulk containers (some holding hundreds of pounds) down to family- or single serving-sized packages. But volunteers do other things, too. For instance, this group of Hallsville High School National … more

Troop 706 Scouted For Food

Date: March 13, 2014

Author: ScottG

Columbia Troop 706 Boy Scouts of America conducted a Scouting For Food drive recently and did quite well.  They scouted-up 255 pounds of nonperishable food items, along with $86, which will allow The Food Bank to purchase an additional 1,290 pounds. Scout Alex Geyer (right)  assists TFB Special Events Coordinator Michael Yetman in putting the … more

Food Bank is One Busy Place

Date: March 6, 2014

Author: ScottG

BUSY PLACE — Thanks to you, our donors and food contributors, things are always hoppin’ on our big loading dock area and warehouse. Trucks of all sizes bring food in, our folks expertly sort, package and prep it, and then it goes out to seniors, kids and adults from Iowa to Rolla, and from Hannibal … more

1st Rolla Mobile Pantry Visit a Success

Date: March 5, 2014

Author: ScottG

  On March 4, the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri had its first Mobile Food Pantry food distribution in Rolla. TFB Southern Regional Coordinator Michelle Bayer reported, “Thanks to great weather and wonderful volunteer, we were able to distribute food to over 332 households and 787 individuals. We will hold this distribution the … more

Fayette Knights of Pythias Lodge Donates $3,000

Date: March 4, 2014

Author: ScottG

Chartered in 1897, the Fayette Knights of Pythias Lodge #239 has dwindled to just a few remaining members.  They voted recently to disband and disperse the remainder of their treasury to area civic and nonprofit groups, including The Food Bank!  Larry Wyatt, Past Grand Chancellor for Missouri K of P, said the $3,000 donation to … more