Mobile Food Pantry in Fayette draws crowd

Emily Rademacher declined the bag of yellow onions, but the rest was an unexpected surprise for the college student struggling to support herself. The potatoes, package of ribs, vegetables, boxes of cereal and crackers would be enough to last her a couple of weeks, she said....
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Float Your Boat Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the fifth annual Float Your Boat for The Food Bank regatta. In celebration of the fifth anniversary, The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri and the University of Missouri’s College of Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources hope to raise...
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The Food Bank Welcomes New Directors

  The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri welcomes Heather Hargrove, Michael Kateman and Amy Schneider to its Board of Directors. Hargrove is sales manager at KRCG. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri and previously served as general manager of Holiday...
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Kids Helping Kids Day set for Feb. 20

Area children will have an opportunity to learn about The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri while giving back to the Columbia community next month. The quarterly Kids Helping Kids Day is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20. Youth ages 4 to 12 are invited to one of two...
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Machens Dealerships Continue to Give Back

Making good on a promise to remain a partner in the Mid-Missouri community, Joe Machens Dealerships donated $28,231 to The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri this morning. The money was raised during a five-day “Hunger Hits the Road” drive in December. Nine...
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One for One Holiday Food Drive

It is that time of year again for the One For One Holiday Food Drive. Wednesday, Dec. 16, we will be setup at the corner of Providence and Broadway in Columbia and in the Capital Plaza Hotel parking lot from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. taking your donations of food and money. There are...
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2015 Peanut Butter Challenge

For Dean Klempke there is no such thing as a punishment when it comes to the yearly Peanut Butter Challenge. For nearly six years Gentry Middle School’s Klempke has brought more than science to the classroom.  It all started when he began working at another school and saw a high...
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#Spoontember

It’s National Hunger Action Month this September and The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri is partnering with Feeding America to take part once again. Hunger Action Month is aimed at increasing awareness of hunger needs in your community. During this month we are...
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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 was 57,800!  The program provides for...
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