We work with GOOD SHEPHERD CENTER to get nutritional food to those in need in Osage County.
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 Osage County, we distribute Buddy Packs through the following schools:
Providing 1 Buddy Pack every weekend for 1 school year = $180
In the News
Score Campaign Now Includes Osage County
Columbia Orthopaedic Group has become the presenting sponsor of the 2016 Missouri Tigers Score Against Hunger campaign, which will be held in Osage 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 180,000 pounds in Osage 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.”
CAS Teams Up With The Food Bank
CAS Projects and The Food Bank in Northeast and Central Missouri have been in partnership since 1999 to provide the Storehouse Food Pantry with quality food, health and household supplies to stretch the budget for those struggling in our Community. Storehouse Food Pantries primary service target is the Maries RII School district area. Maries RII School District is a part of a Tri-County area. (Maries, Osage & Gasconade counties).