Kirksville Motor Company and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., each donated $2,500 to The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri this month.

The $5,000 check presentation was held at Kirksville Motor Company March 2.

The Food Bank provides more than 1,200 Buddy Packs to children at eight schools in the Kirksville area, provides lunches during the summer through Food 4 Kids and provides local pantries and senior centers with nutritious food year round.

Across its 32-county service area, The Food Bank serves around 104,000 people every month and distributes 7,500 Buddy Packs to children every week during the school year.

“We are grateful for donations from partners like Kirksville Motor Company and Toyota,” said Bobbie Kincade, associate director. “We would not be able to distribute food without the support of our generous donors.”