2019 Sponsorship Opportunities Overview

Join The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri as we share food and bring hope. We serve an average of 100,000 people monthly across 32 counties, and you can be a part of that! Sponsoring an event or food and fund drive is a great way to get your organization in front of large numbers of people who are open to messaging and businesses that share their values and desire to help their neighbors in need in their communities.

Event Sponsorship Opportunities


Float your boat for the Food Bank - Spring

Held in the spring, Float Your Boat challenges teams to build and race boats made entirely of cardboard. Various sponsor levels are available with opportunities for promotion leading up to and on the day of the event, including print and online signage and emcee recognition.


Hope for heroes 5k - Summer

This 5K race is in its second year and will raise money to help The Food Bank provide nutritional food for heroes in need, including through the VIP Veteran Pack Program for Veterans living at or below poverty. Opportunities for sponsorships are available at several levels.


Taste of the Tigers - Fall

The 3rd annual taste and experience event features tailgate-inspired food and drinks, on-field activities, appearances by Mizzou Athletics personalities and more. Taste of the Tigers has quickly become and popular and premier event. Proceeds go toward the Missouri Tigers Score Against Hunger campaign, The Food Bank’s largest annual fundraising campaign.

Drive Sponsorship Opportunities


Stamp Out Hunger - May 2019

Now in its 28th year, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the nations largest all-volunteer, one-day food collection effort. It’s held annually on the second Saturday of May. In 2018, The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri received more than 115,000 pounds of food and more than $100,000 in donations across our 32 county service area.


Missouri Tigers Score Against Hunger - 2019 Mizzou Football Season

For more than two decades, Missourians have shown their commitment to sharing food and bringing hope to neighbors in need by supporting the Missouri Tigers Score Against Hunger campaign. Since its inception in 1995, Score Against Hunger has become The Food Bank’s largest annual fundraising effort, providing more than 110 million meals across a 32-county service area.


Giving Tuesday - December 2019

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are for shopping in the same way Giving Tuesday is for helping. Sign on and help neighbors in need with this online, one-day drive the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. A purely digital campaign, Giving Tuesday is a great opportunity to reach supporters of The Food Bank all across our service area and tap into a national initiative for good.

Contact Julie Dorn or Beth Ellison at (573) 474-1020 to reserve your spot as a sponsor for the event or drive that best fits your organization’s objectives. Not finding the perfect fit for your organization? The Food Bank will work with you to customize the ideal sponsorship opportunity.