Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance recognizes the need to obtain and distribute food to hungry families across the state. For the third consecutive year, insurance agents are accepting donations til May 11 at their local offices to be distributed to Feeding Missouri agencies.

According to the 2015 Map the Meal Study, 947,900 Missourians are labeled as “food insecure”. With this information Missouri Farm Bureau has seen the need to collect both food and monetary donations to help close the gap.

The items that are needed most include: canned tuna or chicken, boxed or bagged pasta, canned soup or chili, boxed crackers, peanut butter, fruit snacks and instant mashed potatoes. Monetary donations are encouraged as well. All checks collected stay in the region and are reserved specifically for children experiencing food insecurity in their homes.

According to the Map the Meal 2015 study, 258,610 Missouri children are experiencing food insecurity. In 2017, the Home Run Against Hunger campaign garnered nearly 10 tons of food and $4,000 for child food programs.

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