The Missouri Food Bank Feeds Pettis County Families [INTERVIEW]
One in eight Missourians receive emergency food assistance every year. The food banks of the Missouri Food Bank Association are the solution to hunger statewide. Through their network of over 1,500 agencies, they’ve provided 68 million meals to your friends, neighbors, and children’s classmates last year. The need is increasing and your support feeds hungry Missourians. The Missouri Food Bank Association is a coalition of the six Missouri Food Banks working to provide hunger relief to every county (and St. Louis City) in the state. Collectively, they distribute over 100 million pounds of food each year through a network of more than 1,500 community feeding programs. They work locally with the Salvation Army and the Open Door to get the food to people who need it. They’re working now on the Buddy Pack program, helping the kids here in Pettis County get all the nutrition they need for their growing bodies. I got to talk with Darren White, the regional coordinator for The Food Bank, about the program and what you can do to help.
Help the Food Bank help our kids here locally. We’re getting closer and closer – so reach out this holiday season and make a difference. Make sure to visit their website or give them a call at (573) 355-7758 to find get involved today.