Thank you to everyone who donated during our Fill The Food Bank drive to benefit The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.
We understand that money is tight right now, but you can still donate to Fill The Food Bank below.
The need in mid-Missouri is great. So if you are able to donate, then it will allow The Food Bank to keep serving local people during this critical time.
The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri works with 140 partner agencies across 32 counties in Missouri. Nearly all of them are continuing to feed people despite the challenges of today. If you need assistance with food, visit sharefoodbringhope.org/get-help to find your nearest resource.
Few facts about The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri:
- Serves more than 100,000 people a month through 140 Food Bank partner agencies (such as food pantries, soup kitchens or shelters)
- Covers a 32 county service area; geographically, it covers one-third (18,000 square miles) of the state, including Columbia, Jefferson City, Kirksville and part of the Lake of the Ozarks region
- Distributed over 30.1 million pounds of food in 2018, equaling a $50 million wholesale value
- Partners with 150 schools to serve an average of 7,500 students each week through the Buddy Pack program and in-school food pantries
- Distributes more than 2,800 senior boxes monthly to seniors living on a limited
- Provides food and supplies to more than 350 veterans each month in seven counties through the VIP Veteran Pack Program
- Owns and operates the Central Pantry, the largest food pantry in Boone County serving around 10,000 people monthly
Why Donate During This Food Drive:
- Every dollar you donate will stay local and help local families in need, including the elderly and children
- The Food Bank can turn a $1 donation into $25 worth of groceries so they have better purchasing power than us on our own
- They use 97% of donations on food acquisition and distribution. Only 3% goes toward administration and fundraising so your donations will be well spent