Drive to Feed Kids Targets Food Insecurity in Missouri
July 10, 2017
Written By Adam Buckallew
Missouri Farmers Care (MFC) has launched a new summer service program to fight childhood hunger. The Drive to Feed Kids program will leverage existing food banks and in-school food pantries to deliver kid-friendly meals to underfed youth. The food is delivered through backpack programs and in-school pantries.
“Hunger isn’t an issue that only happens somewhere else,” says Alan Wessler, MFC chairman. “It is a pervasive concern across Missouri’s rural communities.”
The program’s efforts will culminate at the Missouri State Fair with several events promoting the program such as a film premier of “Where the Fast Lane Ends,” a concert on Aug. 10 and a Food Insecurity Service Day on Aug. 15.
MFC is seeking the partnership of companies and individuals to make the Drive to Feed Kids program a success. Anyone interested in helping should contact MFC by calling (660) 341-8955 or emailing [email protected]. All proceeds will be dedicated to addressing childhood hunger through Feeding Missouri, which is made up of six of the state’s food banks.
MFC is a joint effort by Missouri’s farming and agriculture community. MFA Oil is a member of MFC.