Missouri’s GOP secretary of state is warning that the hunger problem is getting worse.
Jay Ashcroft helped pack meals this week at the state fair in Sedalia. The state Department of Agriculture (MDA) says thousands of meals were packaged during the Missouri Farmers Care food drive.
“Prices for everything that we actually need to live are going up. It’s harder and harder for some families to provide not only for themselves but for their children,” Ashcroft says.
Secretary Ashcroft says it’s critical for Missouri children and residents to have good, nutritious food. Hunger has been a bipartisan issue at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City.
Meantime, Missouri’s FFA students are being praised by Secretary Ashcroft for their work at this week’s Missouri Farmers Care food drive at the state fair in Sedalia. The state Department of Agriculture (MDA) says 152,000 totals meals were packaged during the Missouri Farmers Care food drive.
Secretary Ashcroft tells 939 the Eagle that the students did a tremendous job.
“They were leading the charge to make a difference. And I love to see the next generation deciding at such an early age that they will continue really that Missouri values of giving and taking care of other people,” says Ashcroft.
Hundreds of FFA students participated in this week’s food drive.