The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri says the need to address hunger never goes away.
Wednesday is your opportunity to donate food or money to help hungry residents across the 32-county service area. Food Bank president Lindsey Young Lopez says the Commerce Bank One for One food drive is happening at a key time.
“We have seen people who needed help from the food bank, from partner agencies, for the very first time in their lives,” Lopez says.
Zimmer Radio Group is sponsoring the One for One food drive, which will take place tomorrow outside Columbia Mall and Jefferson City’s Orscheln.
“What resonates with me, what makes this job meaningful to me, is the fact that any one of us can become food insecure at any time. We’re just one tragic accident or event or life circumstance away from being that person who needs help,” says Lopez.
939 the Eagle will have live reports from Columbia Mall tomorrow from 6 am until 6 pm.
The food bank serves 7,500 children weekly through the buddy pack program and school pantries. The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri is the only food bank in the state that provides food to partner agencies at no charge.