Drive to Feed Kids


Tuesday, Aug 14, at the Grounds

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The Missouri State Fair is proud once again to partner with Missouri Farmers Care in the Drive to Feed Kids campaign.

In 2017, Missouri Farmers Care Launched the Drive to Feed Kids, which is an effort to combat childhood hunger. Their efforts, along with Feeding Missouri, the Missouri State FairMissouri FFA, Brownfield Ag News and Monstanto, provided 52,000 nutritious meals and 9,000 pounds of food donations to Missouri hungry children. The 2017 drive also raised more than $146,000 for Feeding Missouri.

Learn how you can help in 2018 here.


The Drive to Feed Kids will culminate with several events at the 2018 Missouri State Fair.


Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive $2 Tuesday with canned food donations to benefit Feeding Missouri
$2 admission with minimum donation of 2 cans of food, age 13+
$2 carnival rides for most rides, all day
$2 specials at select concessions & vendors

Missouri FFA Food Insecurity Service Day
More than 600 Missouri FFA members will gather at the State Fair to pack more than 100,000 child-friendly meals to benefit Meals of Hope.

Can Creation Contest, sponsored by Woods Supermarket
11-1 pm, Agriculture Building
Teams of agriculture youth will be given 2 hours to create a themed sculpture out of canned food.  Sculptures will stay on display until the final day of the Fair. The cans, provided by Woods Supermarket, will be donated after the Fair to Feeding Missouri.

Missouri Farmers Care is a joint effort by Missouri’s farming and agriculture community to stand together for the men and women who provide the food and jobs on which our communities depend. The Drive to Feed Kids is being managed by the Missouri Farmers Care Foundation, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt public charity.

Drive to Feed Kids check presentation during the intermission of RaeLynn and Cole Swindell concert.