Drive to Feed Kids

Thursday, Aug 10, at the Grounds

Agriculture Pulls Together for Missouri’s Hungry Children
Read more about the results from the Drive to Feed Kids here.

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

In an effort to combat childhood food insecurity and showcase Missouri agriculture, Missouri Farmers Care (MFC) has launched Drive to Feed Kids. The Drive will leverage food bank distribution networks to deliver kid-friendly meals to hungry children across Missouri. The Drive is led by Missouri Farmers Care, Feeding Missouri, Brownfield Ag News, Monsanto, the Missouri State Fair and Missouri FFA.

         

    

The Missouri Farmers Care effort will culminate with several events at the 2017 Missouri State Fair.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10
3:30 pm, Director’s Tent – Screening of “Where the Fast Lane Ends,” a film showing the responsible use of agricultural science and technology.  Sawyer Brown lead singer Mark Miller wrote and produced “Where the Fast Lane Ends.” Pairs of tickets are available for a minimum donation of $25 to the Drive.  You can donate here.

7:30 pm, Pepsi Grandstand – Concert with Sawyer Brown and Royal Wade Kimes. Click here for ticket ordering information.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15
Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive Tuesday  
Fairgoers receive discounted admission for canned food donations ($1 off per item, up to $5 savings per adult ticket – click here for details). All food donated with benefit Feeding Missouri.

Missouri FFA Food Insecurity Service Day
More than 300 Missouri FFA members will gather at the State Fair to pack 50,000 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.