For the third year in a row, agriculture groups in Missouri partnered to raise awareness of childhood food insecurity and raise support for food banks across the state through the Missouri Farmers Care (MFC) Drive to Feed Kids. The Drive culminated at the Missouri State Fair with a variety of service events. This summer-long effort raised $175,000, which was presented Aug. 17 at the Missouri State Fair to Feeding Missouri—the association of Missouri’s six regional food banks.
“Farmers labor each day to provide food, feed and fuel for people throughout our nation,” said Dan Cassidy, secretary of Missouri Farmers Care and chair of the Drive to Feed Kids. “Through the Drive to Feed Kids, a broad coalition of the state’s agricultural groups works to provide a safety net for those in need. We are extremely grateful to those who made this year the largest yet and appreciate our ongoing partnership with Feeding Missouri and its network of food banks. The Drive is gaining momentum and we will continue working to call attention to the issue of food insecurity in Missouri.”