Everyday, Aug 12-22
Can Educational Display
Learn more about childhood hunger in Missouri at the display located in the Agriculture Building during the Fair. Approximately 3,000 cans, provided by Woods Supermarket, will be on display to showcase the need for food insecurity awareness in our state.
Monday, Aug 16
Missouri 4-H families will pack meals for Missouri families in need in the 4-H Building.
Tuesday, Aug 17
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 or $2 donation, age 13+
$2 carnival rides for most rides, all day
$2 specials at select concessions & vendors
Can’t make it to the Fair or just want to donate? Learn more at mofarmerscare.com/drive or text Drive2 to 44321 to donate today. All donations will be dedicated to Feeding Missouri’s network food banks who work daily to alleviate childhood hunger.
Missouri FFA Food Insecurity Service Day
More than 900 FFA members and ag leaders from across Missouri will work side by side, in the Assembly Hall, to package 200,000 meals to celebrate the state’s 200th birthday!
In 2019, farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, FFA members and legislators supplied more than 128,460 meals, donated 17,000 pounds of non-perishable food and packed 1,740 backpack meals for Missouri children facing hunger. In addition, the Drive raised more than $175,000 for Missouri’s six regional food banks to purchase child-friendly meals. Last year’s partners, including Missouri Farmers Care, Missouri Department of Agriculture, and Missouri FFA Association, are building on these efforts to provide more meals, raise funds, and continue shining a light on modern agriculture during the 2020-2021 year.
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.
Thursday, Aug 19
Missouri Farmers Care members, elected officials and agriculture leaders will join together to assemble family meals in the Agriculture Building.
Saturday, Aug 20
Drive to Feed Kids check presentation during the intermission of Hank Williams, Jr. with Walker Montgomery concert.