Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s annual Splash & Sizzle event provides pool-goers with the opportunity to fight hunger and relax in the sun. From May 31 through Sept. 6, admission to all outdoor pools is $1 or free with one canned food item per person every day between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
When one door closes, another opens—and that was certainly the case for volunteer Dave Lappin. After Dave was laid off from his graphic design job at the beginning of the pandemic, he began pursuing freelance work. With some extra time on his hands, he started looking for volunteer opportunities in the community.
Each month, Crosslines of McDonald County provides food, clothing and household items to families that need a little extra help. As the only food pantry in the county, Crosslines serves between 1,000 and 1,300 people each month.