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Temporary workers step up to meet the increased need

Temporary workers step up to meet the increased need

May 11, 2020 in Volunteer Spotlight

In March, we made the difficult decision to suspend volunteer sessions until further notice. Thanks to a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health, we were able to hire 30 temporary employees through Penmac Staffing. All of these Hunger Heroes were displaced from their previous jobs due to COVID-19, and they have served The Food Bank with so much compassion over the past few months.

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Help us raise 1 million meals in 90 days

Help us raise 1 million meals in 90 days

April 13, 2020 in Food Bank News

Right now, more families than ever before are experiencing hunger. Thousands of people in the Ozarks have lost their jobs. Parents are struggling to feed their children without the security of school meals. It’s a time of fear and uncertainty for so many.

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How you can impact child hunger

How you can impact child hunger

April 5, 2020 in Charlie's Corner Harvest Time Newsletter

As many citizens struggle in our community, I want to shine a light on those who often struggle in silence: children. Across the nation, reports show that households with children are far more likely to be food insecure than households without. Nearly 50,000 children across southwest Missouri alone are at-risk of going to bed hungry tonight.

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