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The economical effects of coronavirus

The economical effects of coronavirus

June 28, 2020 in Charlie's Corner Harvest Time Newsletter

There’s still a tremendous amount of uncertainty about how COVID-19 will affect our economies and communities in the long run. We’ve already seen the immediate effects: people furloughed or laid off from their jobs, permanent closures of businesses, shortages of food items, supply chain backups, school closures, the increased need for food assistance and so much more.

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Stamp Out Hunger 2020

Stamp Out Hunger 2020

June 24, 2020 in Cause marketing

The coronavirus has innovated the way we help our communities. Stamp Out Hunger, the largest national one-day food drive, has moved online this year. Instead of food, this drive is collecting funds to help stamp out hunger nationwide. 

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Temporary employee takes on full-time role at The Food Bank

Temporary employee takes on full-time role at The Food Bank

June 18, 2020 in Volunteer Spotlight

Kevin Richardson moved back to Springfield to teach, but the coronavirus interrupted his plans, leaving him without a job. Fortunately, Kevin was able to find temporary employment at The Food Bank. While everything had not gone according to plan, he did not let that stop him from being open to new opportunities. After working with us for a few months, Kevin accepted a position as a volunteer coach.

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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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