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The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri

How does The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri plan to distribute 'Buddy Packs' - two, ready-to-eat entrees - if the recipients aren't in school? President and CEO LINDSAY LOPEZ says, "as we have with everything during this pandemic, we've just become accustomed to being creative in the way that we do things." August 28, 2020

"I would assure everyone that if you have a need, even for the first time, there are so many dedicated people out there who want to help, and they will do that in a way that is respectful and will make you feel at ease, so please take advantage of those resources." -- LINDSAY LOPEZ, executive director of The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic July 22, 2020

The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri's popular 'Float Your Boat' fundraising event returns to Bass Pro Lake April 27. CHRISTA HOLTZCLAW tells us why the whole family should take part. "It's a blast!" Also, The Little Theatre of Jefferson City opens 'Mamma Mia' next Thursday for one weekend only. Meet director GABRIELLE WITTENBERGER and actor JERICO WHITAKER. (3:59) February 7, 2019

Even in a rough year - like it was this year - the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture produces 16,000 pounds of food. Next year looks to be even bigger because, as ADAM SAUNDERS tells us, CCUA is moving to the brand new 'Agriculture Park' in west-central Columbia! Also, The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri's CHRISTA HOLTZCLAW tells us that 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 5 children in our community are 'food insecure', and it's likely someone you know. Volunteering is one way to help "fill the gap." (5:01) December 20, 2018

Today Paul Pepper visits with LINDSAY LOPEZ, Executive Director of the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, about the need for continued support, despite the end of the 'giving season.' Lindsay says, "we're serving, on average, about 104,000 people every month...in 32 counties." Find out how to donate or get involved or both - watch! January 2, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with LAURIE MATTHEWS about this Saturday's Letter Carrier Food Drive, benefiting locally The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri. This is a nationwide fundraiser, however, so if you get a grocery sack in the mail, fill it up with plastic or canned goods - or even money - and your mail carrier will pick it up! At [3:44] DANITA and GREG WOOD tell us about Bicycle Across Missouri (or, "Big BAM"); it's a six-day, 300 mile ride from St. Joseph to Hannibal. If you're interested in joining about 1,000 other riders on this "rolling music festival," watch for details and see some photos from last year! May 9, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and JANESE SILVEY, Communications Coordinator for The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri, talk about the annual 'Stamp Out Hunger' food drive - a highly successful fundraiser in partnership with the National Association of Letter Carriers. At [5:07] CLARA STARK and JOHN STAPLES tell us what's store for the kiddos at this year's Maplewood Barn Children's Theatre Camp. "We're not just putting on a show," says Clara. Get all the details on this two week experience in three short minutes! April 12, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with LINDSAY LOPEZ, Executive Director for The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, about the Partnership Against Hunger Food Drive this coming Tuesday in the parking lot of Walmart and Schnucks locations across Mid-Missouri! Consider making your first act of giving this holiday season to those less fortunate. November 20, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with LINDSAY LOPEZ, Executive Director of The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, about their efforts during 'Hunger Action Month' to educate the community and to raise awareness about food insecurities in Mid-Missouri. How did they do it? (Hint: it involved a giant orange spoon!) October 1, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and STEVE DULLE, 2015-16 Rotary Club District Governor, talk about the "Food Fight," which was a joint effort with The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri to alleviate the hunger problem in Columbia and surrounding communities. Find out how much was raised! At [4:42] director MORGAN DENNEHY and actress DANA BOCKE tell us about Maplewood Barn's twist on their upcoming  production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." (Hint: it involves pizza and football.) September 2, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and LINDSAY LOPEZ, Executive Director for The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, talk about a staggering statistic: that 1 in 5 people in our community live in poverty. The face of hunger isn't as obvious as you might think - find out what you can do to help. August 6, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with LINDSAY LOPEZ, Executive Director of The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, about what it takes to support the 114,000 hungry people of Central Missouri every month. Donations are key, and the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive -  happening May 9th - is one way to help! May 1, 2015

Today Paul Pepper meets the new Executive Director of The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, Lindsay Lopez. Find out her goals to help the people who are a part of the staggering statistics that is 'food insecurities'. January 29, 2015