There When Needed

As part of the region’s disaster relief team, Southeast Missouri Food Bank is always at the ready. After an EF3 tornado struck Fredericktown, Mo., damaging homes and business and leaving…

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ABC Mobile Blessing

With three children ages 5 years to 2 months old, Kassy has her hands full, especially when it comes to food in the household. “My two-year-old eats the most, he’s…

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Thankful For Community Outreach

Sheila and Pat, sisters from Charleston, stopped to talk while getting food at a mobile food pantry in Charleston. Sheila had previously contracted COVID-19 and had her hours at works…

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Classroom “Produces” Results

When a local high school agriculture teacher was left with an abundance of corn from his students’ crops, he turned to Southeast Missouri Food Bank. Jeremy Angotti is a farmer…

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Life Can Instantly Change

Life can change in an instant. One day you’re healthy, then the next you’re partially paralyzed. Daniel, from Wayne County, was a jack-of-all-trades working as a carpenter, electrician and a…

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Helping Senior Citizens

Many senior citizens rely on food distributed by Virgie’s Place, a food pantry in Kennett, Mo. Beverly, who runs Virgie’s Place, said a good portion of the people she helps…

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Helping the Dexter Community

An emergency food distribution was held Tuesday, July 13 at Lighthouse Church in Dexter after a weekend storm produced an EF2 tornado that left homes damaged and people in need.…

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Seeing Positive Examples

While Keturah, a Charleston mother of three, appreciates the food she gets at mobile food distributions, she sees something more, something bigger – an example of help. “There’s a lot…

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No Snow Day for Hunger

Recent rain, sleet or snow couldn’t stop Red Star Food Pantry from getting food to those in need. A bizarre winter weather system traipsed through southeast Missouri on April 20,…

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Overcoming Stigma

Mother Gloria and daughter Summer know the stigma that can accompany visiting a pantry. But when it comes to feeding your family, you have to swallow your pride. “At first,…

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