Edgar’s Story

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the nation, it’s leaving a trail of unemployed people who are struggling to feed their families.  Edgar, from Jackon, is one of the millions of people…

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Briesha & Orlando

The world of COVID-19 is a difficult one for small businesses to navigate.   Orlando, owner of Point A to Point B Transit, can attest to that.   “Before COVID-19 happened, everybody…

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Mike’s Story

A hero is someone who is admired for courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities. While some people consider movie stars or athletes to be heroes, Mike puts food bank volunteers and…

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Jimmy’s Story

Despite the long line of cars in front of him, Jimmy didn’t mind waiting to get food from a recent COVID-19 Response mobile food pantry provided by Southeast Missouri Food…

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Bailey’s Story

Bailey and her husband had just bought a house. Her 7-year-old son was in a good school, and Bailey is on track to graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree…

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Billy’s Story

It’s easy to let pride get in the way of doing things — even those things necessary to live, like eating when you’re hungry. Billy encourages people to visit mobile…

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When You’re Hungry

Hunger can affect people differently, but a common sentiment expressed is “when you’re hungry enough, you’ll eat anything.” Alice echoed those words at a recent mobile food pantry at Life…

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Jesus In Disguise

The bags of food are packed, the volunteers are in place, and the cars at Jesus in Disguise Pantry in Benton are snaked around the parking lot. The crew shared…

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Rising Above Hardship

It’s a cold, wet Saturday morning, and Sharon Daniels of Benton is standing behind a white folding table taking food from a plastic tub and putting into paper bags. She’s…

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God’s Calling

Angela Schaefer felt God’s call several years ago when she made a pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy, to learn more about St. Francis of Assisi, who gave up a life of…

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