Help One Another

Almost everyone in Lilbourn knows Rose Partee, and it’s no wonder considering she’s 84 years old and has lived there all her life. As she sat in her wheelchair by the front door of Life Changers Restoration Ministries, everyone who came in greeted her with a smile and sometimes a hug. Partee was one of…

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Braving the Elements

When you’re hungry and have nothing to eat, cold weather isn’t going to stop you from getting food. Terri Hale braved the cold for the monthly mobile food pantry at Bread Shed in Poplar Bluff. She wasn’t the only one. About 300 people showed up for food, some getting there in the wee hours of…

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World of Difference

When Jane, of Chaffee, was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago, she had to quit work because the cancer treatments left her feeling so tired and drained. At the time, she could eat only soft proteins, such as peanut butter, yogurt and soup because the radiation treatments made her throat sore. “It’s an adjustment…

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Food on Table

Josh, of Cape Girardeau, sat near a table at an indoor mobile food pantry at Good Lutheran Chapel in Cape Girardeau, recently. His dark glasses and the nearby cane were obvious indicators of his blindness. Josh, who has been blind since birth, said his condition was harder when he was a child, but he has…

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Life Changes Quickly

  You never know what life will throw at you. Bryan Brenton found this out one day while riding his motorcycle. “I was riding along the highway and then a deer just jumped out in front of me,” Brenton said. He continued home after hitting the deer presuming he only had minor injuries. Bryan was…

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National Nonprofit Day

National Nonprofit Day is Monday, Aug. 17. It commemorates August 17, 1894, when the Tariff Act became law and gave exemptions for charitable institutions and nonprofit organizations. Today we want to pause and say thank you to you. You are a part of a community of nonprofit professionals, supporters, and donors, who are dedicated to making…

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VA Help Vets

The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO recently partnered with Southeast Missouri Food Bank to offer veterans extra food in their household. A mobile food pantry was held at the center of the outdoor walking track. Although projected for 40, around 55 veterans were served with bags of food containing produce,…

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Thankful Veteran

It’s not every day that the military is running an event next to a mobile food pantry. That was the case when SEMO Food Bank hosted a mobile food pantry at Miner Baptist Church in Sikeston, MO. Different branches from the military were present for a medical training event that provided medical and dental care…

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Fear and Hope

Currently, times are tough for some people and Denise Scott understands just that. Scott, 54 from Kennett, MO showed up for a mobile food pantry one rainy Saturday evening in search for some extra food for around her house. Scott’s income is small and doesn’t cover paying the bills and buying enough food for the…

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When Times Get Tough…

When times get tough, people come together. Ron Huffman believes this statement. Huffman, an Army vet, was at the recent mobile food pantry at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Huffman came to Poplar Bluff through homeless programs offered at the VA. He said the VA has helped him quite a…

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