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10 Great Ideas for Donations to Your Local Food Bank

This time of year, food banks are working extra hard to keep their shelves stocked. If you're in a charitable mood, you might be wondering what exactly these charities are looking for in the way of donations. A recent thread on Reddit explored just that. Numerous commenters with experience either working at or patronizing food banks offered their thoughts on the best items to donate—and it's not just food, either.

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Cuts to Food Stamps Pressure Southwestern Missouri Food Banks

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A cut in federal food stamp benefits is putting pressure on food banks and other agencies that serve low-income residents in the Joplin area.

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8th Annual Sweet Springs Poker Run Works for Local Food Bank [INTERVIEW]

There are a lot of great things happening this weekend, but if you want one to bring out your inner biker, this one is for you! The 8th Annual Sweet Springs Poker Run will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21.

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Missouri Food Bank and Sedalia Pools Collecting “Buddy Pack” Donations for Pettis County Youth

Thousands of kids from low-income families in Pettis County qualify for free school lunches.  The problem is when school is out on long weekends or holiday breaks, many of these kids go hungry. The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri is helping to break that alarming trend with the Buddy Pack. A Buddy Pack is three to five pounds of food that is kid friendly and nutritious.  Buddy packs will be given to children in need of food on Fridays before a break from school, like long weekends or holiday breaks.

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