The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri has announced a $40,000 grant from Tyson Foods that will help to continue support The Food Bank's Mobile Pantries in Sedalia and LaMonte.

According to a press release from The Food Bank, the investment will assist with the continued distribution of fresh produce, protein, and dairy products to Pettis County residents.

Executive Director of The Food Bank, Lindsay Young Lopez, said, "We are truly thrilled about the continued support of Tyson as we team up in helping Pettis County residents acquire healthy food. We could not provide these Mobile Food Pantries for Pettis County without the partnership with Tyson."

Mobile Food Pantries are refrigerated box trucks that allow The Food Bank to distribute perishable goods to communities that may not have brick-and-mortar pantries. Residents should bring identification and proof of address to receive food. It is also recommended to bring boxes or bags to carry the food.

The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri serves a 32-county area.

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