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Hosts Food and Coat Drive in Honor of MLK Day of Service


Missouri Community Service Commission Holiday Drive

In a recent study, 16.8% of Missourians were food insecure, and 7.9% had very low food security. Missouri had the 2nd highest rate of individuals with very low food security, second only to Arkansas. Having very low food security means that the food intake of one or more household members was reduced and their eating patterns disrupted because the household lacked money and other resources for food.

The Missouri Community Service Commission, in partnership with the Samaritan Center, is hosting its annual food and clothing drive now through February 29, 2016. The Samaritan Center is always in need of canned, boxed, and non-perishable food items to help feed Missourians. Your donation of slightly used coats, jackets, gloves, scarves, hats, and other winter accessories will help keep Missouri children and families warm this winter.

Collection containers are on the 1st and 4th floors of the Truman Building. You will see two separate containers, one for clothing and the other for food items.

The Commission continues to strive to be an example of service and volunteerism; and has re-committed to increasing its undertaking of service projects for 2016.