April 04, 2012

Dept. of Ag to Donate Proceeds from Harvest for Hunger Drive in St. Louis Friday

Donations from employees, farmers to support food banks helping Missourians in need

The Department of Agriculture kicked off the Harvest for Hunger Food Drive in December with a donation of non-perishable items and a cash donation of over $1,000, benefiting food banks across the state. Throughout the winter months, the Department accepted donations at its office in Jefferson City and encouraged all Missourians to donate both fresh and nonperishable food items.

Additional donations to the Harvest for Hunger Food Drive, including a donation from Missouri farmers valued at approximately $20,000, will be announced Friday morning at the St. Louis Area Foodbank in Bridgeton and presented to the Missouri Food Bank Association to be distributed to food banks and pantries statewide.

WHO: Director of Agriculture Dr. Jon Hagler, Representatives of Soy Labs LLC and the Mexico Plant Science Center and St. Louis Foodbank President and CEO Frank Finnegan

WHAT: Donation announcement from the Department of Agriculture's Harvest for Hunger Food Drive, including donation of approximately $20,000 value from Missouri farmers

WHEN: 10 a.m. Fri., April 6, 2012

WHERE: St. Louis Area Foodbank, 70 Corporate Woods Dr., Bridgeton, Mo. 63044

For planning purposes, please e-mail Christine.Tew@mda.mo.gov or call (573) 418-4082 if you intend to cover this event.