According to Feeding America, one in seven Missouri children are food insecure and face uncertainty as to where their next meal may come from. More than 715,000 Missourians faced food insecurity in Missouri according to the most recent data.
“Farmers and ranchers work 365 days a year to produce abundance from our farms and ranches,” said Ashley McCarty, MFCF executive director. “The Drive to Feed Kids addresses disconnects where that abundance doesn’t reach our neighbors’ dinner tables. We are again heartened by the generosity of Forrest and Charlotte Lucas and Protect The Harvest for their support of the Drive to Feed Kids for a seventh year.”
“A Protect The Harvest priority is to help ensure Americans have access to safe, nutritious, affordable and abundant food and we are delighted to again support the Hogs for Hunger initiative in Missouri,” stated Charlotte Lucas. “Properly nourishing Missouri children is important for the state’s future and it’s the right thing to do.