MEDIA ADVISORY:  Agriculture Pulling Together to Feed Missouri’s Hungry Children, Share Agriculture’s Story

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Highlighting a summer-long service effort to combat childhood food insecurity and showcase Missouri agriculture, Missouri Farmers Care (MFC) is hosting the Drive to Feed Kids. The Drive, presented in partnership with Monsanto and Brownfield Ag News with support from Feeding Missouri, the Missouri State Fair and Missouri FFA and many across Missouri agriculture, has raised funds to address childhood food insecurity in communities statewide.

WHO: Alan Wessler, D.V.M, chairman of Missouri Farmers Care,

Chris Chinn, Missouri Director of Agriculture

Scott Baker of Feeding Missouri, and

Tom Weber, director of Where the Fast Lane Ends

Abby Bertz, State FFA President

WHAT: Highlights of the Drive to Feed Kids events at the Missouri State Fair including film screening of Where the Fast Lane Ends, Sawyer Brown / Royal Wade Keins concert, Missouri Farmer Care Food Drive and FFA Food Insecurity Service Day.

WHEN: Thursday, August 10th, 10:45 a.m.

WHERE: Missouri Farmers Care Booth in the Agriculture Building on the Missouri State Fair Grounds

Missouri agriculture has invited the partnership of companies and individuals to address the most pressing childhood hunger needs in Missouri communities. All contributions will be dedicated to Feeding Missouri’s member food banks engaged in addressing childhood food insecurity.

Missouri Farmers Care is a joint effort by Missouri’s farming and agriculture community to stand together for the men and women who provide the food and jobs on which our communities depend. The Drive to Feed Kids is being managed by the Missouri Farmers Care Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity