Gearing Up For “Summer’s Best Party” and the Drive To Feed Kids

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We invite you to join the 2024 Drive to Feed Kids. The effort to highlight Missouri agriculture and inspire youth to help stand in the gap for those facing food insecurity is full steam ahead. To kick off the year, Drive partner Missouri 4-H raised the equivalent of 291,735 meals during their spring effort. 

Opportunities abound for you to expand the impact of the Drive this summer.

  • Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please visit or reach out if your organization would like to join the ’24 Drive. 
  • Partners and members can help out with the Drive by liking and sharing our posts on social media – including upcoming opportunities for exhibitors to donate hogs to Hogs for Hunger.  

We invite you and your team to join us at the 2024 Drive to Feed Kids’ capstone events at the Missouri State Fair:

Tuesday, Aug. 13th

Missouri FFA Day of Service

850 Missouri FFA members and ag leaders will pack over 175,000 meals for the Feeding Missouri network. Representatives of your organization are welcome to join the packing event. Please email to indicate the number of attendees and times they will be joining the packing activities:

9 a.m. Welcome at the Nucor Director’s Pavilion on MSF grounds

9:45 a.m. -11:30 a.m. First group packs at Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall 

12 p.m. Lunch and short program for all FFA members and leaders at Director’s Pavilion 

1-3:30 p.m. Second group packs at Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall 

Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive $2 Tuesday

Give a minimum $2 donation to the Drive To Feed Kids OR donate a minimum of 2 non-perishable food items to receive a coupon for $2 admission at the gate. Participating is easy, simply visit at the tent outside the Centennial ticket booth to receive a coupon redeemable for $2 admission at the ticket booth.

Thursday, Aug. 15th

Meal Packing

Following Ham Breakfast, ag leaders, youth, and elected officials will roll up their sleeves in the Ag Building, to pack over 1,000 meal boxes for food insecure families. We invite MFC member leaders to participate between 9 and 11 a.m.

Saturday, August 17

Concert Announcement

We are looking forward to announcing the impact of the 2024 Drive To Feed Kids ahead of the Alabama Concert on Saturday, August 17!

We hope you will join us at the “Summer’s Best Party” to celebrate agriculture and make a difference in the lives of our food insecure neighbors.