The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri increased the pounds of food distributed to Audrain County residents in 2016.
A total of 1,110,368 pounds were distributed to partner agencies, including the Help Center and St. John’s Catholic Church. That is an increase from 910,647 pounds in 2015.
“We are pleased to have been able to increase the pounds of food we were able to distribute in Audrain County,” said Lindsay Young Lopez, Executive Director of The Food Bank. “Thank you to the donors, partners, and friends in the Mexico community who helped make that possible.”
The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri provides food at no charge to agencies or clients and is the only food bank of the six in Missouri to do so. Food distributed in Chariton County last year had a wholesale value of more than $1.85 million.
Because of The Food Bank’s affiliation with Feeding America and the ability to purchase bulk food at significantly reduced costs, every $10 secures $210 worth of groceries. Across its 32-county service area, The Food Bank distributed a total of 31.9 million pounds of food in 2016. For more information, visit www.ShareFoodBringHope.org.