Helping the helpers: Soup Kitchen provides more than food

Some have had to reduce hours or services and others are using reserve funds to continue. Although these groups receive funding from Prairieland United Way, those funds are also limited and were already allocated before the budget battle began. As a way to raise awareness and support for some of these agencies, Prairieland United Way…

‘Feed My Starving Children’ charity bags up food in Cape Girarde

A “Feed My Starving Children” event at the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau brought in more than 3,600 volunteers to bag up food for those in need on Sunday, Dec. 4. Tables were filled with people as they bagged pouches filled with rice, soy, vegetables and vitamins. The organization’s goal was to bag up one million bags…

Man’s response to hungry kid a lesson in opportunity, not just charity

Source: The Commercial Appeal / David Waters It’s not just the feel-good story of this miserably hot summer. It’s a parable for a community that is one of the nation’s most generous and most impoverished. It’s also an allegory for a city and a nation still struggling mightily to recognize and reconcile its systemic racism,…

Hormel Foods helps fight hunger

PFFJ Farms, the local subsidiary owned by Hormel Foods Corporation, announced a donation of $10,000 to help fight hunger in Snowflake and surrounding communities. Donations of $5,000 will go to the Silver Creek Senior Citizens Council and the Shepherd’s Kitchen and Thrift of White Mountains. “It is our privilege to support these great organizations and…