On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Sydenstricker was pleased to donate $5,000 to The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri for the Buddy Pack Program. The Buddy Pack program is designed to get bags full of kid-friendly, nutritious food to children who rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year. Buddy Packs typically contain two ready-to-eat entrees, a fruit cup, cereal, shelf-stable milk and a nutritional bar. With peanut butter being provided monthly. There are 7,500 Buddy Packs distributed each week during the school year at 156 schools in the 32-county service area. According to The Food Bank our donation will provide nearly 28 Buddy Packs
every week for an entire school year.
We look forward to a continued partnership with The Food Bank
and their efforts as a regional disaster and hunger relief network that acquires and distributes millions of pounds of food annually to partner agencies across a 32-county area. Through their partnerships with manufacturers, wholesalers, processors, growers, retailers and restaurants they are able to turn every dollar into $21 worth of groceries. The Food Bank works with 132 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other agencies to ensure food gets into the hands of those who need it most. You can find them online at www.sharefoodbringhome.org