MACC-Hannibal Donates to End Hunger
Moberly Area Community College reached out this semester to support Buddy Pack programs in its region. Buddy Packs are filled with kid-friendly, nutritious food and sent home with specific students ages K-12. The program was developed to make sure students have enough to eat over a weekend or holiday. Packs include shelf-stable items like soup, cereal and peanut butter. During the last school year, the Buddy Pack program helped feed more than 6,700 children each week throughout Central and Northeast Missouri.
In Hannibal, MACC faculty, staff and students donated 436 jars of peanut butter to the Hannibal Public Schools. Jeanne Bastian, MACC-Hannibal Phi Theta Kappa sponsor and her family company, Independent Service Co., donated a large banner for the collection point at the center. Combined with the Hannibal Public Schools collection, the program now has enough peanut butter for the rest of the year.
Phebe Crane, MACC-Hannibal Phi Theta Kappa member and Student Government Rep, and MACC staff member Amy See helped package and deliver the peanut butter to the FACT (Families and Communities Together) office. From there, the Buddy Packs are filled and then transported to the Hannibal Public Schools.
In spring 2015, MACC-Hannibal faculty, staff, and students, along with Hannibal Phi Theta Kappa members plan to help fill Buddy Packs and prepare them for delivery.