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Midwest Food Bank Sends Tornado Relief To Missouri

Aerial view of Jefferson City, Mo. tornado damage
Jeff Roberson
This aerial image shows severe storm damage in Jefferson City, Mo., May 23, 2019, after a tornado hit overnight.

Midwest Food Bank is helping victims of tornados that tore through Missouri's capitol city last week.
Midwest is sending a truckload of family food boxes to Jefferson City on Thursday. Volunteers helped pack the boxes at its facility in Normal on Wednesday.

Tornadoes killed three people in southwestern Missouri last weekend and left about two dozen injured. The storms also caused substantial damage in the Jefferson City area and other parts of the state.

Midwest Food Bank sign
Credit Eric Stock / WGLT
Midwest Food Bank has a truckload of family food boxes that it plans to deliver to Jefferson City, Mo. on Thursday in response to extensive tornado damage.

The family food boxes contain enough food to feed a family of four for four to five days.

“We’re blessed to be able to provide relief for our neighbors in Missouri,” said Mike Hoffman, MFB’s Procurement and Logistics Director. “For those wishing to help, financial donations give Midwest Food Bank the flexibility to quickly and efficiently respond to the needs of the tornado victims.”

Midwest Food Bank is accepting donations to help offset the cost of the food and transportation on its website.

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