Kids learn about the Food Bank

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri is wanting the community to learn more about them.

Wednesday afternoon, kids in the 'Operation Joy' program at the Presbyterian Church in Kirksville stopped by the new Food Banks packing center in the Lincoln Square Shopping Center. The kids learned about the center's buddy pack program that helps feed hundreds of the areas hungry children. Food Bank Regional Director Susan Dublin told us she hopes the kids enjoyed this experience.

"I think that it's really important that they see the giving back and helping and volunteering at a young age so when they grow up they can remember those experiences and become good community members and be helpful and giving back and grow up with a sense of that" Dublin said.

The kids also had a chance to have a little fun when they got to smash boxes to prepare them to be taken to the recycling center. The Food Bank is preparing the packing center for a big event to celebrate the opening of deer season this weekend. A chili and pie lunch will be held to celebrate the opening weekend of Missouri's fall firearms deer season this Saturday from 10:30am-2:00pm at the packing center in the Lincoln Square Shopping Center.