There are many people living in Pettis County who do not have enough food to eat. Children go to school without breakfast, families struggle to put enough on the table to go around, and people sleeping rough can't always get what they need to stay healthy.

Donating food items  is a great way of helping out the community and can make a huge difference to an individual or family.  Donations of food can also reduce the growing amount of food that ends up in landfill every year, which is not only wasteful but environmentally unsustainable. It's estimated that Americans throw away up to 20% of the food they purchase, the equivalent of buying five bags of groceries and throwing one away. So why not go through the pantry, rustle up a few non perishable items, and join the Sedalia Young Professionals with their upcoming food drives?  I got to talk with them about what you can do to help the SYP give to the Open Door.

The Sedalia Young Professionals invite you to join them in serving the community. They’ll have several food drives for the Open Door Food Bank, beginning at the Sedalia Walmart from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on November 8.  On November 14, they’ll be at the Sedalia Woods from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Through November 17 you can drop food off at Bryant Motors, McCarthy Toyota, Rick Ball Ford, WK Chevrolet, and Reader’s World.  All forms of donations are accepted, but the Open Door’s greatest needs are non perishable food items and diapers.  You can find out more about the Sedalia Young Professionals at their Facebook page.

Donatingly yours,

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