Missouri National Guard

Governor Parson announces Missouri National Guard to scale back COVID-19 vaccine support

As demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has significantly decreased in recent weeks, Governor Mike Parson announced the Missouri National Guard (MONG) has begun scaling back its involvement at mass vaccination site locations in May. The drawdown of National Guard members is set to be completed by June 1, 2021. “We are in a far different […]

Missouri Department of Conservation reports CWD results for 2020-2021 season

The Missouri Department of Conservation reports it has completed its monitoring, management, and testing efforts for its 2020-2021 chronic wasting disease surveillance year. From those efforts, MDC reports it collected more than 15,300 tissue samples from mostly hunter-harvested deer for CWD testing. MDC has confirmed 44 new cases of CWD from the deer tested. The […]

Share The Harvest

Missouri Department of Conservation expresses appreciation to deer hunters for “Sharing the Harvest”

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) thank the thousands of Missouri deer hunters who donated 238,920 pounds of venison to the state’s Share the Harvest program this past deer season, including 4,787 whole deer. MDC and CFM also thank the participating meat processors throughout the state who grind […]

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Missouri’s Governor announces $5 million in CARES Act funding for six food banks

Governor Mike Parson announced $5 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to be divided among Missouri’s six regional food banks to help citizens who continue to rely on food assistance. The food banks serve the needs of more than 1,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and […]

GRM Networks

GRM Networksd donates $750 to Mercer County Food Pantry

GRM Networks has donated $750 each to area food pantries through the cooperative’s Community Improvement Grant Program. Five food pantries in the cooperative’s operating area received the grants. From Missouri, they include the Harrison County Food Pantry in Bethany and the Mercer County Food Pantry in Princeton. In Iowa, the food pantries receiving grants are […]

Governor Mike Parson

Missouri to receive $66M for child care assistance under federal CARES Act

Missouri will receive $66 million for child care assistance and $1.5 million for food banks under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Governor Parson was joined by the Missouri Department of Social Services Acting Director Jennifer Tidball and Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard Brigadier General Levon Cumpton.  Child Care […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson highlights “Show-Me-Strong” Recovery Pillars as Missouri prepares to reopen today

“I want to assure Missourians that we are prepared,” Governor Parson said. “The overall trends in the data show that we have met the four pillars, and we are ready to safely reopen Missouri.” The “Show Me Strong Recovery” Pillars are designed to give Missouri a benchmark for moving forward: Expand the testing capacity and volume in […]

Missouri National Guard

Food banks throughout the state assisted by Missouri National Guard

The Missouri National Guard is supporting community food banks in unloading deliveries, sorting, packing, delivery, and distribution of food. Food banks and pantries typically use volunteers to fill orders but have seen a significant decrease in available help, while also seeing an increased need from families affected by COVID-19 for food assistance. “It’s really nice […]

Hunger

Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance to sponsor “Home Run Against Hunger”

With 896,570 Missourians labeled as “food insecure” according to the Map the Meal Gap 2016 study, Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance recognizes the need to obtain and distribute food to hungry families across the state. For the fourth consecutive year, insurance agents are accepting donations from April 1, 2019, to April 30, 2019, at their local […]

4-H Feeding Missouri

4-H partners with Feeding Missouri for statewide food drive in February

This February, Missouri 4-H is partnering with Feeding Missouri in a first-of-its-kind statewide food drive. All of the state’s more than 1,600 4-H clubs, serving youth ages 5 to 18, are invited to participate. Throughout February, 4-H’ers across Missouri will engage in a friendly service competition to see which clubs can contribute the greatest amount […]

Missouri Department of Conservation reminds deer hunters about CWD sampling, carcass disposal, and Share the Harvest

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters that it is conducting mandatory sampling and voluntary sampling of harvested deer to help find cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD). MDC encourages hunters to properly dispose of deer carcasses to help limit the spread of the disease. MDC also encourages hunters to Share the Harvest […]