Give to Local Food Banks

Food banks are doing a lot of giving this time of year. Missouri’s six food banks and about 1,500 distribution agencies face heavy demand with Thanksgiving and Christmas only a month or so apart. Fortunately, donors remember food banks during the holidays, says state director Scott Baker, and about 40% of the annual giving to food banks happens during that time of year. But he also says that food banks have a lot of people asking for help. Despite the indications that the economy is getting better and more people are returning to work, the demand has not decreased. He says that many of those people are taking jobs that do not pay as well, making it harder for families to make ends meet with the cost of groceries, utilities, and transportation continuing to increase. Baker says that it is not a case of more people asking for help the first time, but it’s a case of people needing help for longer periods of time, which is a situation underlined by a recent USDA report that ranked Missouri fifth in the nation for people food insecurity every day.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 21 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is 6-3 Senior Guard Walton Eckelkamp of the St. Francis Borgia Basketball Team. Walton was the MVP of the Union Tournament last week. He scored 21 points in the championship leading Borgia to a 66-54 win over Columbia Rock Bridge. He hit four three's, dished out four assists and pulled down three rebounds.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 5 days ago

As Mizzou students return to campus from semester break, they will be experiencing some of the changes promised to Concerned Students 1950.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

1 day 15 min ago

Girls Basketball...
The Borgia/Competitive Edge Tournament....
5th Place-Troy 40 Union 31
3rd Place-Fort Zumwalt West 61 Parkway South 46
Championship-Borgia 52 Cardinal Ritter 47

Webster Winter Challenge at Webster Groves High School...
Consolation-Washington 57 St. Joseph's Academy 54

Wrestling...
Sullivan defeated Festus 54-21 to win the U-City Tournament