MSU-WP Enactus is hosting its semi-annual food drive, beginning Monday, October 15, 2012 and ending Friday, November 16, 2012. For more information, see the MSU-WP Let’s Can Hunger Project page.
According to the Feeding America organization, Howell county has over 7000 people that are classified as food insecure. In the West Plains area K-8 schools there are over 63% of our children on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program and in one rural school nearly 90% of the children participate in this program. The MSU-WP Let’s Can Hunger project benefits two local organizations: Rotary Backpack Program and Samaritan Outreach Homeless Shelter/Food Bank.