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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • St. James Winery raises 10K during annual food drive

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  • ST. JAMES – St. James Winery’s annual campaign against childhood hunger raised 10,000 for six food banks supported by the Missouri Food Bank Association (MFBA).
    This year’s campaign ran from March until April.
    St. James Winery staff and customers in the tasting room  raised an additional $500 for  the St. James Caring Center, which will be used for its child feeding programs in town.
     “Everyone here at St. James Winery is very grateful for the generous support of our customers to help us feed thousands of hungry children here in Missouri,” said Peter Hofherr, CEO of St. James Winery.  “In every county and in every community, there are children living in poverty.  
    “For these at-risk children, breakfast and lunch at school are the only source of reliable nutrition.  Backpack programs make a tremendous difference because the packs are stocked with hygiene supplies and kid-friendly, nutritious foods.”
    Monies from St. James Winery’s fundraising efforts are divided among the six food banks in Missouri: Ozarks Food Harvest (Southwest Missouri); Southeast Missouri Food Bank; St. Louis Area Foodbank; Harvesters Community Food Network (Kansas City Area); Second Harvest Community Foodbank (Northwest Missouri); and the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.  
    The MFBA distributes more than 90 million pounds of food each year through a network of more than 2000 community programs, including the child-feeding programs for kids.  The MFBA and its local food bank child-feeding programs are active in every county in the state of Missouri and serve tens of thousands of  at-risk children each year.
    St. James Winery is the largest and most awarded winery in Missouri. Founded by the Hofherr family in 1970, St. James Winery celebrates more than 40 years as a family owned and operated winery.  St. James Winery’s award-winning wines are sold in thought the Midwest and South. Look for St. James Winery online at www.stjameswinery.com
    For more information on the Missouri Food Bank Association and the six food banks who received funding from St. James Winery visit:
    - Missouri Food Bank Association: feedingmissouri.org
    - Ozarks Food Harvest: ozarksfoodharvest.org.
    - Southeast Missouri Food Bank: semofoodbank.org
    - St. Louis Area Foodbank: stlfoodbank.org
    - Second Harvest Community Food Bank: ourcommunityfoodbank.org
    - The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri: sharefoodbringhope.org
    - Harvesters Community Food Network: harvesters.org

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