The Funds 4 Food effort in Laclede County has already surpassed the $20-thousand mark, and the donations continue to come in. Funds 4 Food was developed in April, in an effort to make sure that everyone has access to food, during their time of being laid off from work, and having children at home full time. Since the beginning of the Pandemic, Lebanon area food pantries are seeing large numbers, and Melinda Fries with the Lebanon Area Foundation said the Funds 4 Food will free up pantry dollars to support other expenses…..


According to Fries, as of Friday, Funds 4 Food has received $26-thousand-362-dollars and 35 cents, plus around $85-hundred in pledges that they hope to receive soon. $10-thousand has already been sent to the funds at Ozarks Food Harvest, and another check will be mailed this week. Donations to the Funds 4 Food drive are being administered by the Lebanon Area Foundation, and are tax-deductible.