Over 300 people attended and more than $91,000 was raised Friday night at the first-ever Adopt-A-Buddy All-Stars Gala at the Audrain County 4-H Center. The event raised the funds to help out the Central Missouri Food Bank’s Buddy Pack Program in Audrain County. Last year, Central Missouri Food Bank Executive Director Peggy Kirkpatrick says the program helped 464 audrain county students take home healthy food. Kirkpatrick says the anticipation is more students will need help this year. Federal aid, which had sustained the program in the past, is no longer available and without the fundraiser, the program could have been shut down.
Aug 18 2012