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Tonight (Dec. 15, 2021) is the Feed the 4-States telethon! Call 1-888-620-4869 to donate money during KOAM News on FOX14 at 9! Donations will help fill local pantry shelves this holiday season. Help us Feed the 4-States.

About Feed the 4-States

As families continue to struggle under the weight of devastating job losses and economic uncertainty, many are faced with food insecurity. And COVID-19 continues to magnify their struggles this Holiday Season. As a result, our local food pantries are reporting an increasing number of households seeking assistance. The demand is expected to stretch their already limited resources. They need our help.

To help meet the need, FOX 14 and The CW have once again teamed up with Westco Home Furnishings for the 18th annual Feed the 4-States Food Drive. Westco Home Furnishings is accepting non-perishable food donations at its 11 locations. Your donations will be given to a food pantry in each community to make certain they reach those who need them most.

We have added two additional collection locations in Joplin. Phelan Dermatology at 2431 E. 32nd Street, Suite B and Tropical Tan at 705 Illinois. Both are also accepting non-perishable food donations for distribution to pantries in Joplin.

We’ve also joined with Kansas Food BankCommunity Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and Ozarks Food Harvest to help meet the need this Holiday Season. Monetary donations can be made by clicking on one of the links. When you give to a Food Bank, each dollar donated is stretched to provide up to four healthy meals.

The Kansas Food Bank and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma are able to direct donations to Food Banks in our viewing area. Donations to Ozarks Food Harvest will benefit general food distribution to all of its 270 hunger relief partners equally. You can also donate to Feed the 4-States through Shopify and your gift can be directed to a Food Pantry in our area.  

When there’s a need, the 4-States’ area always comes together. Let’s do it again. 4-States together.

4-State Pantries

Food pantries in the 4-state area

Many families face food insecurity, and the pandemic hasn't helped. As a result, many of our local food pantries served more households. Below is a list of pantries you can donate to or reach out to for help.