MSSU receives grant to supply weekend snack packs


JOPLIN, Mo. – Missouri Southern’s Lion Co-Op and Wellness Program receives a grant from the No Kid Hungry Campaign.

The more than $10,000 dollar grant will go toward supplying weekend snack packs to area kids age one to five who qualify for state or tribal financial assistance. The No Kid Hungry Campaign assists in meeting the nutritional needs of children who may not be getting adequate food over the weekend.

According to Dr. Andrea Cullers, director of the Lion Co-op, the year-long grant funding will provide bags of shelf-stable food for at least one year, at which point the need will be reassessed.

“The Lion Co-op works to decrease food insecurity for all members of the Lion community, and we’re excited that through the No Kid Hungry grant funding we can help meet the needs of our littlest lions at the Lion Club Academy,” said Cullers.