- Two men accused of selling meth to undercover cop (6/22/17)
- Police: Man grabbed wheel, tried to kill driver and himself in Jackson crash (6/23/17)
- Jackson scores high in survey of residents; better streets, Aldi are high priorities (6/20/17)4
- Cape man stabbed in head, arm after strip-club incident; skull fractured, police say (6/25/17)3
- Marble Hill mayor hires city manager without board approval (6/21/17)3
- Annual SEMO District Fair event lineup announced (6/23/17)1
- Two charged in theft of jewelry from Cape storage facility (6/23/17)1
- Oran town board fired officer before hiring him as police chief; city officials say they can't remember reason for firing (6/25/17)2
- Library provides free lunches this summer (6/19/17)
- Jackson School District giving away bricks from 'Old A' building (6/23/17)2
P&G helps local food bank
Your coverage of Procter & Gamble's 40 years in Southeast Missouri ("Product powerhouse" April 21) was a welcome article spotlighting the positive impact of a local business. I would like to congratulate Procter & Gamble and thank it for the community support it has provided over the years.
Many in our region may not be aware of the fact that Procter & Gamble regularly donates household paper products, cleaning products, diapers, shampoo and infant soaps to Southeast Missouri Food Bank. These products go to over 150 not-for-profit hunger relief organizations throughout 16 counties in Southeast Missouri, which in turn, distribute to those families and individuals in need.
In 2008, Southeast Missouri Food Bank saw a 29 percent increase in need throughout our service area, and we strive to increase our distribution of food and household products annually. With the continued support of local businesses like Procter & Gamble, Southeast Missouri Food Bank is able to help alleviate the burden of poverty among our neighbors.
AMANDA PRATT, development director, Southeast Missouri Food Bank, Cape Girardeau