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- State declares test results for schools invalid (10/4/17)2
- Child-custody advocate: State law needs fix to provide parents with more equal custody (10/12/17)
- One of Cape's oldest mom-and-pop restaurants opens in new location (10/10/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
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- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
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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