Current SLC Chair and Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard joined Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, House Speaker Todd Richardson, House Majority Floor Leader Rob Vescovo, and lawmakers and staff from the member states of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) to package more than 50,000 meals for the St. Louis Area Foodbank. The meal packaging effort was part of SLC’s annual Campaign Against Hunger event that was started in 2011.
SLC sponsors food-packaging events at each of its annual meetings in an effort to provide food to the hungry, and to bring legislators from its member states together with members of the local communities. The event is organized in conjunction with The Outreach Program, a non-profit 501(c)(3) based in Iowa that organizes similar events around the country, and has helped to package more than 354 million meals to date.
President Pro Tem Richard spearheaded this year’s event that also made donations on behalf of SLC to Outreach, Inc.; St. Louis Area Food Bank, the Emergency Assistance Ministry Pantry; and the Harvey Kornblum Food Pantry.