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Campaign to Support The Food Bank — Members of the Boone County Unit-Missouri Retired Teachers Association and School Personnel (BCU-MRTA) regularly volunteer at The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri. These efforts include preparing food for distribution, packing Buddy Packs and assisting in their delivery. The “Stay at Home” order has eliminated our ability to volunteer at The Food Bank. The Board met on April 16, 2020 via Zoom and finalized plans to support The Food Bank by sponsoring a Virtual Food Drive. Our “$19 - 19” campaign encourages members to donate $19 to support those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. A $19 donation enables The Food Bank to buy $399 worth of food. Our goal is to raise $6,000 beginning on April 20 through May 11. For more information or to donate, click here. (Posted 04/17/20).

Send books to Bagram Airfield — The USO at Bagram hosts a program called United Through Reading (UTR). This program allows service members to video themselves reading a book to their child. The USO then mails the recording and the book to the service member's home so their child can see AND hear their parent read a story to them while following along with the book in hand. To donate new books that they can have on hand in their UTR library for this service, follow these steps:

Supplies needed for PET Project — The Mobility Worldwide ministry is in constant need of supplies to pack in with the mobility vehicles, known as a PET, for shipment all over the world. These carts have been built in Columbia since 1995. To fill up a shipping container, volunteers include many other items. You can either take items to the PET facility at 1908 Heriford, or bring them to the April BRTA meeting. Here's what's needed: