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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 9, 2012

KXCV-KRNW hosting annual food drive for Second Harvest

During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, people often remember those less fortunate and contributions to area food pantries increase. Once the last sparkling light is unplugged and packed away, the need for donations to food pantries doesn’t disappear.

KXCV-KRNW, the NPR radio affiliate broadcasting from the Northwest Missouri State University campus, is doing its part this month and working with nine regional grocers to sponsor its second annual food drive for the Second Harvest Community Food Bank in St. Joseph and their local affiliates.

The food drive is scheduled to continue through the first week of March. This year’s theme is “Your heart is showing.”

“While the folks of northwest Missouri have many good qualities, one admirable trait is their willingness to help a neighbor in need,” KXCV-KRNW General Manager Rodney Harris said. “That’s why we’ve decided to conduct a month-long food drive on behalf of Second Harvest.”

Harris added, “In Nodaway County, it’s estimated that 40 percent of residents who need food are senior citizens, and one in four are children. These are some of the most vulnerable citizens in our region. What’s more, they’re our neighbors.”

Participating grocers, with local food pantries listed in parentheses, include:

Ministry Center Food Pantry Director Rod Shain said items needed include:

For more information, contact KXCV-KRNW at 660.562.1163 or visit

KXCV (90.5 FM) went on the air in 1971 and was the first-full power public radio service in Missouri. It provides in-depth news and information with an alternative music format. In 1993, KRNW (88.9 FM) went on the air in Chillicothe, extending programming across the northern 25 percent of Missouri. KXCV-KRNW serves the corners of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska with around-the-clock news and information, classical music and jazz programming.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468