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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

March 14, 2012

KXCV-KRNW food drive raises more than 400 pounds for food bank

Food insecurity affects many of our neighbors. That’s why KXCV-KRNW, the NPR radio affiliate broadcasting from the Northwest Missouri State University campus, and 13 regional grocers organized a food drive for the Second Harvest Community Food Bank in St. Joseph and its affiliates.

Operating with the theme “Your Heart is Showing,” organizers of the food drive set a goal to collect at least 250 pounds of food during four weeks in February and March. Residents exceeded the goal and donated 417 pounds of food.

The donated food was provided to the Ministry Center in Maryville, the Lord’s Warehouse in Albany and Living Hope in Maysville.

Participating grocers included Pamida, HyVee and Walmart stores in Maryville, Albany, Bethany, Gallatin and Tarkio. Other stores that served as collection sites included Dungy’s Affiliated Super in Maysville, George’s Total in Mound City, Country Mart and Green Hills in Savannah and the Stanberry Thriftway.

For more information about the food drive, 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