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Columbia College declares a food fight

Columbia College declares a food fight


Columbia College on Fort Leonard Wood/Waynesville is partnering with Snack in a Pack and declaring its 1st Food Fight. The consequences of hunger are detrimental to academic performance and a student’s ability to concentrate in the classroom. The purpose of this event is to raise program awareness, get a little friendly competition going in the community, and collect food items to benefit students who suffer from food insecurity. 


From Oct. 31 to Nov. 30, participants will compete by collecting kid-friendly food items. The number of items collected will determine the winner of the food fight. All donated food items benefit students enrolled in the Waynesville R-VI Snack in a Pack program. 


Snack in a Pack is an AmeriCorps program that provides supplemental food packs to more than 700 Waynesville R-VI School District students who might otherwise go hungry over the weekend. It costs approximately $5.00 to feed one student for one weekend. The program relies on the generosity of its partners, donors, and the multitude of community volunteers to continue its mission to feed hungry children and improve educational success.


For more information on Snack in a Pack or to participate in the food fight, please contact the Waynesville AmeriCorps office at (573) 842-2254 or send an email to


The Community Resource Office (CRO), is a grant-supported department of the Waynesville R-VI School District that manages district volunteers, AmeriCorps/VISTA, Club TIGER After School Program, the Snack in a Pack Program, and more. These programs are made possible by grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and Army Youth Programs in Your Neighborhood (AYPYN). For more information about the CRO Programs or how to get involved, contact (573) 842-2250 or