Mayor’s prayer breakfast to feature Food Bank director Kirkpatrick

While Fulton residents share breakfast and fellowship during the 2014 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Mayor LeRoy Benton hopes they’ll take a moment to think about those without.

The prayer breakfast returns 6:30 a.m. May 1 at the Callaway Senior Center, with guest speaker Peggy Kirkpatrick, executive director of The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

Usually held earlier in the year, the prayer breakfast was moved to May 1 this year at a Fulton resident’s suggestion to have the event coincide with the National Day of Prayer. Around that time, Benton said he also chose Kirkpatrick as the guest speaker.

“We have several food banks in the county that participate in that with SERVE being the largest, but their outreach is one that’s very important to the whole area, particularly Fulton,” Benton said. “I think it’s a good time for us to learn more of what’s going on there and be reminded of the fact that they do serve Callaway County and are very important in that service to us.”

The food bank, which is a major provider for SERVE, Inc. and also helps low-income children stay fed over the weekend with its Buddy Pack program, which sends children home with backpacks filled with meal supplies.

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Tickets are $15 and are available from Benton, City Hall, several Fulton council members and the Fulton Area Chamber of Commerce.

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