GEORGE KENNEDY: Blunt brings attention but not SNAP funding in Food Bank visit

Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 4:34 p.m. CST

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt paid a short visit to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri on Monday afternoon. As a member of the Food Bank board, I was there. The senator filled a couple of Buddy Pack bags for the customary photo op, asked a number of intelligent questions, endured a brief press conference, and made an excellent point when somebody asked him why he was visiting on a day the Senate was formally in session.