Food bank in Dallas invites MU fans to volunteer before Cotton Bowl

Monday, December 30, 2013 | 6:32 p.m. CST; updated 11:54 p.m. CST, Tuesday, December 31, 2013

COLUMBIA — After the MU and Oklahoma State football teams rumble into Dallas for the Cotton Bowl on Friday, the North Texas Food Bank is hoping to recruit them for a service project.

The food bank is asking MU and OSU fans to set aside their rivalry for a few hours to serve and package food for its clients, according to a news release from the MU Office of Parent Relations. 

The event will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the North Texas Food Bank, 4500 S. Cockrell Hill Road off Loop 12 in south Dallas.

Those who wish to volunteer should follow these guidelines:

  • Wear closed-toe shoes, knee-length shorts or pants and other comfortable clothes that might get dirty.
  • Mizzou-themed clothing is encouraged.
  • Bring water to drink.

The Dallas-based food bank serves 175,000 meals per day or 62 million so far this year in 13 Texas counties, according to its website.

Those interested in volunteering can contact Michelle Murphy, MU senior coordinator for leadership and service, at 884-1910. The number for the food bank is 214-330-1396.




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