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Will Race For Food

April 24, 2013

Forty-six boats gathered in Columbia Saturday morning, April 20, to race to the finish line and raise money for The Food Bank.  Businesses, community groups, media companies, families, and individuals participated in this event jointly sponsored by CAFNR and The Food Bank.  Over $17,000 was raised to help feed hungry Missourians.  This event is related to the Food For the Future initiative of Mizzou Advantage.

By:  CAFNR News

The swan raced neck-and-neck with the Gumdrop Express, the yellow duck with its giant head steadily guided her ducklings to shore, while the Crawdaddy clawed its way to the finish line.

Forty-six cardboard boats constructed by student groups, community organizations, businesses, individuals, families and media companies competed in the April 20 Float Your Boat for the Food Bank race in Columbia.

The race was a fundraiser to help The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri feed hungry Missourians. More than $17,000 in donations were collected.

Boats were constructed of cardboard, duct tape and glue, and the imagination of their builders.  They included pink race cars, Viking war boats, pirate ships and canoes with puppy dog faces.  See more…