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Floating for food

Cardboard boat racers earn $21,515 for area food bank

Media contact:

Kent Faddis
Producer
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-5361
Email: faddisk@umsystem.edu

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The CAFNR Corn Stalker races the Yellow Submarine constructed by Environmental Dynamics International.

Credit: University of Missouri

Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo.– Whether they sank in epic fashion or crossed the finish line in record time, the result was the same – thousands of meals raised for The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri. More than $21,500 was brought in by the crews of 50 cardboard boats during the third annual Float Your Boat for the Food Bank race held Saturday at the Bass Pro Shops Lake in northeastern Columbia.

Read more about this event, sponsored by the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, at CAFNR News.