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7/5/2017 3:00:00 PM CENTRAL
Updated: 7/5/2017 3:03:27 PM CENTRAL
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Sam B. Cook Healthplex Support the Food Bank's Buddy Pack Program

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Capital Region Sam B. Cook Healthplex held their 5th Annual LES MILLS Relaunch to help raise donations to support The Food Bank’s Buddy Pack Program.

Through monetary donations and a food drive at the Fitness Center, members, participants and staff raised $423, 635 pounds of food and 363 jars of peanut butter.

Group fitness participants joined the Sam B. Cook Healthplex to support The Food Bank and experience the latest LES MILLS releases. On Saturday, June 24 on the South Lawn of the Capitol, group fitness instructors lead participants through LES MILLS GRITTM, BODYATTACKTM, CXWORXTM AND BODYFLOWTM. On Sunday, June 25 the launch moved to the Sam B. Cook Healthplex aerobics studio for BODYPUMPTM and BODYSTEPTM.

When you share food with those who are struggling, you bring hope for a brighter tomorrow. Whether you are donating a dollar or dropping off excess produce from your garden, every gift makes a difference. The Food Bank relies heavily on donors and volunteers to operate efficiently. Visit to learn more about how you can join the fight against hunger in central and northeast Missouri. 


About the Sam B. Cook Healthplex
Your health is the priority at Capital Region Medical Center’s Sam B. Cook Healthplex. As Jefferson City’s only hospital-based wellness center, we offer a wide range of services to improve your overall health and wellbeing. Our exceptional team of therapists and our therapy services are second-to-none. Patients and athletes of all ages work with our nationally certified staff to develop progressive rehabilitation programs. The Sam B. Cook Healthplex Fitness Center provides a relaxed, friendly environment that supports any fitness level. Fitness Center members have access to exercise physiologists and personal trainers who have completed extensive training and are experts in their respective fields.

About The Food Bank’s Buddy Pack Program
One in five children in our service area faces hunger on a regular basis, with more than half qualifying for free or reduced-price meals at school. For many of them, breakfast and lunch at school offer the only source of reliable nutrition, and they are at risk of hunger over the weekend. To alleviate the risk, The Food Bank partners with elementary schools to provide Buddy Packs to school children. Buddy Packs are backpacks filled with kid-friendly, nutritious food that students take home over the weekend or holiday periods to supplement their meals when there is not enough for them to eat at home. The Food Bank distributes 7,500 Buddy Packs each week during the school year at 150 schools in the 32-county service area. 

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