food banks http://kbia.org en Missourians more likely to volunteer, less likely to talk politics http://kbia.org/post/missourians-more-likely-volunteer-less-likely-talk-politics <p>Missourians are more likely to volunteer and to do favors for a neighbor than the average American. But their level of civic engagement depends greatly on their circumstances.</p><p>A new <a href="http://www.ncoc.net/MOCHI2013">report on the state’s civic health</a>, issued by six Missouri universities and the National Conference on Citizenship, found that Missouri largely aligns with the rest of the nation on community involvement.</p><p>The report measured political activity, but also whether residents volunteered, helped their neighbors, or attended public meetings.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:06:15 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 46883 at http://kbia.org Missourians more likely to volunteer, less likely to talk politics Feeding your neighbors and the world http://kbia.org/post/feeding-your-neighbors-and-world <p>Now that it’s Thanksgiving, the eating season has begun. Coming up we’ll take a look at how the U.S. helps feed the world, but first, let’s take a look in our own back yard. The local food banks, pantries, shelters and soup kitchens have picked up in business. KBIA’s Ben Mahnken reports that volunteerism and donations are up this year.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 18:35:52 +0000 Kristofor Husted 24859 at http://kbia.org Holiday season yields more volunteering in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/holiday-season-yields-more-volunteering-columbia <p></p><p>With the holidays quickly approaching, people are busier than ever trying to help feed others in need during the holiday season. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 21:06:13 +0000 Ben Mahnken 24647 at http://kbia.org Holiday season yields more volunteering in Columbia Fill your stockings restorative justice program continues its donations http://kbia.org/post/fill-your-stockings-restorative-justice-program-continues-its-donations <p>The Missouri Quilt Guild and the Missouri Department of Corrections joined forces for the second year of the &ldquo;Fill Your Stockings&rdquo; Restorative Justice program. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 23:27:10 +0000 5489 at http://kbia.org Fill your stockings restorative justice program continues its donations