Nonprofit to Give Away Groceries at Columbia State


UPDATE JANUARY 18 –  Due to inclement weather and for the safety of recipients and volunteers, the mobile food distribution that was scheduled to take place this Saturday, January 20 at the Columbia State campus on Hampshire Pike has been canceled. The nonprofit hates to cancel and only does so in extreme situations. With the possibility of more wintery precipitation coming in this week and the below freezing temperatures, it is the right thing to do for all involved. One Generation will return to Columbia State on March, 23, 2024.


Original Story

One Generation Away is returning to the Columbia State Community College campus to offer free groceries to anyone in need.

The nonprofit’s drive-thru Mobile Pantry will be on campus at 1665 Hampshire Pike on Saturday, January 20, and will include fresh produce, dry goods, bakery items, dairy and more.

“We don’t ask any qualifying questions to receive food, and no paperwork is required,” said Chris Whitney, founder and CEO of OneGenAway. “All you have to do is show up, and we’ll take care of the rest.”

Food will be distributed beginning around 8:30 a.m. and continuing until 10 a.m. or until all the food has been given away. Volunteers are encouraged to arrive at 7:30 a.m. to help sort and distribute food. No registration is required to volunteer. It will be cold so bundle up!

For more information about OneGenAway and its food assistance programs, visit

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