The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) donated a whole truck load of food to the Southeast Missouri Food Bank last week. Officials say the donation equates to almost 29,000 meals and the donation comes at an important time because food prices are increasing. The donation was given by the LDS church at-large and not the local church in Cape Girardeau, officials say. The Southeast Missouri Food Bank will distribute the donated food to A Better Childhood (ABC) Mobile Pantry in Jackson. In the entire donation included 34,500 pounds of food. Items included applesauce, soup and peanut butter. Anything that is left over will be given to the food bank’s network of partner agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. The food bank administers food to 143 charitable and disaster relief programs within its coverage area of 16 counties and serves about ten percent more people in its coverage area than what it served prior to COVID 19, officials say.