Ayerco stores in northeast Missouri participated in a Check Out Hunger campaign in December to benefit The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri. Stores solicited donations to help share food with neighbors in need and raised $5,709.17. Because of The Food Bank’s purchasing power, that is the equivalent of more than $11,900 worth of groceries for residents in Marion, Ralls, Monroe, Clark, Lewis, Shelby and Adair counties. Pictured from left: Brad Ayers and Toni Kern, an Ayerco employee. For more information, visit sharefoodbringhope.org.