Governor and First Lady Parson Announce Capitol Dome and Governor's Mansion to be Lighted Orange in Recognition of Hunger Action Month

SEPTEMBER 26, 2022

 — Today, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson announced that the Missouri State Capitol and Governor's Mansion will be lighted orange beginning at sunset tonight, September 26, 2022, until sunrise tomorrow, September 27, 2022.

"When people think of hunger and food insecurity, they may often think of people in other cities, other states, or other nations, but the reality is these issues exist right here in our local communities," Governor and First Lady Parson said. "Extending a helping hand to those in need is one of the most important acts of service we are called to do, and we encourage all Missourians to do their part. By donating a non-perishable food item, volunteering at a food bank, or making a financial contribution, we can help do our part to ensure food is not an impossible choice. Together, we can make a difference."

Governor Parson proclaimed September 2022 as Hunger Action Month to bring awareness to the need to combat hunger in Missouri and encourage involvement in efforts to end hunger in local communities. View the proclamation here

The lighting of the Capitol Dome and Governor's Mansion will coincide with First Lady Parson's food drive on the Mansion lawn. The First Lady will host the tailgate style event tonight, September 26 from 5 - 7 p.m. and be joined by the Lincoln University football team and representatives from The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri. 

All individuals and families are encouraged to attend. The First Lady invites attendees to bring a non-perishable food item to donate or to make a financial contribution at