Help McDonald’s donate to food pantries in southeast Mo.

McDonald’s to donate to food pantries in southeast Mo.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - For the past two weeks, McDonald’s has been showing their appreciation to health care workers by offering them a free meal.

The fast food giant has already given away over 7,500 “thank you” meals across southeast Missouri.

Now, Shannon Davis, the local owner of 17 franchises, decided he wants to take it a step further and help families that are having trouble keeping food on the table.

“If you are a first responder or health care worker, come in, and get a free 'thank you’ meal. It’s our way of giving back, since you guys have been working hard. So, come in and take advantage of it,” said Davis. “Starting at midnight, if you take a selfie with the meal, upload it, tag us at McDonald’s is loving Southeast Missouri. For every selfie we get, we will donate five meals to the SEMO food bank.”

The food bank donation promotion will last for 24 hours at various McDonald’s locations throughout the Heartland.

The organization will continue to offer free drinks to health care heroes and first responders through Tuesday, May 5.

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