Food insecurity in Springfield and southwest Missouri is a major challenge. Many people, from children to the elderly, are not sure where their next meal is coming from. The drive by MSU Libraries employees to collect non-perishable food and personal care items for Ozarks Food Harvest continues all this week. This particular drive is organized as a “pet war,” allowing employees to donate items supporting their love of cats, dogs, or other pets. Marked boxes to receive your donations are located in the RIS office area on the First Level, near the office of Tammy Stewart, who is coordinating this important effort. Thanks, Tammy! As of late Wednesday afternoon, the “other” category of pets (i.e., anything other than cats and dogs) was in the lead, with the dogs nipping at their heels, followed by the cats in third.