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21st annual Hungerthon raises $156,564 for Weekend Backpack Program

21st annual Hungerthon raises $156,564 for Weekend Backpack Program

September 9, 2019 in Food Bank News

Ozarks Food Harvest and iHeartMedia‚Äôs 21st annual Hungerthon wrapped up on Sept. 9, collecting $156,564 for the Weekend Backpack Program. The initiative provides more than 1,600 food-insecure children with food to take home every Friday throughout the entire school year. One in five children in southwest Missouri struggle with hunger, especially on the weekends when school meals aren’t available.

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