Area farmers donate 150,000 eggs
Just in time for Easter, Ozarks Food Harvest received a donation of 151,200 eggs from Opal Foods, headquartered in Neosho. The Food Bank has received half a million eggs from Opal Foods since the partnership began in 2008.
“Eggs are a really important food source for us,” said OFH President/CEO Bart Brown. “Eggs are a great source of protein, and protein is something we don’t get a lot of here in the warehouse. And it’s one of our most requested food items. These eggs will go out to people in our 28 counties, and they’ll all be out in just a matter of weeks.”
Amy Simmons, Customer Service Manager for Opal Foods, said this donation is an anticipated event every year for the company.
“We really appreciate that Ozarks Food Harvest is committed to the entire region. We like that they service the entire 28 counties in southwest Missouri,” she said. “Opal Foods is based in Neosho, so that means they reach into our territory as well, so it’s a real pleasure to partner with them.”
Brown said the annual donation was not only important to The Food Bank, but also to the clients it serves. “It’s going to be a great Easter for folks all across the Ozarks,” he said.
Simmons said Opal Foods always strives to better its communities through donations.
“It’s one of our commitments at Opal Foods to build our communities,” she said. “We’re really happy that we can partner with Ozarks Food Harvest to Transform Hunger into Hope this Easter.”