Five Pound Apparel partnership provides meals to area families
Five Pound Apparel began a new partnership with Ozarks Food Harvest this year. For every T-shirt sold, the local retailer will provide a donation for Ozarks Food Harvest to purchase just over five pounds of food.
To date, over 1,706 shirts have been sold, equating to 9,383 pounds of food that OFH provided to children, families and seniors in the Ozarks. This is not the first time the local retailer has raised funds for The Food Bank, but this new initiative will provide year-round support for those in need.
Bryan Simpson, owner of 5 Pound Apparel, said, “This partnership is an opportunity for us to create real impact locally while fulfilling our mission of giving back to those in need, all while supporting the life-changing work that Ozarks Food Harvest does every day.”
Five Pound Apparel was founded in 2010 with the goal of providing support to nonprofits locally and globally. The store has locations in Downtown Springfield and the new Farmers Park development.
“We’re grateful to count 5 Pound Apparel as a sustaining partner. Just like Ozarks Food Harvest, it has the mission of bettering the community it serves,” said Denise Gibson, OFH’s director of Development and Communication. “People will love this new way to support a great local business, while helping their neighbors in need.”
Five Pound Apparel T-shirts can be purchased at brick and mortar locations in Springfield, or online.