1984 Arcade donates $500 to food bank

December 6, 2007

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Nearly 70 people attended 1984 Arcade’s holiday benefit for Ozarks Food Harvest on Wednesday evening, raising $500 for the food bank.

The downtown arcade on South Jefferson offered unlimited video game play and refreshments for donors, with all proceeds going to Ozarks Food Harvest.

The food bank distributes nearly five million pounds of food annually to its network of 323 hunger relief agencies across 29 Ozarks counties.

Ozarks Food Harvest also offers direct relief through its Kids Cafe, Food for Thought, Club F.U.N. and Mobile Food Pantry programs.

According to Ozarks Food Harvest, 150,000 people live in poverty in the Ozarks, and 50,000 are children.

1984 opened in July 2005 and offers more than 50 classic video games and pinball machines for a $5 entry fee for unlimited video game play and pinball for a quarter per play. Hours are 4 to 11 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.

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To learn more, contact Lindsey Neddenriep at (417) 865-3411.