A local foundation granted major gifts to 10 Lebanon and West Plains-area organizations at a news conference today at the OTC Lebanon Education Center at 22360 Highway MM in Lebanon.
Country music superstar Brad Paisley’s Virtual Reality World Tour 2012 is coming to Springfield on Feb. 25 and will help feed those in need by collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations for Ozarks Food Harvest.
Panera Bread will select four menu items one day each month beginning Feb. 24, and will donate a set amount per featured item to Ozarks Food Harvest. Cafes in Springfield, Branson and Joplin will participate in donating proceeds.
Ozarks Food Harvest was recently honored as only the sixth Feeding America food bank of more than 200 in the nation to achieve international food safety certification by the American Institute of Baking International.
The Missouri Food Bank Association (MFBA) named its new officers last month, electing Bart Brown as president. Bart Brown is the president/CEO at Ozarks Food Harvest.
Two local foundations awarded a total of $200,000 to 16 member agencies of Ozarks Food Harvest over the past couple of weeks. By working through Ozarks Food Harvest, the charities’ dollars will leverage $10 worth of food distribution for every dollar donated, meaning the gifts from the Slusher and Musgrave Foundations will result in $2 million worth of food distributed to southwest Missourians in need.
The Jeannette L. Musgrave Foundation is granting gifts totaling $100,000 to seven nonprofit organizations in the Greene County area at a press conference at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Ozarks Food Harvest.