American Family Insurance benefits OFH at Cardinals game

May 27, 2008

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— American Family Insurance is hosting two Springfield Cardinals games to collect nonperishable food items for Ozarks Food Harvest on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1, 2008.  This weekend’s games mark the Ozarks Food Harvest’s third season as charity of choice for American Family Insurance days with the Springfield Cardinals.

The two games featuring Springfield’s hometown Cardinals versus the Corpus Christi Hooks will begin at 6:10 pm on May 31 and June 1.  Visitors may bring canned food items to donate at designated locations outside entry gates.  Giveaways courtesy of American Family Insurance are available to donors.  Winners of the American Family Insurance Agent Food Drive will be announced and recognized at both games.

Ozarks Food Harvest distributes more than 4.5 million pounds of food annually to its network of agencies, and also offers direct relief through its Mobile Food Pantry program, Kids Cafe after-school feeding program, Food for Thought weekend backpack program and its Club FUN children’s health and nutrition classes.  The food bank has seen a significant increase in the number of people needing assistance, serving over 41,000 individuals each month.  This year Ozarks Food Harvest celebrates 25 years of hunger assistance to the 29 counties in its service area.

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