Angel Fund hosts Meet and Greet OFH benefit

December 1, 2009

Donate a nonperishable food item to Ozarks Food Harvest and receive a complimentary photo with Santa

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— The Angel Fund and Dillons Supermarket at 1831 West Kearney in Springfield will host a “Meet and Greet with Santa” this Saturday, December 5 from 10 am to 5 pm to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest. Shoppers will receive a photograph with Santa in exchange for a nonperishable food donation to The Food Bank.

Dillons customers can also participate in holiday activities on Saturday including a coloring contest and other games with prizes provided by the Angel Fund. A food collection bin will remain at Dillons for shoppers who wish to make a donation to the food drive by Dec. 25.

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About Ozarks Food Harvest—The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the only food bank in southwest Missouri and serves more than 350 hunger relief organizations, reaching more than 55,000 people each month in 29 Ozarks counties. OFH distributed seven million pounds of food during its last fiscal year — the highest distribution in The Food Bank’s 25-year history — made possible due to its network of charities and direct-relief programs such as the Weekend Backpack Program™, Kids Cafe® and the Mobile Food Pantry™ program. Learn more at

About the Angel Fund
The Angel Fund is a volunteer group dedicated to meeting the needs of impoverished schoolchildren in Springfield. This is the third year the organization has hosted the holiday event at Dillons on West Kearney.  To learn more about The Angel Fund, call Tim Burk at (417) 299-1583.