Area Edward Jones offices collecting food for those in need

December 6, 2006

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Edward Jones investment offices in Springfield, Nixa, Ozark, Rogersville and Republic are holding a food drive November 27 – December 15 to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest this holiday season. Twenty-two locations will serve as drop off sites for food donations.

Donors are asked to bring food items to the locations (listed below) during business hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Ozarks Food Harvest requests donations rich in protein. Other needed items for The Food Bank’s Food For Thought™ weekend backpack program include: juice boxes, individually wrapped crackers, fruit bars, tuna pouches, pop top cans of fruit, small bags of trail mix, pudding cups, pop top cans of spaghetti and beef stew, individually wrapped toaster pastries, 10 oz. boxes of wheat crackers, toothbrushes and toothpaste, individually wrapped soap, shampoo and deodorant.

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