Drury fraternity’s 15th annual North American Food Drive collecting thousands of pounds of food

November 9, 2007

WHAT:  Lambda Chi Alpha’s 15th annual national food drive event

WHERE:  1345 N. Jefferson, Springfield, Mo.

WHEN:  Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 4 p.m.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity of Drury University is hosting its 15th annual North American Food Drive in Springfield neighborhoods and will be gathering and loading the collected food into an Ozarks Food Harvest truck tomorrow at 1345 N. Jefferson.

According to The Food Bank’s development director, Denise Gibson, the organization gave a $5,000 monetary donation to Ozarks Food Harvest yesterday.

The North American Food Drive is one of the world’s largest single-day fraternity philanthropy efforts.  Last year, 104 Lambda Chi Alpha chapters nationwide participated in the food drive and collected a total of 2,320,155 pounds of food.

According to the food bank, 150,000 people live in poverty in the Ozarks, and 50,000 are children. The Food Bank distributes more than four 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 ThoughtTM, Club F.U.N.TM and Mobile Food PantryTM programs. Ozarks Food Harvest the America’s Second Harvest affiliate food bank for southwest Missouri.

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