Evangel collects more than three tons of food for Ozarks Food Harvest

December 12, 2007

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Evangel University’s “A Celebration of Christmas” concert collected 1,195 pounds of nonperishable food items for Ozarks Food Harvest and raised $800 in monetary donations Friday evening.

Evangel’s annual Christmas concert benefits Ozarks Food Harvest by asking the public to bring canned food or monetary donations for admission.

The art, music and theatre departments hoped to collect one ton of food for The Food Bank.

According to Ozarks Food Harvest, Evangel collected nearly one ton of nonperishable food items, and the $800 donation will provide more than 5,500 pounds of food assistance for Ozarks Food Harvest’s hunger relief partners – totaling more than three tons of food.

According to Ozarks Food Harvest, 150,000 people live in poverty in the Ozarks, and 50,000 are children.

The Food Bank distributes nearly five million pounds of food annually to its network of 323 hunger relief agencies across 29 Ozarks counties. It also offers direct relief through its Kids Cafe, Food for Thought, Club F.U.N. and Mobile Food Pantry programs.

Evangel University is the national Assemblies of God college of arts, sciences and professions. It is a private, coeducational university that draws nearly 2,000 students from all 50 states and abroad. Evangel offers more than 100 undergrad academic programs and eight master’s programs.

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