Five Pound Apparel announces partnership with The Food Bank

April 22, 2015

Five pounds of food will be provided for every T-shirt sold

Springfield, Mo. — Five Pound Apparel is announcing a new partnership with Ozarks Food Harvest beginning today at 6 p.m. online at, and in its stores on Saturday.

For every T-shirt sold, 5 Pound Apparel will provide a donation to Ozarks Food Harvest to purchase five pounds of food. Children, families and seniors struggling with hunger across southwest Missouri will benefit from the partnership. This is not the first time the local retailer has raised funds for Ozarks Food Harvest, but this new initiative will provide year-round support for those in need.

Bryan Simpson, Owner of 5 Pound Apparel, said, “This partnership is an opportunity for us to create real impact locally while fulfilling our mission of giving back to those in need, all while supporting the life-changing work that Ozarks Food Harvest does every day.”

Five Pound Apparel was founded in 2010 with the goal of providing support to nonprofits locally and globally. The store has locations in Downtown Springfield and the new Farmers Park development.

“We’re grateful to count 5 Pound Apparel as a sustaining partner. Just like Ozarks Food Harvest, it has the mission of bettering the community it serves,” said Denise Gibson, OFH’s Director of Development and Communication. “People will love this new way to support a great local business, while helping their neighbors in need.”

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About Ozarks Food Harvest
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 200 organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. Last year, The Food Bank infused more than $26 million into the local economy, making it the largest umbrella charity providing the most resources to southwest Missouri nonprofits. OFH currently distributes 16 million pounds of food to 260,000 unduplicated individuals annually. Learn more at, or