Fraternity raises more than $10,000 and collects over three tons of food

November 12, 2007

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Drury University collected 6,600 pounds of food for Ozarks Food Harvest on Saturday and raised more than $10,000 for the food bank.

Lambda Chi Alpha chapters across the country participated in the 15th annual North American Food Drive to collect more than 3 million pounds of food nationwide.

The local chapter at Drury distributed bags throughout Springfield neighborhoods and returned to pick up food and monetary donations on Saturday, November 10.

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.