Hy-Vee donates 350 hams to Ozarks Food Harvest for Hams for the Holidays event

April 6, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Hy-Vee donated 350 hams to Ozarks Food Harvest on April 6 as part of their annual Hams for the Holidays event. The event is part of Hy-Vee’s 100 Million Meals Challenge to help support families facing hunger and Feeding America food banks.

Hy-Vee announced their challenge campaign on March 1 with the goal to provide 100 million meals to the Feeding America network of partner food banks across the Midwest by the end of the year. Customers can contribute to the 100 Million Meals Challenge by rounding up their purchase at the register or adding a donation to their grocery bill at all Hy-Vee, Dollar Fresh Market and Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh locations. All funds collected at stores will go directly to partner food banks serving their local community.

“This donation comes at a great time as so many families continue to face hunger due to increased grocery prices and inflation,” said Bart Brown, president/CEO of Ozarks Food Harvest. “We’re grateful for Hy-Vee’s commitment to help us end hunger in the Ozarks.”

Hy-Vee currently partners with 17 Feeding America food banks across its eight-state region to distribute food and supplies to families facing hunger.

“At Hy-Vee, hunger is an issue that we are deeply connected to,” said Todd Wagner, Hy-Vee senior vice president of operations for Kansas and Missouri. “This year, Hy-Vee has set an ambitious goal to provide 100 million meals to Feeding America and its member food banks as a way to help close the gap that food insecurity creates in our communities.”

One in 5 children and 1 in 6 adults face hunger across The Food Bank’s 28-county service area. Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 270 community and faith-based charities across 28 Ozarks counties. To learn more about Hy-Vee’s 100 Million Meals Challenge, visit

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About Ozarks Food Harvest — The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 270 hunger-relief organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank reaches 50,000 individuals monthly and provides more than 20 million meals annually. Learn more at,, or

About Hy-Vee, Inc
Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 285 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of more than $12 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 5 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 3 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 93,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit