Hy-Vee donates nearly 14,000 meals to Ozarks Food Harvest to kick off Food Bank Fridays fundraiser
Hy-Vee’s fundraiser helps support Feeding America food banks across their eight-state region
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Hy-Vee donated food to provide nearly 14,000 meals to Ozarks Food Harvest on April 11 to kick off their Food Bank Fridays fundraiser to help support Feeding America food banks.
Food Bank Fridays refers to Hy-Vee’s Friday social media updates that show how donations are helping food banks across their region. Customers may participate by visiting in-store or at hy-vee.com to make a $1 or $5 donation toward their local Feeding America food bank. The campaign will run daily at Hy-Vee stores for the next several months.
“This gift from Hy-Vee comes at a great time as folks in our community continue to experience increased prices for food, fuel and housing,” said Bart Brown, president/CEO of Ozarks Food Harvest. “We appreciate Hy-Vee’s commitment to their community and helping us Transform Hunger into Hope 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, food insecurity is an issue that we are deeply connected to,” said Tim Michael, Hy-Vee district vice president. “Working with Feeding America-affiliated food banks like Ozarks Food Harvest allows us to do that because of their ability to distribute food and turn a $1 donation into $10 worth of groceries.”
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 hunger-relief organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. To learn more about Hy-Vee’s Food Bank Fridays, visit ms.spr.ly/6185w2wjd.
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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 provides more than 20 million meals annually to more than 261,000 unduplicated individuals. Learn more at ozarksfoodharvest.org, facebook.com/ozarksfoodharvest or twitter.com/ozksfoodharvest.