King’s Way UMC plans food drive this Saturday
Asbury & Campbell UMC members will volunteer at OFH during SERVE 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— King’s Way United Methodist Church will host a food drive for Ozarks Food Harvest on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the four Springfield Dillon’s locations as part of Missouri United Methodists’ two-day volunteer event, SERVE 2012.
More than 100 King’s Way UMC volunteers hope to collect at least 2,500 pounds of food — equivalent to 2,000 meals — and cash donations from shoppers at the W. Battlefield, W. Kearney, E. St. Louis and E. Sunshine Dillon’s stores from 9 am.–3 p.m.
An additional 40 volunteers from Asbury and Campbell United Methodist Churches will also volunteer at the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief on the same Saturday. The two groups of 20 will give time 9 a.m.– noon and 1–4 p.m., meaning Ozarks Food Harvest will see nearly 150 UMC volunteers during SERVE 2012 on Sept. 8.
September is Hunger Action Month, and food bank officials say the King’s Way UMC food drive is one way supporters can help “Speak Out Against Hunger” this month. King’s Way is one of Ozarks Food Harvest’s longest ongoing volunteer groups.
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About Ozarks Food Harvest—The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 250 organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank distributes 10 million meals annually to 170,000 unduplicated individuals. OFH was named the 2011 Small Business of the Year by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and its facility, the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief, recently received a Superior AIB International Food Safety Rating. Learn more at ozarksfoodharvest.org, facebook.com/ozarksfoodharvest or twitter.com/ozksfoodharvest.