KOLR 10 night at the races supports Ozarks Food Harvest
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Lucas Oil Speedway and KOLR 10 are offering free admission to the races in Wheatland Mo., on Saturday, Aug. 1 when event-goers donate four nonperishable food items for Ozarks Food Harvest at the gate.
Donations for admission will be collected the night of the race near an Ozarks Food Harvest truck at the main gate. Donors will receive one free ticket to the Aug. 1 races for every four nonperishable food items given. Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps begin at 7 p.m. and racing is at 7:30 p.m. Food donations will also support Ozarks Food Harvest’s member food pantry in Wheatland, Hickory County CARES.
Through this partnership that began in 2008, Lucas Oil helped collect more than 28,000 pounds of food for Ozarks Food Harvest, providing over 23,000 meals to those in need. Lucas Oil Speedway and KOLR 10 hope to collect 10,000 pounds of food for The Food Bank at the races on Saturday to help feed hungry children, families and seniors in southwest Missouri.
The speedway is located at 700 E. Hwy 54, Wheatland, and directions can be found at lucasoilspeedway.com. Regular admission is $12 for adults ages 16 and up, $8 for seniors ages 62 and up and $5 for youth ages 6 to 15. A list of most needed items can be found on The Food Bank’s website at ozarksfoodharvest.org/foodrive.
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Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 200 organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank distributes more than 13.6 million meals annually to 260,000 unduplicated individuals. Learn more at ozarksfoodharvest.org, facebook.com/ozarksfoodharvest or twitter.com/ozksfoodharvest.