Local egg distributor donates 280,800 eggs just in time for Easter
Egg donation provides families across southwest Missouri with high-protein meals
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Ozarks Food Harvest will receive a donation of 23,400 dozen eggs from area egg distributor Opal Foods on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 to help feed families in southwest Missouri.
This year’s gift of 280,800 eggs brings the total donation from Opal Foods to more than 2.7 million eggs since the annual Easter season egg donation began in 2008.
“Eggs are prized by Ozarks Food Harvest and our member pantries because of their high protein and nutritional value,” said Bart Brown, president/CEO of Ozarks Food Harvest. “Protein rich foods are one of our most requested items, so we’re grateful for our friends at Opal Foods for helping us feed those in need across the Ozarks.”
Opal Foods is a franchisee of Eggland’s Best located in Neosho and receives many of its eggs from Missouri farmers. The distributor worked with a transportation company, Huntington Woods Logistics, to deliver the eggs to The Food Bank free of charge.
“The Opal Foods team is happy to enter our eleventh year of partnering with Ozarks Food Harvest during the Easter season,” said Brock Peterson, president of Opal Foods. “We are also proud to supply a nutritious product, packed with protein, to the families of southwest Missouri.”
One in four people in southwest Missouri receive food from The Food Bank and its network of member agencies. The nutrition these hungry children, families and seniors receive from food like eggs is critical as hunger-relief agencies work to solve hunger in the Ozarks.
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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 organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank provides 16.8 million meals annually to more than 261,000 unduplicated individuals. Learn more at
ozarksfoodharvest.org, facebook.com/ozarksfoodharvest or twitter.com/ozksfoodharvest.
About Opal Foods
Opal Foods formed in 2014 through a partnership with AGR Partners, Rose Acre Farms and Weaver Brothers. Opal Foods is headquartered in Neosho, Missouri and has over 250 employees. Opal Foods is a franchisee of Eggland’s Best. The foundation of Opal Foods is its commitment to its team, the quality of our product, our customers’ satisfaction, and the welfare of our animals. Learn more at opal-foods.com.