Local egg producer Opal Foods donates 240,000 eggs just in time for Easter
Egg donation provides high-protein meal option to families experiencing hunger across the Ozarks
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Ozarks Food Harvest received a donation of more than 20,000 dozen eggs from local egg producer Opal Foods on April 12 to help feed families facing hunger across the Ozarks.
This year’s generous gift brings Opal Foods total donation to more than 4 million eggs since the annual Easter season egg donation began in 2008.
“Opal Foods egg donation comes at a perfect time as folks in our community continue to face increased prices for groceries,” said Bart Brown, president/CEO of Ozarks Food Harvest. “We’re so grateful for their continued partnership to help us provide food to our 270 hunger-relief partners across the Ozarks.”
Opal Foods is a franchisee of Eggland’s Best and produces eggs in Missouri, Colorado and Iowa. The company, headquartered in Neosho, employs over 300 people. The local egg producer worked with Certified Express, Inc. to deliver the eggs to The Food Bank free of charge.
“The Opal Foods team is proud to celebrate our 14th year of partnering with Ozarks Food Harvest during the Easter season,” said Phillip Hutchinson, controller of Opal Foods. “We are also happy to be able to supply a nutritious product, packed with protein, to the families of southwest Missouri.”
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.
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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 22 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 300 employees in Missouri, Colorado, and Iowa. 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.