Local egg producer Opal Foods donates 300,000 eggs just in time for Easter
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Ozarks Food Harvest received a donation of more than 25,000 dozen eggs from local egg producer Opal Foods on April 4 to help feed families facing hunger across the Ozarks.
This year’s generous gift brings Opal Foods total donation to more than 4.3 million eggs since the annual Easter season egg donation began in 2008.
“This egg donation comes at the perfect time as many families continue to face increased grocery prices, especially for protein items,” said Bart Brown, president/CEO of Ozarks Food Harvest. “We’re grateful for Opal Foods and their continued generosity during the Easter season.”
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 15th 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 community and faith-based charities 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 reaches 50,000 individuals monthly and provides more than 20 million meals annually. 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.