Local Foundations launching Feeding Hope in 2010

January 6, 2010

WHAT:  Press Conference to announce 13 local hunger relief grant recipients of gifts from The Musgrave Foundation and Slusher Foundation

WHERE:  The Food Bank — 2810 N. Cedarbrook Ave. in the North Creek Business Park in North Springfield, Mo.

WHEN:  Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— The Jeannette L. Musgrave Foundation and the Roy W. Slusher Foundation are making sizeable grants toward feeding the hungry in a multi-county initiative called “Feeding Hope in 2010” during the first and second quarter of 2010.

A press conference to announce the amount to be awarded to 13 local non-profit agencies will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6 at Ozarks Food Harvest, 2810 N. Cedarbrook Ave. in Springfield.

Grantees, who will be distributing food to the hungry, will be on hand to discuss the increasing demand for food as the recession persists into the New Year. Among those attending will be the Branson Mayor Raeanne Presley, who will be speaking on behalf of grant recipients in Taney and Stone County.

The grants will help stock food pantries during a time when the need is great following the holiday season.

This distribution from the Musgrave and Slusher Foundations is in addition to their ongoing support of area non-profit agencies. The Boards of both Foundations hope this additional gift will encourage others in the community to help meet this pressing need, according to spokesperson David Taylor.

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About Ozarks Food Harvest—The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the only food bank in southwest Missouri and serves more than 350 hunger relief organizations, reaching more than 55,000 people each month in twenty-nine Ozarks counties. OFH distributed seven million pounds of food during its last fiscal year — the highest distribution in The Food Bank’s twenty-five year history.  For information on programs and services, visit