“Cans for Coffee” Gets Added Boost With 18-ton Tyson Donation

“Cans for Coffee” Gets Added Boost With 18-ton Tyson Donation

November 23, 2009

Ozarks Food Harvest receives 36,000 pounds of food in support of ongoing food

WHO:  Representatives from Tyson Foods, Inc., McDonald’s and Ozarks Food Harvest will be available for photo opportunities.

WHAT:  With help from Tyson Foods, McDonald’s restaurants of the Ozarks, KOLR 10 and KSFX, Ozarks Food Harvest will receive 18 tons of protein.

WHEN:  Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 11 a.m.

WHERE:  Ozarks Food Harvest Warehouse, 2810 N. Cedar Brook, Springfield, Mo                 

WHY:  The event is significant because:

  • “Cans for Coffee” is a partnership between Ozarks Food Harvest and McDonald’s of the Ozarks to raise food items for the food bank. When customers donate a non-perishable food item they will receive any small coffee for free, including the new McCafé® espresso coffees.
  • Ozarks Food Harvest serves 29 counties in Missouri and distributes 7 million pounds of food annually.
  • For nine years, Tyson has strengthened its ongoing commitment to be a leader and supporter of hunger-relief initiatives. Since 2000, the company has donated more than 68 million pounds of protein products to more than 950 hunger-relief agencies nationwide. Visit for more information.

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About Ozarks Food Harvest—The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving more than 200 organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank distributes 10 million meals annually to 170,000 unduplicated individuals. OFH celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2013. Learn more at, or