McDonald’s Coffee for a Cause raised $9,600 for families facing hunger in the Ozarks

December 19, 2018

Funds will help provide 38,400 meals for food insecure children, families and seniors in southwest Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — McDonald’s restaurants across the Ozarks generously donated 25 cents from each cup of McCafe Coffee purchased Nov. 10-16 to Ozarks Food Harvest. Every cup of coffee purchased will help provide one meal for families in need during the holiday season.

Twenty-six local McDonald’s participated in Coffee for a Cause to support Ozarks Food Harvest, which distributes 17 million meals annually across its network of 270 food pantries and hunger-relief programs in 28 counties. Participating stores included Battlefield; Bolivar; Marshfield; Mount Vernon; Nixa; both stores in Ozark; Republic; Rogersville; all 15 stores in Springfield; Strafford; and Willard.

“We are so thankful to be able to partner with Ozarks Food Harvest this holiday season. The work they do for our community is so needed and very appreciated by all of us at McDonald’s,” said Phil Stocker, local McDonald’s owner/operator.

From 2008 to 2017, McDonald’s of the Ozarks hosted the fundraiser Cans for Coffee which collected more than 215,000 meals for food insecure individuals in the Ozarks.

“Giving back doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming,” said Denise Gibson, development and communication director at Ozarks Food Harvest. “It was wonderful to see how many people were able to make a difference for families struggling with hunger in the local community by simply purchasing a cup of coffee. We’re extremely thankful for this longstanding partnership with McDonald’s.”

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About Ozarks Food Harvest — The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, providing food to 270 organizations across 28 Ozarks counties serving 261,000 unduplicated individuals. The Food Bank provides more than 17 million meals annually. Learn more at, or