McDonald’s Dining to Give Back will raise funds for The Food Bank

December 2, 2019

Funds raised will support Ozarks Food Harvest’s food pantries and feeding programs in southwest Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — McDonald’s restaurants across the Ozarks are donating 20 percent of proceeds on Dec. 4 between 4 and 7 p.m. Every dollar donated will help provide four meals for people in need this holiday season.

Area McDonald’s locations will participate in Dining to Give Back to support Ozarks Food Harvest, which distributes 18.5 million meals annually across its network of 270 food pantries and hunger-relief programs in 28 counties. A total of 19 stores will participate across Springfield, Strafford, Nixa, Republic, Ozark, Mount Vernon and Willard. A list of locations can be viewed at

“Ozarks Food Harvest is a staple to our community,” said Phil Stocker, local Springfield-area McDonald’s owner/operator “We are so grateful for all they do to support people facing hunger across the Ozarks. It’s our pleasure to host fundraising efforts ensuring Ozarks Food Harvest receives the support they need during the holiday season.”

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. And in 2018, McDonald’s locations hosted Coffee for a Cause, which helped provide 38,400 meals.

“Our partnership with local McDonald’s stores is such a blessing, especially at this time of year,” said Denise Gibson, development and communication director at Ozarks Food Harvest. “We’re incredibly grateful for the store operators and customers who continue to step up to help people in need.”

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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 18.5 million meals annually. Learn more at, or