Missouri area egg farmers donate 72,000 eggs just in time for Easter
Donation Supports Ozarks Food Harvest in the Fight Against Hunger
WHO: Moark, LLC, Land O’Lakes wholly-owned egg subsidiary, is helping fight hunger by donating more than 72,000 eggs to Ozarks Food Harvest.
WHAT: Families across the country continue to struggle to put food on the table. More than 48 million Americans live in food insecure homes, leading more and more to turn to food assistance organizations for help. In Ozarks Food Harvest’s 28-county service area, more than 170,000 people are food insecure and it is estimated that 30 million meals are missing annually from the tables of families who are struggling with hunger.
For the sixth consecutive Easter season, the United Egg Producers have organized a nationwide effort to give food insecure families a helping hand. U.S. egg farmers are donating nine million fresh eggs this year, bringing the total number of fresh eggs donated by egg farmers since 2008 to 69 million.
WHERE: Ozarks Food Harvest 2810 North Cedarbrook Ave. Springfield, MO 65803
WHEN: Monday, March 11, 9:00 a.m.
WHY: Fresh eggs are always a prized item for food banks due to their dense nutritional and high protein content, but they are also one of the hardest food categories for food banks to acquire.
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About Ozarks Food Harvest — The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 250 nonprofit agencies 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 ozarksfoodharvest.org, facebook.com/ozarksfoodharvest or twitter.com/ozksfoodharvest.