Ozarks Food Harvest recognizes National Hunger Awareness Day

May 25, 2006

WHAT:  National Hunger Awareness Day

WHERE:  Springfield, MO

WHEN:  Tuesday, June 6

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Ozarks Food Harvest is planning several exciting events for Springfield and the surrounding communities to help recognize National Hunger Awareness Day: Hungerthon 2006, two special Springfield Cardinals games, the release of a new corporate logo and mission statement, and a proclamation of National Hunger Awareness Week from Mayor Tom Carlson.

National Hunger Awareness Day, June 6, is a day for hunger-relief organizations to join together and assist their communities in solving the serious but solvable social problem of hunger in America.  In honor of National Hunger Awareness Day, Mayor Tom Carlson of Springfield will proclaim June 5 through June 9 National Hunger Awareness Week. On the eve of National Hunger Awareness Day, representatives from America’s Second Harvest and other national hunger-relief supporters will gather in Washington, DC, for a National Hunger Symposium to engage in conversation about the reauthorization of the Federal Farm Bill.

Ozarks Food Harvest’s goal is to transform hunger into hope, and Hunger Awareness Day is a great opportunity for the entire community to combine efforts and fight the needless suffering caused by poverty, food insecurity and hunger. Ozarks Food Harvest asks you to participate in Hunger Awareness Day and tell your friends, family and co-workers about the prevalence of hunger in the Ozarks.

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To learn more, contact Lindsey Neddenriep at (417) 865-3411.