Newman’s Own Foundation gives $25,000 for Joplin relief

Newman’s Own Foundation gives $25,000 for Joplin relief

June 8, 2011

Newman’s Own, Inc. also donating food products tomorrow morning

WHAT:  Newman’s Own, Inc. donating a variety of Newman’s Own products to Ozarks Food Harvest warehouse for Joplin relief efforts

WHERE:  Ozarks Food Harvest–The Food Bank, 2810 N. Cedarbrook Ave., Springfield, Mo. 65802

WHEN:  10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Among donations being accepted at Ozarks Food Harvest for Joplin relief this week is a truckload of Newman’s Own products. The truck is scheduled to arrive at Ozarks Food Harvest’s warehouse at 2810 N. Cedarbrook Ave. in Springfield tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m.

The shipment, the second of two, includes cereal, pasta sauce, dressing, salsa and lemonade ice tea. Global Transportation is donating the transportation cost.

Connecticut-based Newman’s Own Foundation is also granting Ozarks Food Harvest $25,000 for its relief efforts in Joplin. The independent foundation, created by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, is also making gifts to Convoy of Hope and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation to aid the Joplin area.

“Our sincerest thanks to Newman’s Own, for donating truckloads of supplies, and to the Newman’s Own Foundation for the substantial financial gift to help our neighbors in Joplin who direly need it to get through this traumatic time,” said Bart Brown, president/CEO at Ozarks Food Harvest. “Ozarks Food Harvest is in Joplin for the long haul and is grateful for the overwhelming support Newman’s Own is giving to area organizations who are working together to make a difference.”

“A priority of the Foundation is to support emergency-response efforts,” said Robert Forrester, president of Newman’s Own Foundation.  “We hope to provide much-needed relief to families affected by this devastating storm and encourage others to step forward during this time of need.”

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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 300 hunger relief organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank reaches 20,000 individuals weekly and distributes nine million pounds of food annually. Ozarks Food Harvest has a 28-year history in southwest Missouri and has had nearly one dozen member food pantries and feeding sites in Joplin, and even more in Jasper County, assisting with Joplin tornado relief for months ahead. Ozarks Food Harvest was named the 2011 Small Business of the Year by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Learn more at and at