Opal Foods donates 150,000 eggs to Ozarks Food Harvest just in time for Easter
WHO: Opal Foods, headquartered in Neosho, Mo., is helping food insecure people in the Ozarks by donating 12,600 dozen egg cartons — 151,200 eggs — to the regional food bank, Ozarks Food Harvest. Opal Foods is a franchisee of Eggland’s Best.
WHAT: Fresh eggs are a prized item for Ozarks Food Harvest due to their dense nutritional and high protein content, but they are also one of the hardest food categories for food banks to acquire. The donation will be the Opal Foods Daisy Fresh brand eggs.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 31 at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Ozarks Food Harvest, 2810 N. Cedarbrook Ave., Springfield, Mo.
WHY: Families across Ozarks Food Harvest’s 28-county service area continue to struggle to put food on the table. One in four people in southwest Missouri receive food from The Food Bank — more than 260,000 individuals annually. Area egg farmers also donated more than 150,000 eggs last year — double the size of the previous year’s gift of 72,000 eggs.
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Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 200 organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank distributes 13 million meals annually to 260,000 unduplicated individuals. Learn more at ozarksfoodharvest.org, facebook.com/ozarksfoodharvest or twitter.com/ozksfoodharvest.
Opal Foods, an entity created by AGR Partners, in association with Rose Acre Farms and Weaver Brothers, purchased Moark’s Midwest egg production assets in 2014. Learn more at opal-foods.com.