SGC Foodservice provides Ozarks Food Harvest with fresh produce and protein
The regional foodservice supplier will provide boxes of fresh USDA food for families in need in Missouri
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— SGC Foodservice is partnering with Ozarks Food Harvest and the five other Feeding America food banks serving Missouri to provide fresh food boxes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box Program.
The Farmers to Families Food Box Program falls under the USDA’s Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program, which aims to keep food industry workers employed and provide people in need with access to food. The pre-packaged boxes contain fresh produce, dairy, pre-cooked meats and are delivered at no cost to nonprofit locations. There are no eligibility restrictions (such as income) for people who receive food boxes.
SGC Foodservice, a regional foodservice supplier headquartered in Springfield, Mo., won the bid to supply USDA boxes of food to Missouri’s network of six regional food banks, including Ozarks Food Harvest. The boxes will be distributed through Ozarks Food Harvest’s existing agencies and Mobile Food Pantries.
“SGC Foodservice has a long heritage of philanthropic support for Ozarks Food Harvest and food banks across the communities they serve,” said Bart Brown, president/CEO of Ozarks Food Harvest. “We are thrilled to partner with them to distribute nutritious, fresh food to families across the state.”
Ozarks Food Harvest is working to meet the increased demand for food and is asking the community for help with rising costs. The Food Bank distributed more than 2.2 million pounds of food through its network of 270 food pantries, feeding sites and Mobile Food Pantries in April. To make a donation, visit ozarksfoodharvest.org/donate and choose COVID-19 Hope Fund from the dropdown menu.
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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 ozarksfoodharvest.org, facebook.com/ozarksfoodharvest or twitter.com/ozksfoodharvest.
About SGC Foodservice
Since 1865, SGC has remained independent and family operated. That’s something we take great pride in and we’ve learned a lot in over 150 years. What’s best for our business is doing what’s best for our customers. Centered in Spring- field, Missouri, SGC Foodservice delivers to a vast and always growing area in the Midwest. From Cedar Rapids to Oklahoma City, and from Memphis to Omaha, we have you covered.