Smart Chicken donating nearly 10,000 pounds of frozen chicken to OFH
WHO: Ozarks Food Harvest is receiving a large donation of poultry, thanks to Smart Chicken’s 11th annual Feed the Hungry campaign. Senator Roy Blunt will visit The Food Bank to support the donation.
WHAT: The only food bank in southwest Missouri will utilize the 9,400 pounds of Smart Chicken® to help food pantries in the region serve groceries and meals to families in need this holiday season and after the New Year. Typically, the Smart Chicken donation ranges between 7,000 and 9,000 pounds.
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 16 at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Ozarks Food Harvest, O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief, 2810 N. Cedarbrook Ave., Springfield
WHY: Smart Chicken’s Feed the Hungry promotion donates one pound of poultry for every 10 pounds of product purchased at local grocery stores, including Price Cutter, Town & Country, Woods, Harter House and G & W stores.
“Protein-rich food items are at the top of our holiday wish list, so this gift comes at an ideal time for us,” said OFH Development Director Denise Gibson. “We are thankful for Smart Chicken’s continued support of hunger relief here in the Ozarks.”
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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 200 organizations 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.
About Smart Chicken
Smart Chicken is produced by local growers from Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. Smart Chicken birds are fed an all-natural diet without antibiotics, hormones, steroids or artificial ingredients. Smart Chicken is dedicated to producing the safest, highest quality fresh chicken found anywhere while demonstrating care for the environment. Learn more at smartchicken.com, facebook.com/smartchicken or twitter.com/smartchicken.