Smart Chicken donating protein in time for holiday
WHO: Ozarks Food Harvest is receiving a large donation of poultry, thanks to Smart Chicken’s 10th annual Feed the Hungry campaign.
WHAT: The only food bank in southwest Missouri will utilize the 9,000 pounds of Smart Chicken® to provide 7,500 meals to hungry Ozarks families this holiday season and after the New Year.
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: The O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief (Ozarks Food Harvest), 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.
“Protein-rich food items are at the top of our holiday wish list, so this gift comes at an ideal time for us,” said Denise Gibson, development director at Ozarks Food Harvest. “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 250 nonprofit agencies across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank distributes 10 million meals annually to 170,000 unduplicated individuals. 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.