Smart Chicken donates protein to Ozarks Food Harvest in time for the holidays

Smart Chicken donates protein to Ozarks Food Harvest in time for the holidays

December 21, 2015

WHO:  Ozarks Food Harvest received a large donation of frozen chicken, thanks to Smart Chicken’s 13th annual Feed the Hungry campaign.

WHAT:  The Food Bank will utilize the nearly 6,500 pounds of Smart Chicken to help its member agencies in the region provide healthy and protein-rich meals to children, families and seniors in need this holiday season and after the new year. Ozarks Food Harvest has received nearly 100,000 pounds of poultry from Smart Chicken over the past ten years.

WHEN:  Monday, Dec. 21 at 10 a.m.

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

WHY:  Smart Chicken’s Feed the Hungry promotion donates one pound of poultry for every 10 pounds of product purchased during November at southwest Missouri grocers, including Food 4 Less, G & W Foods, Harter House, Price Cutter, Town & Country Supermarket and Woods Supermarket.

“For the past thirteen years, Smart Chicken has helped Ozarks Food Harvest provide thousands of nutritious meals for those in southwest Missouri who struggle with hunger,” said Ozarks Food Harvest president / CEO Bart Brown. “Thanks to Smart Chicken, we will be able to provide all-natural, high-quality protein to families in need, just in time for the holidays.”

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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, or

About Ozarks Food Harvest
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 200 organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank distributes 14 million meals — or more than 16 million pounds — annually to more than 260,000 unduplicated individuals. Learn more at, or