Smart Chicken donating thousands of pounds of poultry
WHO: Ozarks Food Harvest is receiving a large donation of frozen chicken, thanks to Smart Chicken’s 12th annual Feed the Hungry campaign.
WHAT: The only food bank in southwest Missouri will utilize the nearly 6,000 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. This annual donation has ranged from 5,000 to 9,000 pounds.
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 18 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.
“Meat is one of our most needed food donations, especially during these colder months, so this gift is coming at a great time for us,” said OFH Development Director Denise Gibson. “We are thankful for this protein-rich donation and also appreciate the continued support from Smart Chicken during the holidays each year.”
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About Ozarks Food Harvest—The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 200 organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank distributes 12.5 million meals — or more than 15 million pounds — annually to more than 260,000 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.