Wesley UMC plans food drive for OFH
Volunteers will be at two Walmart stores Saturday, April 20
WHO: Wesley United Methodist Church in Springfield is hosting a one-day mission blitz to benefit local charities, including Ozarks Food Harvest.
WHAT: Nearly 75 Wesley UMC volunteers are collecting nonperishable food items and cash donations from shoppers at the Walmart Supercenter on S. Campbell and the Walmart Neighborhood Market on W. Republic Rd. from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Donations will also be collected on-site at Wesley UMC, where hundreds of volunteers will be packing meals for local hunger-relief organizations. Food donations will go to Ozarks Food Harvest, the regional food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 250 nonprofit agencies across 28 Ozarks counties.
WHEN: Food drives are Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
WHERE: Walmart Supercenter, 3315 S. Campbell Ave.
Walmart Neighborhood Market, 3150 W. Republic Rd.
Wesley United Methodist Church, 922 W. Republic Rd.
WHY: The Wesley United Methodist Church’s spring mission blitz theme, “Strike Out Hunger,” coincides with the church-wide “Spring Training”-themed study which began Feb. 10. Wesley officials say they hope more than 800 community volunteers will be part of the one-day mission to help end hunger. Wesley UMC is seeking community members interested in participating. Volunteers can sign up and learn more at wesleymethodist.com.
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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. OFH celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2013. Learn more at ozarksfoodharvest.org, facebook.com/ozarksfoodharvest or twitter.com/ozksfoodharvest.