SGC Foodservice gifts $18,000 to Ozarks Food Harvest

SGC Foodservice gifts $18,000 to Ozarks Food Harvest

December 2, 2015 in Donation drive Harvest Time Newsletter

SGC Foodservice delivered a truckload of food to Ozarks Food Harvest, thanks to donations provided by its employees, customers and vendors during the Fill the Truck fundraiser.

Proceeds from the fundraiser were used to purchase child-friendly and shelf-stable food items including cereal, fruit juices and easy-open cans of vegetable soup to support The Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program.

“Thanks to the generosity of SGC Foodservice, Ozarks Food Harvest will be able to provide more meals to children on weekends during the school year,” said Denise Gibson, Ozarks Food Harvest development and communication director.

Since 2003, the Weekend Backpack Program has provided thousands of food insecure children with a bag of food containing six nutritious, balanced and easy-to-open meals for students to take home to ensure they have food over the weekends when school meals are not available. The $18,516 donation from SGC Foodservice will support 2,314 Weekend Backpacks containing nearly 14,000 meals for children in need.

“SGC Foodservice has a proud history of community support. Our team set a goal of filling a truck with food to fill over 2,000 backpacks to support Ozarks Food Harvest as we celebrate our 150th year of business,” said Jeff Tynes, SGC Foodservice president/CEO. “As a foodservice company, we saw this as an opportunity to serve both our community and the youth that make use of this great program. We want to say thank you to our customers, vendors and dedicated SGC team members for all their hard work to make the Fill the Truck fundraiser a success.”