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June 22, 2013

Ozarks Food Harvest awards $250,000 to area nonprofits

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Ozarks Food Harvest awarded $250,000 to nearly 50 food pantries and hunger-relief programs throughout Southwest Missouri last week. The awards, ranging in value from $1,300 to $10,000, were announced in Springfield.

Bart Brown, president and chief executive officer of Ozarks Food Harvest, said in a statement: “These infrastructure grants will help improve pantries and feeding sites across the Ozarks so that they can store and distribute more fresh produce and perishable product.”

Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for Southwest Missouri, serving 250 nonprofit agencies across 28 counties. The Food Bank distributes 10 million meals annually. More than 75 pantries and feeding sites requested funding, totaling nearly $560,000 — more than twice the grant funds available.

The grants were part of a $1 million gift received earlier this year from the Missouri Foundation for Health, a healthcare foundation based in St. Louis.

Grant recipients include:

Cassville United Methodist Church, a cooler valued at $2,600.

Helping Hands Community Food Pantry, Eagle Rock, a cooler valued at $2,600.

About Our Kids, Lamar, a gas range valued at $1,695.

About Our Kids — Nathan’s Place, Lamar, a gas range and range hood valued at $2,170.

The Good Samaritan Shop, Lamar, a freezer valued at $4,700.

Ozarks Area Community Action Corp. (OACAC) in Greenfield, a cooler and freezer valued $7,300.

Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri, Joplin, a freezer valued at $4,700.

Crosslines, Joplin, a cooler and freezer valued at $5,900.

Independent Living Center, Joplin, a cooler valued at $1,800.

River Street Food Pantry, Carthage, two freezers and two cabinets valued at $9,940.

Pierce City Senior Citizens, a freezer valued at $3,300.

Verona Baptist Church, a freezer valued at $4,700.

 

About Missouri Foundation for Health

Since its founding in 2000, the Missouri Foundation for Health has provided more than $470 million in grants and awards to organizations in 84 Missouri counties and the city of St. Louis.

 

 

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