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Ozarks Food Harvest Check Out Hunger Campaign Collects $48,000

Ozarks Food Harvest Check Out Hunger Campaign Collects $48,000

Ozarks Food Harvest Check Out Hunger Campaign Collects $48,000

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. —More than 60 local grocers partnered with Ozarks Food Harvest for the 25
the annual Check Out Hunger campaign, raising nearly $48,000 from customer donations to provide more than 142,000 meals across the Ozarks.

“Families across the Ozarks are facing a perfect storm of increased childcare, housing and food costs,” Jordan Browning, director of communications at Ozarks Food Harvest, said. “Donations from our Check Out Hunger campaign have come at a perfect time to help us feed more families facing hunger.”

Check Out Hunger gives shoppers the opportunity to add a $1, $3 or $5 tax-free donation to their grocery bill at the register of participating retailers during the holiday season.

Participating grocers include Apple Market, Country Mart, Harter House, King Cash Saver, King Food Saver, Price Cutter, Ramey, Rhodes Family Price Chopper, Town & Country Supermarket and Woods Supermarket. Harter House stores in Hollister, Kimberling City, Nixa, Springfield and Strafford have been major contributors too.

The Food Bank’s Check Out Hunger campaign since 2008. In that time, they have helped provide more than 590,000 meals for children, families and seniors across southwest Missouri.

Since 1998, the Check Out Hunger campaign has raised more than $810,000 to help provide more than 3.6 million meals to The Food Bank’s network of 270 faith-based and community charities.

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