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Thousands Of Pounds Of Food Donated To Ozarks Food Harvest Tuesday

Ozarks Food Harvest receives donations from Tyson and McDonald's
Ozarks Food Harvest receives donations from Tyson and McDonald's
Ozarks Food Harvest receives donations from Tyson and McDonald's
Credit Ozarks Food Harvest
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Ozarks Food Harvest receives donations from Tyson and McDonald's

Ozarks Food Harvest is the recipient of a 67,000 pound donation of protein and vegetables.  The food, which will help local families struggling during the pandemic, was donated by McDonald’s and Tyson Foods, Inc. 

McDonald’s donated more than 21,000 pounds of chicken tenders and 6,000 pounds of its southwest vegetable blend, and Tyson donated 40,000 pounds of chicken breast filets.

The donation will help provide more than 55,000 meals through its network of 270 food pantries and meal programs, according to Ozarks Food Harvest in a news release.

Officials at the food bank said one in five children and one in seven adults struggle with food insecurity in the Ozarks.  Ozarks Food Harvest continues to distribute record amounts of food.   

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Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.