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Check Out Hunger Exceeds Goal


The totals are in for Ozarks Food Harvest's fundraiser, Check Out Hunger.  A total of $49.786 was raised--nearly $10,000  more than the food bank's goal and a record-breaking amount.  Shoppers at area grocery stores had the opportunity to add $1, $3 or $5 to their bill when checking out.  The money raised "will help feed those who access services from Ozarks Food Harvest's 200 member food pantries and hunger-relief programs in 28 southwest MO counties," according to OFH.  It's estimated the money will be able to provide 250,000 meals for the hungry in the Ozarks.

Eighty grocery stores partnered with OFH for the fundraiser.  Last year, Check Out Hunger raised $36,500.

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.