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.