Healthy Food Drive Underway
A food drive that’s underway is focused on bringing healthy food options to those who rely on local food pantries for help.
CoxHealth’s healthy food drive will benefit Crosslines, a local food pantry that serves around 3600 people in the Ozarks each month, and pantries operated by Christian Action Ministries in Branson.
Suggested items for donation include no-sugar-added applesauce, 100 percent fruit cups, low-sodium or no-salt-added canned vegetables, reduced sodium spaghetti sauce, tomato paste, brown rice, whole wheat noodles, canned chicken and dried beans.
Crosslines director Todd Faulkner says it’s important for his organization to provide a selection of healthy, nutritious food for families and seniors. He says, because of the food drive, Crosslines will be able to help meet a need for those with dietary health conditions.
The drive runs through November 23rd in Springfield, Monett and Branson. In Springfield, donations can be dropped off at CoxSouth near the north entrance, West Pavilion entrance and West Tower entrance, at Meyer Fitness Center and at Cox North’s outpatient entrance and FMCC entrance.