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.