With The Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program, those children are given enough food items for the weekend with items such as milk, cereal, tuna, fruit and vegetables.
Thankfully, Tyson Foods recently stepped up to help the program in Monett by delivering a truckload of protein to its plant there so that local employees could purchase items right off the truck. With the help of Tyson employees, nearly $1,500 was raised for the Weekend Backpack students. The donation will ensure that five children of the Ozarks will be fed every weekend of the entire school year!
Travis Scarrow, plant manager of the Monett, Mo. Tyson plant,
presents a check to Gordon Day, food resource manager at Ozarks Food Harvest.
Gordon gives a big “thank you” to Tyson and those in Monett who supported the truckload sale. This is another example of how our friends at Tyson “kNOw Hunger” and work together to end it.
You can help OFH’s Backpack Program too. Learn more here.