Ozarks egg producer donates 280,000 eggs to the Ozarks Food Harvest for Easter

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

Published: Mar. 25, 2024 at 3:44 PM CDT
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Edited News Release/KY3) – Ozarks Food Harvest received a donation of more than 23,000 dozen eggs from local egg producer Opal Foods.

Opal Foods has donated 4.6 million eggs since the annual Easter season egg donation began in 2008.

“This donation of eggs arrives at a crucial time as many families continue to grapple with rising food costs, particularly for protein items,” said Bart Brown, president/CEO of Ozarks Food Harvest. “We’re so grateful for Opal Foods and their ongoing generosity during the Easter season.”

Opal Foods is a franchisee of Eggland’s Best and produces eggs in Missouri, Colorado, and Iowa. The company, headquartered in Neosho, employs over 300 people. The local egg producer worked with Certified Express, Inc. to deliver the eggs to The Food Bank free of charge.

“The Opal Foods team is delighted to mark our 16th year of collaboration with Ozarks Food Harvest during the Easter season,” said Phillip Hutchinson, Opal Foods’ controller. We are equally pleased to provide a wholesome product, rich in protein, to the families of southwest Missouri.”

One in seven children and adults face hunger across the food bank’s 28-county service area. Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 270 faith-based and community charities across 28 Ozarks counties

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