20 Apr Dade County Neighborhood Center Receives Grant
Betty Reno – OACAC Dade County Neighborhood Center
(417) 232-8020 | [email protected]
Jordan Browning – Ozarks Food Harvest
(417) 865-3411 ext. 129 or (417) 844-4031 cell | [email protected]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OACAC-Dade County Neighborhood Center receives capacity building grant from Ozarks Food Harvest Grant will allow Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) Dade County Neighborhood Center to sustain hunger-relief efforts for families in Dade County
Lockwood, Mo.— OACAC Dade County Neighborhood Center recently received a capacity building grant thanks to Ozarks Food Harvest’s $1 million investment in agency infrastructure in southwest Missouri.
The grant funding will purchase Repairs on a Refrigerator, Replacement Shelving, a Cart Dolly and Hand Dolly which will help sustain food distribution and feed families in Dade County. OACAC Dade County Neighborhood Center was one of more than 70 organizations chosen by Ozarks Food Harvest to receive an agency capacity grant to assist with hunger-relief efforts.
“This grant has helped us continue to provide food and hygiene items to our Dade County families in need”. (Betty Reno, Supervisor- Dade County Neighborhood Center). “Thanks to Ozarks Food Harvest, there is no reason people should go hungry in our county”.
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 270 charities across 28 Ozarks counties. This capacity building investment is part of The Food Bank’s multi-faceted strategy to address needs identified in Missouri’s Food Assistance and Hunger in the Heartland 2021 report conducted by the MU Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security.
“These grant funds are an investment in the future of our community’s food system,” said Bart Brown, president/CEO of Ozarks Food Harvest. “Increasing access to food is key as our network of hunger-relief charities continue to deal with the expanding cost of food and fuel.”
On average, we serve 165 families or 278 individuals through the Ozarks Food Harvest Food Mobile and we serve about the same of number of individuals and families for Commodities every month.
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About Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC)
OACAC is a nonprofit organization working to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in 10 counties in Southwest Missouri. www.oac.ac, facebook.com/oacacmo or twitter.com/OzarksOACAC.
About Ozarks Food Harvest — The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 270 charities across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank reaches 50,000 individuals monthly and provides more than 20 million meals annually. Learn more at ozarksfoodharvest.org, facebook.com/ozarksfoodharvest or twitter.com/ozksfoodharvest.