Last edited 3:31 p.m., Dec. 20, 2012
Waverly, Neb.-based Smart Chicken made a delivery of 6,500 pounds of frozen chicken to Ozark Food Harvest today, as part of the culmination of the company's Feed the Hungry promotion.
Smart Chicken also will make donations to Kansas Food Bank and the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. In total, the company will donate approximately 22,900 pounds of product during its eighth consecutive Feed the Hungry campaign, according to an Ozarks Food Harvest news release.
“We are so fortunate for our continued partnership with Smart Chicken,” said Bart Brown, Ozarks Food Harvest president and CEO, said in the release. "Thanks to Smart Chicken, we’ll be able to provide thousands of nutritious, protein-rich meals to families in need."
Last year's Feed the Hungry campaign provided meals for more than 5,300 people in southwest Missouri, the release said.
During the campaign, Smart Chicken donates one pound of product for every 10 pounds purchased at local grocers.
In Springfield, the company sells products at several grocery stores, including Dillons, Ramey's, Price Cutter, Harter House and Smillie's, according to its Web site
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