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Ozarks Food Harvest to receive $250K donation for Joplin relief

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Dillon Stores will today donate $250,000 to Ozarks Food Harvest earmarked for post-tornado Joplin relief efforts. Officials will present the donation at 1 p.m. at the nonprofit food organization's headquarters, 2810 N. Cedarbrook Ave.

"This is the largest donation we have received for Joplin and one of the largest single gifts Ozarks Food Harvest has ever received,” said Bart Brown, Ozarks Food Harvest president and CEO, in the release. “The funding will help the food bank provide support for the long-term sites we serve in Joplin."

Additionally, local Dillon Stores managers, employees and visiting corporate staff will participate in the Ozarks Food Harvest Weekend Backpack Program, which helps feed children on weekends at 30 southwest Missouri schools, including Emerson Elementary in Joplin.

Hutchinson, Kan.-based Dillon Stores operates 91 stores in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska under the banners of Dillons, Baker's and Gerbes. The company is owned by Cincinnati, Ohio-based The Kroger Co.[[In-content Ad]]

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