Land O’Lakes, Inc. is 18 tons lighter, having donated 36,000 pounds of cheese to Ozarks Food Harvest on Tuesday.
“As a national, farmer-owned cooperative, Land O’Lakes is committed to help the growing number of people who struggle to put food on their table,” Lydia Botham, Land O’Lakes Foundation’s Executive Director, said, according to a release.
The donation is the 92nd donation the company has made through its First Run Program, established in 2010, which looks to donate fresh products by the truckload to help food banks alleviate hunger.
“The First Run program provides a unique opportunity for Land O’Lakes to provide a fresh, nutritious product for families to enjoy,” Botham added.
Ozarks Food Harvest is the only food bank in southwest Missouri, where News-Leader reports one in four children are “food insecure,” distributing 14 million meals to more than 260,000 people, including children, families, and seniors, every year throughout nearly 30 different counties.