Second Affiliate Community Foundation Meets Hunger Challenge Goal

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The Marshfield Area Community Foundation (MACF) has successfully raised more than $5,300 for the Ozarks Million Dollar Hunger Challenge, meeting their fundraising goal long before the June 30th deadline. The money raised by MACF was matched dollar for dollar by the $100,000 grant received from the Walmart Foundation State Program.

Because of the program’s partnership with Ozarks Food Harvest, the $10,600 will procure $53,000 worth of food to help fight hunger in the Marshfield area. Statistics released in February 2010 about hunger in our Ozarks’ communities are available through the study, Hunger in America 2010. This information can be found on the Ozarks Food Harvest Web site, www.ozarksfoodharvest.org/hungerstudy.

MACF is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.  Last fiscal year, MACF granted more than $33,000 back to the community. To learn more about the Marshfield Area Community Foundation, please click here.

PHOTO: Marshfield Area Community Foundation board members attended the February 4, 2010, press conference that announced the Ozarks Million Dollar Hunger Challenge. >From left to right: Skip Tinney, market manager, Walmart; Greg Hill, board member, Marshfield Area Community Foundation; Barbara Herren, board member, Marshfield Area Community Foundation; Sue Minor, board member, Marshfield Area Community Foundation; Brian Fogle, executive vice president, Community Foundation of the Ozarks; Bart Brown, president/CEO, Ozarks Food Harvest and Rob Foster, president, Marshfield Area Community Foundation.

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