PRESS RELEASE | For immediate release
(Springfield, MO) SRC Holdings Corporation is excited to announce its open house event at the former Regal-Beloit building slated for Wednesday, October 12. “Open House for Harvest” will run from 4:30p to 6:30pm at the newly-renovated building at 2401 East Sunshine and feature a tour, cookout and an opportunity to donate to the Ozarks Food Harvest.
“There has been a tremendous amount of curiosity and questions about the facility by former employees, business leaders and the general public,” Dick Moger, Executive Vice President for SRC Holdings Corporation said. “One individual who worked in the facility for 33 years was excited that manufacturing jobs were being created and not eliminated. There has been so much interest about the facility that SRC has decided to host an open house.
In conjunction with this event, the SRC Community Relations Committee will host their annual community food and fund drive benefiting the regional food bank, Ozarks Food Harvest. The public is encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to gain admittance to this event.
Food collected through the food drive will be distributed by the Ozarks Food Harvest to 250 nonprofit charities across 28 southwest Missouri counties, reaching 20,000 individuals weekly. For every dollar donated, the Food bank provides $10 worth of food distribution and services.
Most needed food items include canned meat and tuna, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, soups and boxed meals. Paper products and personal hygiene items, such as paper towels and toilet paper, are also accepted. All donations should be in undamaged and unexpired packages. No glass containers are accepted. A complete listing of needed items can be found at OzarksFoodHarvest.org.
A cookout, complete with hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and a drink, will follow the tour to say “thank you” for participating in this annual drive to transform hunger into hope.
About SRC Holdings Corporation | SRC Holdings Corp. is the oldest employee-owned remanufacturer to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in North America. Its associates have been leaders in core logistics, disassembly, cleaning, machining, assembly and testing everything from fuel injectors to large off-highway transmissions. The company is known worldwide for its open-book culture which espouses transparency, integrity, and economic literacy.
About Ozarks Food Harvest | As the only food bank serving southwest Missouri, Ozarks Food Harvest (OFH) provides food, supplies, funding, infrastructure grants, training and support to more than just food pantries. In fiscal year 2015, the total value member agencies received from OFH was more than $28.8 million. Although the majority of 501(c)3’s served by OFH are food pantries, other nonprofit agencies in The Food Bank’s network include community kitchens and organizations that serve specific populations, including at-risk children and seniors, those affected by domestic violence, developmentally disabled individuals and homeless community members.