TUMC gift to OCHD helps it reach its grant-matching goal
Representatives of Theodosia United Methodist Church last week donated $1,000 to the Ozark County Health Department to be used toward the OCHD’s grant-matching campaign to aid the Ozark County Food Pantry, which is operated by OCHD. The money was raised at a TUMC spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Feb. 4 sponsored by the TUMC men’s and women’s groups and organized by Judy and Ed Bell. The effort was also led by TUMC women’s president Shirley Brown, administrative council chairperson Marilyn Piche and TUMC men’s group president George Craig, represented by Frank Hirschman, who wrote the letter accompanying the check.
The gift helped OCHD meet its $5,000 matching-grant goal, which had a March 1 deadline, so it can receive a dollar-for-dollar matching grant from Ozarks Food Harvest, the regional food bank for southwest Missouri.
The funds are being provided through a grant the regional food bank received from the Wal-Mart Foundation State Giving Program.
The food pantry is always in need of cash donations. To help, make checks payable to the Ozark County Health Department and note “food pantry” on the memo line. Deliver to the health department office on Third Street or mail it to P.O. Box 180, Gainesville, MO 65655. For more information, call OCHD at 417-679-3334.