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YLS service project helps feed hungry Missourians

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Since 1983, Ozarks Food Harvest in Springfield has had a stated mission of “Transforming Hunger into Hope.” Members of The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section Council helped the food back achieve that mission by stepping in on Sept. 15 to fill 390 boxes of food for low-income families in southwest Missouri as part of Hunger Action Month. 

Ozarks Food Harvest serves 28 counties and over 250 hunger-relief organizations, and volunteer efforts expand its ability to do the necessary work of ensuring food security for families in the region. To that end, 14 YLS Council members spent two hours on an assembly line putting together boxes of food that will be sent to senior citizens to supplement their diets.  

During the two hours YLS council members worked, they packaged 11,890 pounds (about twice the weight of an elephant) of food, equaling 9,913 meals and averaging more than three boxes per minute!  

The YLS Council dedicates time each year to community service projects. From volunteering for Missouri.FreeLegalAnswers.org to building comfort kits for families with sick children, the group works to enhance the professional growth and public service of new and recently admitted Missouri lawyers. For more information on The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section, click here.