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11 November 2011

Goodman: 3rd Annual Season of Hope Food Drive

JEFFERSON CITY – Senator Jack Goodman, R-Mount Vernon, today announced the kick off of his 3rd Annual Season of Hope Food Drive. The Season of Hope effort is designed to help provide families in need with all the groceries needed to prepare a traditional Christmas dinner.

"While most children are dreaming of the gifts they will open on Christmas, we have children in our midst who are worried about when they will eat again. I wish I could solve this problem for every child every day, but no one person can. We have great local organizations helping out year round, and I encourage all of us to support them continuously. Working with a great team, our effort strives to provide something extra at Christmas."

Senator Goodman noted that the first Season of Hope Food Drive was a great success, providing food to more than 1,800 people. Last year, the effort grew to feed more than 2,400 of our neighbors. "Living in southwest Missouri, I am continually impressed by the generosity and compassion of our neighbors who are so willing to reach out and help others who have true need. I look forward to our team helping even more of our neighbors this year," observed Sen. Goodman.

The Season of Hope Food Drive collects food at donation boxes placed at businesses, chambers of commerce, and courthouses across the 29th Senatorial District, collects food from corporate donors, and collects funds to purchase the remaining food items needed. 100 percent of funds and food received go to meals distributed in this all-volunteer effort.

In addition, Sen. Goodman partners with a number of hunger-relief organizations throughout the 29th Senate District to collect groceries, identify families in need of assistance, and coordinate distribution days. In recent years, families served by Season of Hope received either half of a turkey, a whole chicken or a six pound bag of chicken filets; a box of stuffing, a 15 pound bag of potatoes or boxed mashed potatoes; fresh or canned sweet potatoes, canned vegetables, boxed macaroni and cheese, and a variety of other groceries. The total weight of food donated or purchased with donations last year was in excess of 15,000 pound.

Throughout its duration, Season of Hope has benefitted from the guidance and work of a dynamic steering committee composed of community leaders in every county of the 29th Senate district. Senator Goodman is pleased to announce that Branson Mayor Raeanne Presley again has agreed to chair the steering committee assembled to help coordinate this year’s activities.

“It's always a blessing to see the outpouring of generosity that helps make Season of Hope a great success.” said Mayor Presley. “The need is still great, and we are working hard to make sure this year’s food drive can help meet those needs across the 29th Senate District”

Like last year, Season of Hope will distribute food at multiple drop points throughout the district about one week before Christmas. Those interested in donating, volunteering, or receiving assistance, should contact Senator Goodman’s Office at (573) 751-2234 or (417) 466-7937.

Collection boxes that are already in place for the 2011 Christmas season are listed below:


First State Bank
106 E. Cleveland
Monett, MO
(417) 235-6100

First State Bank Monett Wal-Mart Branch
885 Highway 60
Monett, MO 65708
(417) 236-2710

First State Bank
Highway C & Kay Avenue
Purdy, MO 65734
(417) 442-3247

First State Bank
98 Main Street
Cassville, MO 65625-1610
(417) 847-6623

Ramey Supermarket
91 Main Street
Cassville, MO 65625
(417) 847-4155

Cassville Chamber of Commerce
504 Main Street
Cassville, MO 65625-1418
(417) 847-2814

Barry County Electric Cooperative
4015 Main Street
Cassville, MO 65625-9753
(417) 847-2131

Barry County Courthouse
700 Main Street
Cassville, MO 65625

Country Fresh Market
24988 Missouri 39
Shell Knob, MO 65747
(417) 858-6647

Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce
Missouri 39 & State Highway YY
Shell Knob, MO 65747
(417) 858-3300

20935 Farm Rd 1252
Shell Knob, MO 65747
(417) 858-2887


Mt. Vernon Methodist Church
621 W. Sloan
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712
(417) 466-2459

Flummerfelt’s Town & Country
110 N Elm St.
Pierce City, MO 65723-1217
(417) 476-2233

Summer Fresh Supermarkets – Mt. Vernon
615 E Mt. Vernon Blvd
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712
(417) 461-1717

Alps Supermarket
534 E Mount Vernon Blvd
Mount Vernon, MO 65712-2102
(417) 466-0032

Lawrence County Courthouse
1 East Courthouse Square
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712
(417) 466-3666

Price Cutter Supermarket – Aurora
708 S. Elliott
Aurora, MO 65605
(417) 678-3800

Aurora Chamber of Commerce
121 E Olive St.
Aurora, MO 65605-1666
(417) 678-4150

Sears Hometown Store
1612 S Elliott Ave
Aurora, MO 65605
(417) 678-2458

Modern Variety
30 East College Street
Aurora, MO 65605-1602
(417) 678-3453

St. John’s Hospital - Aurora
500 South Porter Avenue
Aurora, MO 65605
(417) 678-2122


S & S Market
207 S. Roy Hall Blvd
Goodman, MO 64843
(417) 364-7910

Crosslines – McDonald County
925 N. Hwy 71
Anderson, MO 64831
(417) 845-1800

Dollar General
920 N 71 Business Hwy
Anderson, MO 64831
(417) 845-7372

Town & Country Supermarket
704 S Highway 59
Anderson, MO 64831
(417) 845-6387

McDonald County Courthouse
602 Main St.
Pineville, MO 64856
(417) 223-7512

McDonald County Chamber of Commerce
302 Harmon St.
Pineville, MO 64856
(417) 223-8888

342 Commercial Dr.
Pineville, MO 46856
(417) 226-5800

Harp’s Supermarket
204 Main Street
Noel, MO 64854
(417) 475-3434

David’s Supermarket & Clothing
104 S Main St
South West City, MO 64863
(417) 762-3215


Town & Country Supermarket
102 South Main Street
Gainesville, MO 65655
(417) 679-4584

Dollar General
Hwy 5 N & Hwy 160
Gainesville, MO 65655
(417) 679-2733

Ozark County Food Pantry
304 West 3rd Street
Gainesville, MO 65655
(417) 679-3334

Ozark County Times
P.O. Box 188
Gainesville, MO 65655
(417) 679-4641

Ozark County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
Gainesville, MO 65655
(417) 679-4096

Century Bank
39 Court Square
Gainesville, MO 65655
(417) 679-3321


Christian Associates of Table Rock Lake
13192 Missouri 13
Kimberling City, MO 65686-9897
(417) 739-3200

Table Rock Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
14226 State Hwy 13
Kimberling City, MO 65686
(417) 739-2564

Christian Associates of Table Rock Lake – North
106 Edgewood
Crane, MO 65633
(417) 723-0370

Dollar General
211 Cortney Lane
Crane, MO 65633-9197
(417) 723-0024

City Hall
110 Silver Lady Lane
Reeds Spring, MO 65737
(417) 272-3313

Porter’s Supermarket
209 Cortney Lane
Crane, MO 65633-9197
(417) 723-5700

Circle K Phillips 66
121 N Commerce St.
Crane, MO 65633
(417) 723-5733

Spee Dees
30841 State Highway 413
Galena, MO 65656
(417) 357-6878

Stone County Courthouse
108 East 4th Street
Galena, MO 65656
(417) 357-6141


City Hall
110 W. Maddux
Branson, MO 65616
(417) 334-3345

Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
269 State Highway 248
Branson, MO 65616
(417) 334-4084

Hollister City Hall
312 Esplanade Street
Hollister, MO 65672
(417) 334-3262

Gateway to Branson Travel Stop
4914 US Hwy 65
Walnut Shade, MO 65771
(417) 561-2900

Forsyth City Hall
15405 US Highway 160
Forsyth, MO 65653
(417) 546-4763

Scooter's Express Gas
13022 MO-76
Forsyth, MO 65653
(417) 546-5911

Country Mart, Branson
1447 State Hwy. 248, Suite J
Branson, MO 65615
(417) 334-2956

Christian Action Ministries, Branson
610 South Sixth Street, Suite 102
Branson, MO 65616
(417) 334-1157

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