Senator Jack Goodman has announced the drop box locations in Barry and Lawrence counties for this year's Season of Hope campaign.
Food donations made at these locations will be picked up, boxed and delivered to families in need this holiday season.
Season of Hope organizers are requesting turkeys, hams, chickens, boxed stuffing, boxed mashed potatoes, canned sweet potatoes, canned cranberry sauce, canned green beans, cans or mixes for gravy and boxed macaroni and cheese.
Those wishing to donate a ham, turkey or other perishable items should call Goodman's office at 417-466-3731 so staffers can make storage arrangements.
In Barry County, drop boxes are located at:
* First State Bank, 106 E. Cleveland, Monett.
* First State Bank, Walmart branch, 885 Highway 60, Monett.
* First State Bank, Highway C and Kay Ave., Purdy.
* First State Bank, 98 Main St., Cassville.
* Ramey Supermarket, 91 Main St., Cassville.
*Cassville Chamber of Commerce, 504 Main St., Cassville.
* Barry County Electric Cooperative, 4015 Main St., Cassville.
* Barry County Courthouse, 700 Main St., Cassville.
* Country Fresh Market, 24988 Missouri 39, Shell Knob.
* Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce, Highways 330 and YY, Shell Knob.
* Kornerstone, 20935 Farm Road 1252, Shell Knob.
In Lawrence County, drop boxes are located at:
* Senator Jack Goodman's office, 212 S. Hickory St., Mt. Vernon, Mo.
* Missouri Rehabilitation Center, 600 N. Main St., Mt. Vernon.
* Mt. Vernon Methodist Church, 621 W. Sloan, Mt. Vernon.
* First State Bank, 100 N. Elm St., Pierce City.
* Flummerfelt's Town and Country, 110 N. Elm St., Pierce City.
* Summer Fresh Supermarket, 615 E. Mt. Vernon Blvd., Mt. Vernon.
* ALPS Supermarket, 534 E. Mt. Vernon Blvd., Mt. Vernon.
* Lawrence County Courthouse, 1 E. Courthouse Square, Mt. Vernon.
* Price Cutter Supermarket, 708 E. Elliott, Aurora.
* Aurora Chamber of Commerce, 122 E. Olive St., Aurora.
Goodman first took up the challenge of coordinating food drive efforts after a constituent pointed out the need for such efforts at a 2009 meeting in Branson. Goodman was motivated to try and do something during the Christmas season to help address hunger in his Senate district.
Last year's collection was a success, generating 17,000 pounds of food for distribution throughout the six-county area. The overall effort provided approximately 2,000 people in the 29th Senate District with Christmas meals.