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Harter House Store Raise Over $100,000 for The Kitchen, Inc.

Harter House Store Raise Over $100,000 for The Kitchen, Inc.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (June 1, 2022) – The 25th Annual Jerry Bettlach/Jim Trimble Memorial Raises over $100,000 to Benefit The Kitchen, Inc.

Harter House stores in Springfield, Hollister, Nixa, Kimberling City, Strafford, and Shell Knob participated along with customers, friends, family, and suppliers to benefit The Kitchen, Inc. during the 25th Annual Jerry Bettlach/Jim Trimble Memorial event. The event took place March 2-8, 2022. To date, the Memorial event for Jerry and Jim has raised more than 1.3 million for The Kitchen, Inc.

“We are so grateful for the Bettlach Family, Harter House staff, and their customers. Their continued support of the Kitchen through the Jerry Bettlach/Jim Trimble Memorial event is crucial to ending homelessness for families in our community. In 2021, The Kitchen housed 816 people, including 205 children. This would not be possible without the generosity of the Harter House family and our community members.” – Meleah Spencer, CEO.

About Harter House

Even before Harter House Butcher Shop in 1973, the Bettlach family had been perfecting meat cutting techniques and family recipes in St. Louis, Missouri since the late 1800’s. In 1973, Jerry and Barbara opened their Harter House Meat Market. Since then, the business has expanded to eight locations.  All stores are still owned by family members and continue to be guided by the principles taught by Jerry and Jim. Since 1973, our goal has been to provide customers with the best shopping experience they can have. Our long-term employees are our greatest assets, and they work hard to foster Harter House’s relationships with all our customers.

About The Kitchen, Inc.

The Kitchen, Inc.’s mission is to bring stability and purpose to people who are homeless. Dedicated staff, collaboration with community organizations, and community support allow us to end homelessness for families, individuals, youth, seniors, and Veterans. To learn more, visit


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