You can help collect food & funds for Ozarks Food Harvest’s more than 200 food pantries and feeding sites across 28 southwest Missouri counties.
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Host a Squeaky Clean Hygiene Drive:
OFH’s Backpack Program provides food bags for more than 1,000 children every weekend of the entire school year. Once a month, the backpacks contain hygiene kits, and The Food Bank needs your help to collect these items for the 2012–13 school year. Travel-size soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes are needed, or Fund Drives can be hosted (OFH can purchase each kit for $2). To set up your Hygiene or Fund Drive, contact Sara McClendon at (417) 865-3411, ext. 120.
Most Needed Items:
- Boxed & canned meals (soup, macaroni and cheese, Hamburger Helper, potato dinners, pasta salads)
- Canned meat (tuna, chicken & Spam)
- Frozen hamburger or other frozen meats
- Pork and beans
- Canned fruit
- Canned vegetables
- Pasta & canned spaghetti sauce
- Peanut butter & jelly
- Baking essentials:
- Salt & pepper
- BBQ sauce & others
- Paper products:
- Paper plates
No glass, please.
Register your food drive
Please complete the form, and our food drive coordinator will contact you shortly to confirm food drive details and discuss logistics.
Ozarks Food Harvest has specially sized boxes, barrels or totes—and food drive posters—available for your use, but cannot deliver the receptacles to you. Please call 417-865-3411 to arrange pick up at The Food Bank at 2810 N. Cedarbrook in Springfield between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Barrel and tote quantities are limited.