Hunger Into Hope ™
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October 10, 2016
Ozarks Food Harvest and iHeartMedia’s 18th annual radio-thon, Hungerthon, collected a record-breaking $140,447 for the Weekend Backpack Program. The initiative provides 1,668 food insecure children...
October 10, 2016
Artists and community members came together this September for the most successful Empty Bowls yet. The third annual fundraiser held at Panera Bread raised $7,440,...
August 30, 2016
Springfield Public Schools will participate in Food Fight 2016, Ozarks Food Harvest’s 6th annual district-wide Food Fight competition, Sept. 15 - Oct. 31, with a goal...
March 14, 2016
My dad was a bricklayer, and mom worked front desk jobs. She came home every night to make us dinner and there was always food....
The After-School Food Program
During the school year, The Food Bank's After-School Program provides nutritious meals and snacks to children who would otherwise go home to an empty dinner plate. Ozarks Food Harvest sponsored sites offer this free food to children at a variety of community locations where kids are already gathering like Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs, churches and schools.Read More View All Programs
The Summer Food Program
Children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals during the school year are also at risk of hunger during the summer months. Summer Food serves meals and snacks to hungry kids in southwest Missouri who would otherwise return to school undernourished, which could severely affect their ability to learn.Read More View All Programs
The Mobile Food Pantry Program
Ozarks Food Harvest's pantry on wheels delivers bulk loads of food to central locations in rural areas, or to member food pantries that do not have adequate freezer or cooler space. It offers a wide variety of food and supplies, from fresh produce, dairy and meat to laundry detergent and toilet paper. These trucks go out weekly, in addition to The Food Bank's regular deliveries to pantries.Read More View All Programs
The Senior Food Box Program
Supplementing the diets of low-income seniors with nutritious USDA food at 18 locations across the Ozarks, this program provides nearly 2,000 eligible seniors with healthy food through senior centers, churches and pantries. Annually, more than 20,000 Senior Food Boxes are assembled by Ozarks Food Harvest's volunteers and distributed by The Food Bank.Read More View All Programs
The Retail Pick-Up Program
Every week, Food Bank drivers pick up donations from 75 area retailers, such as Walmart. These items include food that does not meet standards for retail sales but does remain safe for consumption. Much of the food is fresh produce and perishable goods, but nonperishable goods are also donated.Read More View All Programs
The Food Bank's Garden & Glean Team Program
This program provides food pantries, feeding sites and clients with more than just fresh, nutritious produce. By working with community partners, people in need are empowered through education and fellowship while gaining resources for growing and sustaining their own food supply.Read More View All Programs