Hunger Into Hope ™
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October 1, 2019
Hunger Action Month is always an exciting time at The Food Bank, and this year was no exception. Each September, we partner with local businesses...
October 2, 2019
Twice a week, Kris Dreesen drives in from Fair Grove to spend her mornings sorting food for families facing hunger in the Ozarks. Her story...
October 3, 2019
In the small town of Waynesville, MO, working parents trust neighbor Mary to take care of their children while they work long hours. Mary makes...
October 15, 2019
In 1998, five community-minded individuals started Central Crossing Senior Center with $50 and a dream. The center, owned and operated by Shell Knob Seniors, Inc.,...
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 Program
Supplementing the diets of low-income seniors with nutritious USDA food at 33 locations across the Ozarks, this program provides more than 3,600 eligible seniors with healthy food through senior centers, churches and pantries. Annually, more than 43,000 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 and member agency staff pick up donations from more than 100 area grocers. 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