Hunger Into Hope ™
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Nearly sixty area stores will partner with Ozarks Food Harvest to help Check Out Hunger this holiday season to raise money to feed those in need. Check...
November 10, 2015
Freeman Kleier’s life has been marked by service to others. First to his country, and now to those struggling with hunger in the Ozarks. He...
October 14, 2015
When Julie lost her job in college admissions, and her husband went on disability after suffering an injury as a construction worker, eight-year-old Hailey was...
October 14, 2015
Greetings from the O'Reilly Center for Hunger Relief! Since Ozarks Food Harvest moved into its distribution center six years ago, incredible progress has been made...
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. OFH-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
OFH'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 OFH'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 nearly 20 locations across the Ozarks, this program provides nearly 2,000 eligible seniors with healthy food via senior centers, churches and pantries.
Annually, more than 20,000 Senior Food Boxes are assembled by OFH volunteers and distributed by The Food Bank.
The Retail Pick-Up Program
Every week, Food Bank drivers pick up donations from more than 70 area retailers such as Walmart and Target. 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