Archives for July, 2016

Giving back makes big impact on boys’ facility

Giving back makes big impact on boys’ facility

July 27, 2016 in Harvest Time Newsletter Volunteer Spotlight

When 14-year-old Maisen arrived at Datema House, an alternative school and group home for teenage boys part of the Missouri Division of Youth Services, he was not excited at first about participating in community service.

“I thought it was going to be terrible,” he shared. “But when we got to Ozarks Food Harvest, it was really fun when I got to find out what we were actually doing — helping feed people.”

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Denise Gibson: Supporters raise awareness

July 27, 2016 in From Denise's Desk Harvest Time Newsletter

Denise 10Thirty-eight-year-old Amy often worries if she’ll have enough food to feed her kids.

“As a single parent it’s a struggle to provide to my four children,” she shared. “Sometimes it’s more difficult to provide for my kids during the summer months. I just work more to make up for the difference, but that’s hard on my family, too.”

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Bart Brow: OFH earns perfect score

July 27, 2016 in Bart's Hope Notes Food Bank News Harvest Time Newsletter

View More: it comes to hunger relief, I’m proud to say that Ozarks Food Harvest is one of the most effective nonprofits in the nation.

Seeing firsthand how hard the staff and volunteers work to provide food for our struggling neighbors is incredible. And so many of you generously give of your treasure to ensure no one goes hungry.

While I’ve always known of the great work being done here at Ozarks Food Harvest, the leading evaluator of nonprofits nationwide helped make that abundantly clear this June.

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Charlie O’Reilly: Stand up for food access

July 27, 2016 in Charlie's Corner Harvest Time Newsletter

Charlie's Corner3Greetings from the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief!

Our elected state and federal representatives are making decisions every day that affect our way of life and well-being.

As supporters of Ozarks Food Harvest, I believe it is our responsibility to stand up against proposed changes that would make it harder for our neighbors to get the food assistance they desperately need. Access to food should be a right of all Americans.

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Feeding programs give kids hope

July 27, 2016 in Harvest Time Newsletter

Cover article_PresleyOne in four children in the Ozarks are at risk of going hungry

Thousands of children living right here in the Ozarks have a secret — they are hungry.

Some of these kids are hungry every day, and some might experience it only on the weekends of the school year or when they aren’t in summer programs. But for the one in four kids facing this struggle, it is a painful reality.

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