Join Ozarks Food Harvest this September to take action against hunger. Whether it’s raising awareness, volunteering or donating, there are fun and easy ways to make a difference for our neighbors in need.
Our neighbors who worry about putting food on the table for their families often don’t find themselves having a platform to reach thousands of people. But because we do, it’s essential for us to use it to do some good in the lives of those who are most vulnerable.
On Sept. 14, Ozarks Food Harvest is encouraging community members to wear orange to bring visibility to the issue of hunger in southwest Missouri.
Once a year, around 2,300 volunteers from businesses and organizations across the Ozarks take time out of their work day to help more than 100 nonprofits during United Way’s Day of Caring.
The day of giving back, now 25 years old, took place this year on June 22. Ozarks Food Harvest was honored to have 381 volunteers. By the end of the day, they donated 630 hours to provide over 68,600 meals to children, families and seniors in the Ozarks.
Arvest Bank held its seventh annual 1 Million Meals campaign to raise food and funds for those who struggle with hunger. This year’s campaign took place April 3 through June 3.
Springfield and Nixa branches supported Ozarks Food Harvest and collected $2,834 and 916 pounds of food to provide 12,100 meals to those in need.Read More
The weekend should be a time for children to play and relax, but unfortunately there are kids right here in the Ozarks who worry about whether or not they will have food to eat at home on Saturday and Sunday.
The National Association of Letter Carriers rallied the community to take action against hunger during the 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive on May 13. Springfield carriers collected 221,466 pounds of food to be distributed to those facing hunger in southwest Missouri.