Ozarks Food Harvest Benefits from Day of Caring

Ozarks Food Harvest Benefits from Day of Caring

July 13, 2018 in Food Bank News

On June 28, Ozarks Food Harvest was privileged to partner with 12 local businesses for the United Way of the Ozarks Day of Caring.

Volunteers spread out across the city of Springfield to help fight hunger. At our Walmart food drives, volunteers collected 2,475 pounds of food and collected $1,160. At the Ozarks Food Harvest Garden, several groups got their hands dirty to harvest 136 pounds of zucchini, carrots and green beans. During the Mobile Food Pantry at Deliverance Temple, 2,281 pounds of food were distributed to hungry neighbors.

Back at the warehouse, volunteers sorted 18,550 pounds of food, packed 1,475 Senior Food boxes and created 2,381 Hope Notes.

In total, volunteers contributed 554 hours of service to The Food Bank. We are so grateful for their gift of time!