Archives for July, 2018

Charlie O’Reilly: Zone Blitz Brings Positive Change

July 6, 2018 in Charlie's Corner

Hello again from the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief!

Nearly two years have passed since the Zone 1 Blitz began in northwest Springfield. During the blitz, over 300 organizations— including Ozarks Food Harvest—committed to help improve the lives of residents in the northwest quadrant of Springfield. Projects included weatherization upgrades for homes, new sidewalk construction, bus stop additions, an expansion of affordable internet access and an increase to food access across Zone 1.

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Denise Gibson: 2018 Hunger Action Month

July 5, 2018 in From Denise's Desk

Hunger Action Month will be here before we know it! We have so many events and activities planned to engage the community in the fight against hunger this September.

Throughout the month, Ozarks Food Harvest and other hunger-relief organizations across the country will shed light on food insecurity and how the community can help.

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Raising Awareness of Summer Hunger

July 3, 2018 in Bart's Hope Notes

For many kids in the Ozarks, summer is full of worry about an empty refrigerator or pantry.

According to the latest Map the Meal Gap data from Feeding America, 19.6 percent of children in southwest Missouri are food insecure. That amounts to 50,590 kids under the age of 18 that might not know where their next meal will come from.
Many of these children rely on free or reduced-price meals at school throughout the year. But when school closes for the summer, fear and hunger can set in.

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