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About Ozarks Food Harvest

Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 270 hunger-relief organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank reaches nearly 60,000 individuals monthly and provides more than 20 million meals annually. In 2023, Ozarks Food Harvest received its twelfth consecutive Four-Star Charity Navigator rating. The Food Bank has been named the Small Business of the Year by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nonprofit of the Year by the Springfield Business Journal. Its facility, the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief, has also received “superior” AIB International food safety certifications.

Founded in 1983, Ozarks Food Harvest has a stated mission of Transforming Hunger into Hope. The simple statement serves as a visionary and meaningful summary of Ozarks Food Harvest’s goals, while expressing exactly what it is The Food Bank does. Ozarks Food Harvest provides food distribution and services to 270 Ozarks nonprofits through programs such as the Weekend Backpack Program, Mobile Food Pantry, After-School & Summer Food programs, the Senior Food Program and more.

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Harvest Time Newsletters

Learn more about who we are and how we serve the community through our newsletters.

Harvest Time | February 2024

Harvest Time | December 2023

Harvest Time | October 2023

Harvest Time | July 2023

Harvest Time | April 2023