Member Agencies

Together we are Transforming Hunger into Hope

Thank you for your hard work on the front lines of hunger relief! Ozarks Food Harvest’s member agencies, including food pantries, feeding sites and other partner organizations, have many benefits. In addition to food, funds and training provided by Ozarks Food Harvest, your agency can access food safety information and other resources online to support your mission.

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Food Safety


Food and non-food items donated to Ozarks Food Harvest are carefully handled and tracked throughout the distribution process so that product retrieval is possible in the event of a recall.

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The O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief is AIB certified and has earned a superior food safety certification rating for six years. As a Feeding America food bank, OFH adheres to the same guidelines grocers and manufacturers must follow. Many OFH food bankers are also ServSafe certified.

All OFH member agencies must be trained in food safety

Food safety is an important aspect of our work to end hunger and Ozarks Food Harvest is committed to providing continued training opportunities in food safety practices to our members. OFH requires  at least two staff members from each agency (pantry and feeding sites) trained in food safety.

The Food Bank offers its Food Safety Training for all network members for free. The course is held at Ozarks Food Harvest, 2810 N. Cedarbrook in Springfield. To register for an upcoming Food Safety Training, select the appropriate course date listed. Click on the date you would like to attend to register.

Pantries are required to attend OFH food safety classes in order to receive information suited for the food banking/food pantry industry.

If your feeding site has a team member who has already earned a food safety training certificate — via ServSafe or the Springfield-Greene County Health Department — simply scan and email the certificate to Certificates are also accepted via fax at (417) 865-0504 and through mail at P.O. Box 5746, Springfield, MO 65801-5746.

Food Safety Training
Maximum class size is twenty and masks are now optional.

Friday, June 24 10 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, June 28 1 to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 13, 1 to 3 p.m.
Friday July 22, 10 a.m. to noon

OFH offers product extensions and inspection guidelines

As you probably know, the FDA allows manufacturers to stamp products with an expiration date, however, in most instances, this date is not intended to be a food safety date. The date actually helps the seller determine how long to keep the product on display and to help the consumer use the product when it is of best quality. To determine if food donations are still safe to consume, view OFH’s Product Extension dates.

If volunteers are inspecting donations made to your agency on-site, review Ozarks Food Harvest’s Inspection Guidelines made available to all Food Bank volunteers. Utilizing these guidelines will more consistently yield a safe and quality product. It can also increase your client satisfaction and help to efficiently train your volunteers.

Senior Food Program

Is your agency in compliance?

Are your refrigerators and freezers maintaining proper temperatures? Is your food stored properly? Is your civil rights poster visible to your clients? These questions and others are addressed when Ozarks Food Harvest staff visit your agency for routine monitoring.

View the form Food Bank staff utilizes during the member monitoring process. All members are required to send at least one staff, board member or volunteer to The Food Bank’s annual conference for its agency partners.

Agency Membership Agreement

Mobile Pantry Program

The Healthy Food Bank Hub


For low-income and food-insecure individuals and families, choosing and preparing Foods to Encourage can be as difficult as accessing these foods. Some recipes — although very nutritious — might call for expensive, less common pantry items, or require inaccessible kitchen tools. When on a limited budget, it can be difficult to find healthy recipes that are also inexpensive to prepare. The Hub’s recipes have been evaluated with the needs and barriers in mind for individuals and families experiencing food insecurity.

Learn MoreAccess the Hub's Recipes

Agency Resources


We hope to get something on the calendar for 2021. Stay tuned.


In FY2021, Ozarks Food Harvest provided more than $300,000 in grants for food and infrastructure, including freezers and coolers to help agency partners become stronger.

Civil Rights Training

Ozarks Food Harvest is required by contractual relationships with Feeding America and The Department of Social Services, Food Distribution Unit, to provide Civil Rights training to all of our member agencies on an annual basis.  Being treated with dignity and respect is certainly something we all expect and desire. This becomes even more important when we are facing difficult times and are in the position of asking for assistance from others. Our federal government believes this is such a crucial issue that people need an annual refresher to reinforce proper civil rights and responsibilities.


All Agencies:
All staff/volunteers will review the Civil Rights State Power Point then answer 10 Civil Rights Quiz questions.
Once all staff/volunteers have completed training, they will sign off on the documentation form.
Throughout the year, a copy of the training documentation must always be kept up to date (current staff/volunteers) and made readily available, in the event of a USDA audit.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: mail, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax, (202) 690-7442; or email,

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

All of Ozarks Food Harvest’s partner agencies comply with a non-discrimination policy and are prohibited from refusing service to anyone based on race, creed, religious or political affiliation, gender or sexual preferences. Agencies are also prohibited from requiring participation in any religious services or activities in exchange for Ozarks Food Harvest’s food or services.