Denise Gibson: Taking action against hunger

November 1, 2017 in From Denise's Desk


Hunger Action Month is one of the best months of the year here at Ozarks Food Harvest.

The month is all about taking an action to help our neighbors in need, whether that is collecting food or funds, volunteering or advocating for our mission.

We share with you all year about the one in five kids and one in seven adults who struggle with hunger. September affords so many opportunities to help those folks and is a great way for first time donors to get involved in our mission.

The Hungerthon radio-thon with Kevin and Liz, Empty Bowls fundraiser with Panera Bread, Apron Fashion Show with Tea Bar & Bites, Iron Chef competition at Farmers Market of the Ozarks and Go Orange Day were certainly the highlights of the month.
So many of you participated in these events, and we’re so grateful for that.

Kids like 10-year-old Zolivia will directly benefit because you stepped up and showed you care.

“I am thankful for the food you people gave us because if my family and me didn’t have it I would be sad and really hungry. So I am really thankful for the food you guy let us have,” Zolivia shared.

The only way we’ll see progress in the fight against hunger is if you get involved. Your energy, time and talents are so critical.
Thank you for your generosity this Hunger Action Month. Together we can ensure no one goes hungry in the Ozarks.

Denise Gibson is the director of Development and Communication at Ozarks Food Harvest.