Denise Gibson: Become a Sustaining Donor

December 12, 2017 in From Denise's Desk

As the year is coming to a close, I’ve found myself reflecting on how fortunate we are to be a part of such a compassionate community. This past winter we established Harvest Circle, our group of monthly supporters. I consider these donors to be the heart of The Food Bank.

We rely on their continuous support to sustain us so we can provide 17 million meals each year to the families and seniors who struggle to put food on the table.

When you join Harvest Circle, you are joining a group of dedicated donors who make monthly gifts to provide a steady stream of funds for The Food Bank. These gifts allow us to effectively budget to meet the need in the community.

Jacklynn, an elementary student who receives food through the Weekend Backpack Program, recently expressed her thankfulness for the food she receives from Ozarks Food Harvest. “I love the food,” she shared. “I’m so grateful that you would do this for us. I don’t know what I would have done without you.”

Our monthly donors allow us to help even more children like Jacklynn.

To join Harvest Circle contact Jennifer Sickinger at

We hope you will consider making a donation to Ozarks Food Harvest this holiday season. If you would like to make a year-end gift, just mail your donation in the enclosed envelope. You can also make a gift online at

Happy holidays and thank you for all that you do to help those in need.

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