Church groups serve the community together

Church groups serve the community together

February 2, 2021 in Harvest Time Newsletter Volunteer Spotlight

This month, we’re taking the opportunity to highlight the work of several of the churches that volunteer with The Food Bank on a monthly basis. We’re extremely grateful for the members of Campbell UMC’s Faith for Life group, King’s Way UMC and Wesley UMC for the time they have spent providing meals through Ozarks Food Harvest.

Cumulatively, these groups have volunteered with us for 24 years. They have donated 7,153 hours of time and helped provide more than 750,000 meals! Their time is extremely valuable to us, and we can’t thank these groups enough for their service.

These volunteers return to Ozarks Food Harvest each month to spend time with others while making a difference for families facing hunger. Each group is comprised of five to twenty people, and many of them have volunteered for years. They spend their time sorting food, packing Weekend Backpacks and Senior Food boxes.

Terry White, the coordinator for the Wesley UMC group, loves volunteering at The Food Bank because it’s a simple way to give back and make an impact on the local community.

“My favorite thing about volunteering with Ozarks Food Harvest is that it’s a fun and easy way to build comradery with other people,” she shared.

Are you part of a church or other organization that might be interested in volunteering with us? We would love to have you! Groups are always welcome and encouraged at Ozarks Food Harvest. Please contact Jolene at to get your group on the schedule.

Safety continues to be our top priority as we fight hunger. We’re continuing to follow safety guidelines per the CDC and Springfield-Greene County Health Department, which include masking, social distancing and increased sanitation procedures.

Thanks again to Campbell UMC, King’s Way UMC and Wesley UMC for Transforming Hunger into Hope with us. We can’t wait to see you in a volunteer session soon!