Community Partnerships Help Fight Hunger

October 14, 2018 in From Denise's Desk

Hunger Action Month is one of my favorite times of year at Ozarks Food Harvest. September is filled with community partnerships, food and fund drives and exciting events, all benefiting The Food Bank.

We were extremely blessed to partner with a variety of local businesses this year. Bambinos, The Coffee Ethic, Crave Cookie Dough, Farm 2 Counter, MaMa Jean’s and Neighbor’s Mill all donated proceeds from specific items to Ozarks Food Harvest.

Businesses also helped provide for those in need by holding food and fund drives. Throughout the month, Central Bank of the Ozarks hosted food drives at various bank branches across the Springfield area. On Sept. 13, Gold Mountain Communications employees held food and fund drives at two local Walmart locations, collecting 12,924 meals for The Food Bank.

Ozarks Food Harvest also partnered with Tea Bar & Bites for the Apron Fashion Show and with Panera Bread for Empty Bowls. Both of these events helped raise money for The Food Bank’s feeding programs, and we are very thankful for the community’s support. The 20th annual Hungerthon radio-thon with Kevin and Liz from 105.9 KGBX and Go Orange Day with Springfield Public Schools were also highlights of the month.

Thank you for supporting The Food Bank during this year’s Hunger Action Month. Your generosity means the world to us—and to the 261,000 individuals we serve each year. Together, we can work toward solving hunger in southwest Missouri.