Upcoming Events & Food Drives
417 Magazine’s #417FillThemUp
Monday, Aug. 01 — Wednesday, Aug. 31
Support Ozarks Food Harvest’s Weekend Backpack Program during 417 Magazine’s #417RestaurantMonth. When you eat at participating #417RestaurantMonth restaurants during the month of August, you will be given a donation envelope when you receive your bill. If you would like to give, you can either leave the envelope with your donation with your server or take it home and mail it in.
Participating restaurants include: Aviary Cafe, The Argentina Steakhouse, Black Oak Grill, Cafe Cusco, Cantina Laredo, Chateau Grille, Crabbys Seafood Bar & Grill, Farmers Gastropub, Fire & Ice Restaurant & Bar, Haruno, Houlihan’s, Jimm’s Steakhouse & Pub, Kai After Dark, The Keeter Center, Leong’s Asian Diner, Level 2 Steakhouse, Nonna’s Italian Cafe and ReRico Brazilian Grill.
30 Ways in 30 Days to help feed your hungry neighbors
Thursday, Sep. 01 — Friday, Sep. 30
During Hunger Action Month this September, there are so many ways you can help raise awareness of hunger in southwest Missouri. Use Ozarks Food Harvest’s 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar to get inspired.
Some ways to get involved include:
• Host a food drive
• Wear orange on Sept. 8
• Sponsor and child and provide meals over the weekend by donating during Hungerthon, Sept. 9-12
• Pack your leftovers for lunch and donate the money you save to OFH
• Attend OFH’s Iron Chef event at Farmers Market of the Ozarks, Sept. 17
• Donate and receive a handmade bowl at Panera Bread on Campbell at the Empty Bowls event, Sept. 23
Download 2016 Calendar
Go Orange Day 2016
Thursday, Sep. 08
On Sept. 8, thousands of anti-hunger advocates from across the country and here in southwest Missouri will go orange in an effort to raise awareness of the issue of hunger in the United States.
You can join in by doing these simple things:
• Wear orange. That orange T-shirt in your drawer, those orange socks, even that orange neck tie will do the trick to show everyone that you support eradicating hunger from the United States.
• Light up your porch. Turn your porch light orange to show your support for those who are hungry in the Ozarks.
• Add a Feeding America badge. Just add an orange Feeding America badge to your Facebook page to let your friends know you care about fighting hunger.
Join us for Go Orange Day!
Hungerthon 2016 on 105.9 KGBX
Friday, Sep. 09 — Monday, Sep. 12
Ozarks Food Harvest and iHeartMedia 105.9 KGBX are kicking off the 18th annual Hungerthon radio-thon this September in the hopes of raising $125,000 for The Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program, which provides food insecure children with a bag full of nutritious food to take home over the weekends.
Kevin and Liz of 105.9 KGBX will host the four day radio-thon during Hunger Action Month — Sept. 9-12 — asking listeners to sponsor Weekend Backpacks. Listeners can also tune at kgbx.com or on smartphones with the iHeartRadio app.
• Friday: 6 a.m.–7 p.m.
• Saturday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
• Sunday: 11–2 p.m.
• Monday: 6–10 a.m.
Listeners can call toll free 800-445-1059 to make a pledge, or donate at the event outside of the Historic Tower Theater near Glenstone and Sunshine. For a donation of $300, or $25 monthly, a child will receive two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, two snacks and drinks every weekend of an entire school year.
Learn how your company can help provide meals for Weekend Backpack children and inspire others to give during Hungerthon. Contact Jennifer Sickinger at 417-865-3411 ext. 110 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for details about sponsorship opportunities.
Pledge your support as a Hungerthon sponsor
SPS Food Fight 2016
Thursday, Sep. 15 — Monday, Oct. 31
Springfield Public Schools will participate in Ozarks Food Harvest’s 6th annual district-wide Food Fight competition Sept. 15-Oct. 31, with a goal of 40,000 pounds to beat last year’s total of 36,551 pounds of donations.
Food Fight is a food and fund drive competition among Springfield Public Schools with Partners in Education. The mission of the Food Fight competition is to raise hunger awareness across the district and stock community and school pantry shelves for the holiday season.
Join the Fight today! More information coming soon.