Upcoming Events & Food Drives
Give Ozarks 2016
Tuesday, May 03
12 a.m. — 11:59 p.m.
On May 3, Community Foundation of the Ozarks is hosting Give Ozarks, a 24-hour online day of fundraising that will rally the community around local nonprofits. Ozarks Food Harvest will raise money for the Weekend Backpack Program during this one-day online drive.
During last year’s Give Ozarks, the support of 175 individuals and organizations exceeded the $10,000 goal and raised $14,301 — providing 10,725 meals for hungry children in the Ozarks.
This year, OFH has set a goal to raise $20,000 to sponsor two schools on the program for an entire year!
Please consider participating in the second annual, community-wide Give Ozarks day. Donations can be made securely on May 3 by visiting Ozarks Food Harvest’s page: giveozarks.org/2016/ofh.
Special thanks to sponsors DairiConcepts, Vance Chiropractic, Commerce Bank and Bohannon Auto Services.
And special thanks to our restaurant partners! If you give on May 3, head to these area businesses for a special deal:
Legacy Bagelry: Free doughnut
Cafe Cusco: Free dessert
Big Momma’s: Free coffee or half-off a specialty drinks
Kingdom Coffee: Buy one get one free house coffee
Empty Bowls 2016
Friday, Sep. 23
4:30 p.m. — 8 p.m.
Ozarks Food Harvest and Panera Bread are partnering for Empty Bowls 2016, an event offering a bowl handcrafted by a local artist — and a meal of soup and bread — in exchange for cash donations.
Fifty area artists donated nearly 275 bowls for the event in 2015 to provide over $5,000 in donations.
The empty bowls serve as a reminder of those struggling with hunger in southwest Missouri. All the money raised from this year’s event will support children, families and seniors in need.
Join us for the third annual Empty Bowls!
Artists: Pledge your bowls