Upcoming Events & Food Drives
Red Nose Day 2019
Thursday, May 23 — Thursday, May 23
Get your noses on to help end child poverty. Red Nose Day is global movement that brings together celebrities, comedy and people across the country. On Red Nose Day, people come together to raise awareness and money for kids who need it the most.
This will be the fifth annual Red Nose Day for the U.S. in partnership with NBC. The two-hour television special will feature stand-up comedy, clever parodies, sketch comedy, incredible music performances from A-list artists and short, compelling films about the cause. Money raised in 2019 will continue to be used to change the lives of kids who need help in the U.S. and some of the poorest communities around the world. The Red Nose Day Fund will continue to address the immediate needs of children by making grants to organizations to keep kids safe, healthy and educated. One of the benefiting organizations is Feeding America, Ozarks Food Harvest’s partner organization.
Get involved by purchasing a Red Nose at local Walgreens stores and tuning into NBC Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. Central Time. Learn more and donate at rednoseday.org.
Splash & Sizzle
Monday, May 27 — Monday, Sep. 02
Have some fun in the sun at the pool this summer while supporting Ozarks Food Harvest!
Admission is $1 or free with one canned food item per person at all outdoor pools daily, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Splash & Sizzle Weekends: July 5-27
Fridays and Saturdays: Grant Beach, Westport and Silver Springs pools, 5:30-8 p.m.
Saturdays only: Meador Pool, 5:30-8 p.m. and Fassnight Pool, 5:30-10 p.m.
Memorial Day, May 27:
Splash & Sizzle at Fassnight, Grant Beach and Meador pools, 1-6:30 p.m.
Independence Day: July 4
Splash & Sizzle at Fassnight, Grant Beach and Meador pools, 12-5:30 p.m.
Labor Day: Sept. 2
Splash & Sizzle at Fassnight and Grant Beach pools, 1-6:30 p.m.
Visit the Springfield-Greene County Park Board website for more info and a complete pool schedule.
SoMo Restaurant Week 2019
Saturday, June 15 — Saturday, June 22
Enjoy the region’s best cuisine, support a great cause and work your way toward free food and swag with this week-long celebration prior to Taste of SoMo!
All week long, participating restaurants will offer lunch, dinner and dessert specials with partial proceeds going to Ozarks Food Harvest.
2019 RESTAURANT WEEK PARTICIPANTS:
Plus, work your way toward #SoMoFoodie status! SoMo Foodies will qualify for two free sheets of Taste of SoMo tickets. Plus, the first 50 foodies at Taste of SoMo 2019 will score a sweet foodie swag bag! More details coming soon.
Learn more about the event here.
United Way of the Ozarks Day of Caring 2019
Thursday, June 20
Day of Caring is the single largest one-day, community-wide volunteer event in the Ozarks. Local businesses and organizations take part by coordinating teams of employees to spend a day giving back to area non-profit agencies. Half-day, full day and indirect service projects are also available. Groups will be helping out with a variety of projects at Ozarks Food Harvest.
Learn more here.
Taste of SoMo
Saturday, June 22
Are you ready for the Springfield foodie’s dream? Taste of SoMo is your chance to sample and vote on southwest Missouri’s best flavors. Enjoy a day of delicious cuisine, beer sampling, learning stations, live music and more on Park Central Square!
Ozarks Food Harvest is looking for volunteers for the event. To sign up, email email@example.com.
Taste of SoMo is presented by SGC Foodservice.
Learn more about it here.