Upcoming Events & Food Drives
Dine Out for Hunger
Sunday, Jan. 19 — Saturday, Jan. 25
Help us turn your table for two into dinner for many during Dine Out for Hunger 2020.
Join SGC Foodservice and Ozarks Food Harvest to show your support for the fight against hunger. Participating restaurants in Springfield and Branson will offer special menu items for one week only, with a portion of proceeds benefitting Ozarks Food Harvest. For every special menu item purchased, SGC will also provide a financial match.
Visit dineoutforhunger.com to get involved!
Waitress at Hammons Hall – Food Drive
Tuesday, Feb. 18 — Thursday, Feb. 20
Waitress is coming to Jaunita K. Hammons Hall in Springfield!
Get tickets and enjoy a fun night out, and don’t forget to bring nonperishable food items for the food drive!
Performance dates and times:
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Lent Fish Drive
Wednesday, Feb. 26 — Thursday, April 09
Participate in this year’s Fish Drive by hosting a fish-themed food drive or by dropping off nutritious and low-calorie fish in cans and pouches for families facing hunger.
Our pantries are always in need of high-protein items, and fish is one of the most-requested items. Fish is nutrient-dense and is usually easy to prepare without requiring a kitchen or a lot of time.
Last year’s Fish Drive collected more than 3,000 meals for hungry neighbors. Help make this year an even bigger success!
Register your group for this drive today, or email Sarah Byrd at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Scouting for Food
Sunday, March 01 — Tuesday, March 31
Join Boy Scouts across the Ozarks for the 31st annual Scouting for Food.
Local Scouts are going door-to-door this month to collect nonperishable food for Ozarks Food Harvest. Grocery sacks will be dropped off in area neighborhoods throughout the month.
Donations will also be accepted at the following places throughout March:
BSA Ozark Trails Council, 1616 S. Eastgate Ave. Donations are accepted Monday-Friday 9 a.m to 6 p.m. or Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
Ozarks Food Harvest, 2810 N. Cedarbrook Ave. Donation drop-off is at the north east end of the building, directly off Packer Road. Donations are accepted Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Donors can also drop off food at local Walmarts on Saturday, March 28 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the following locations:
- Walmart SuperCenter (Campbell)
- Walmart SuperCenter (Independence)
- Walmart Neighborhood Market (Republic Rd.)
- Walmart Neighborhood Market (Glenstone)
The most-needed donations include tuna and canned meats, peanut butter, beans, boxed or canned meals, rice and pasta, canned vegetables and fruit and cereal. Download or print the most-needed items list.
Last year’s drive provided nearly 17,000 meals.
Thank you for supporting Ozarks Food Harvest and local Boy Scouts!