Upcoming Events & Food Drives
Lucas Oil Speedway Food Drive
Saturday, July 28
Satisfy your need for speed at Lucas Oil Speedway! Presented by OnMedia/Dish/DirecTV and the Lucas Oil Speedway Racing Series, this fun night supports Ozarks Food Harvest. Bring four nonperishable food items to donate and receive free admission to the races! We’ll see you on the track.
- Gates open at 4 p.m.
- Hot laps start at 6:30 p.m.
- Racing begins at 7:05 p.m.
Hunger Action Month 2018
Saturday, Sep. 01 — Sunday, Sep. 30
Join us in the fight against hunger this September! During Hunger Action Month, you can help raise awareness of hunger in southwest Missouri.
Some awesome ways to get inspired include:
• Hosting a food and funds drive
• Sporting orange for Go Orange Day on Sept. 13
• Sponsoring a child and providing meals for our Weekend Backpack Program by donating during Hungerthon, Sept. 7-10
• Packing leftovers for lunch and donating the money you save to Ozarks Food Harvest
• Attending the Tea Bar & Bites Apron Fashion Show on Sept. 20
• Donating and receiving a handmade bowl at Panera Bread on Campbell at Empty Bowls, Sept. 28
Thanks for helping us provide more meals to hungry families in southwest Missouri!
Hungerthon 2018 on 105.9 KGBX
Friday, Sep. 07 — Monday, Sep. 10
Join us for the 20th annual Hungerthon! Ozarks Food Harvest and iHeartMedia 105.9 KGBX are kicking off the radio-thon this September to raise $135,000 for The Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program, which provides food-insecure children with a bag of nutritious meals and snacks to take home each weekend.
Kevin and Liz of 105.9 KGBX will host the four-day radio-thon, asking listeners to sponsor Weekend Backpacks. Listeners can also tune at kgbx.com or on smartphones with the iHeartRadio app.
Friday: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday: 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Listeners can call toll-free 890-KGBX (5429) to make a pledge, or they can stop by to make a donation at the event. For a donation of $300, or $25 monthly, a child will receive two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, two snacks and drinks every weekend for 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 her an email for details about sponsorship opportunities.
Tea Bar & Bites Apron Fashion Show 2018
Thursday, Sep. 20
7 p.m. — 9 p.m.
Join us for an evening of fun, fashion and food at the Tea Bar & Bites Apron Fashion Show.
The event will feature an assortment of beautifully handcrafted and vintage aprons along with silent auction merchandise from local shops and restaurants to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest.
If you would like to donate an apron to be auctioned at the event, contact Jacob Tweedle.
Tickets will be available at Tea Bar & Bites and online beginning August 20 for $25.
We hope to see you there!
Empty Bowls 2018
Friday, Sep. 28
4 p.m. — 8 p.m.
Join us for the fifth annual Empty Bowls event! Ozarks Food Harvest and Panera Bread are raising awareness of hunger while supporting The Food Bank’s feeding programs. To participate, stop by Panera on September 28 to make a donation and receive a ceramic or wooden bowl handcrafted by a local artist as well as a meal of soup and bread.
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.