Upcoming Events & Food Drives
Night at Lucas Oil Speedway – Presented by KOLR10
Saturday, Aug. 01
Gates open at 5:00 p.m.
Head out to Lucas Oil Speedway on August 1st for a night presented by KOLR10 — Lucas Oil Speedway Budweiser Weekly Racing Series supporting Ozarks Food Harvest. Bring four nonperishable food items to donate and receive FREE admission to the races that night. Be sure to stop by the KOLR10 booth for an opportunity to win prizes!
Gates open at 5:00 PM
Hot Laps at 7:00 PM
Racing at 7:30 PM
Adults(16 and up): $12
Seniors(62 and up): $8
Kids(5 and under): FREE
Family Pass $25
Pit Pass $25
Go Orange Day 2015
Thursday, Sep. 03
On Go Orange Day 2015, thousands of anti-hunger advocates from across the country and here in southwest Missouri will go orange on Sept. 3 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.
• Take a spoon selfie. This year’s Hunger Action Month theme is Spoontember! Spoon selfies are meant to unite Hunger Heroes in a striking and engaging way as we raise awareness about hunger.
• 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 2015 on 105.9 KGBX
Friday, Sep. 11 — Monday, Sep. 14
Ozarks Food Harvest and iHeartMedia 105.9 KGBX will kick off the 17th annual Hungerthon radio-thon Friday morning in hopes of raising $130,000 for The Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program, which provides food insecure children with a backpack full of nutritious, child-friendly food items to take home over the weekends.
Kevin Howard and Liz Delany of 105.9 KGBX will host the four-day, community-wide event for nearly 30 hours, during Hunger Action Month — Friday, Sept. 11 through Monday, Sept. 14 — asking listeners to help sponsor Weekend Backpacks. Listeners can also tune in online at kgbx.com or on smartphones and tablets by downloading the iHeartRadio app.
• Friday: 6 a.m.–7 p.m.
• Saturday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
• Sunday: 11–3 p.m.
• Monday: 6–10 a.m.
Listeners can call 417-577-7955 or toll free 800-757-9550 to make a pledge, or donate at the event outside iHeartMedia, located at the Historic Tower Theater near Glenstone and Sunshine in Springfield. For a donation of $300, or $25 monthly, a child will receive two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, two snacks, drinks and hygiene items every single weekend of an entire school year. Donors can also sponsor a child for a semester at $150, or 12.50 monthly.
Tea Bar and Bites hosts Apron Fashion Show to benefit OFH
Wednesday, Sep. 16
7 p.m. — 9 p.m.
Tea Bar and Bites Bakery and Café hosts the second annual Apron Fashion Show, auctioning off donated hand-made or vintage aprons in a silent auction, to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest during Hunger Action Month.
If you would like to donate an apron to be auctioned at the event, please contact Nicole Chilton at Tea Bar & Bites.
Tickets will be pre-sold at Tea Bar & Bites near the end of August for this entertaining night that includes art, food, drink, live music and an enjoyable atmosphere.
Iron Chef 2015 at FMO
Saturday, Sep. 19
8 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
Three local chefs will bring their culinary skills to market to compete in the Farmers Market of the Ozarks Iron Chef 2015 Competition. All proceeds will support Ozarks Food Harvest as part of Hunger Action Month.
Chefs will be asked to prepare three dishes, which highlight a unique market ingredient. In addition, one cut of meat will be provided to each chef to use in his or her main dish.
Judging for the competition will include votes from market customers and a portion of the final score will include scoring by a panel of judges. Market goers will be able to taste a sample of each dish and vote for their favorite by making a cash donation.