Upcoming Events & Food Drives
Tuesday, May 05
12 a.m. — 11:59 p.m.
On May 5, the 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 has set a goal to raise $10,000 for the Weekend Backpack Program during this one-day online drive. This event will rely on social media and crowdfunding.
Please consider participating in the first ever, community-wide Give Ozarks day. Donations can be made securely on May 5 by visiting Ozarks Food Harvest's page: giveozarks.org/2015/ozarksfoodharvest.
Want to learn more about Ozarks Food Harvest? Plan to join Food Bank staff at the Give Ozarks Rally from 4-7 p.m. on May 5 to make on-site donations and find out how your donation will help children in the Ozarks!
The Great American Milk Drive
Saturday, May 30
11 a.m. — 3 p.m.
Kick-start National Dairy month with Ozarks Food Harvest and The Great American Milk Drive! Join The Food Bank and families of the Ozarks for a fun day outside at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park with activities, live music and local food. While enjoying your time with family and friends, be sure to stop by the booths at the event to thank the sponsors — every dollar donated is going directly to purchase milk vouchers for families in Springfield, MO.
Cans for Coffee 2015
Monday, Oct. 26 — Monday, Nov. 16
Donate a canned food item at any of the 60+ area McDonald’s, Oct. 26–Nov. 16, to receive a FREE McCafé® beverage, including a mocha, white chocolate mocha, caramel mocha, latte, coffee, iced coffee or hot chocolate. This is the eighth year McDonald’s of the Ozarks has collected food for Ozarks Food Harvest and pantries across SWMO.
Check Out Hunger 2015
Sunday, Nov. 15 — Thursday, Dec. 31
Eighty grocery stores partnered with Ozarks Food Harvest to help Check Out Hunger, collecting a grand total of $49,786 in check-out lanes across the Ozarks.
Check Out Hunger gives shoppers in more than 50 communities the opportunity to add a $1, $3 or $5 tax-free donation to their bill when checking out at area grocers, including Akin's, Bistro Market, Cash Saver, Country Mart, Dillons, Harter House, HyVee, Murfin's Market, Pennington’s, Price Cutter, Price Cutter Plus, Ramey, Rhodes Family Price Chopper, Richards Supermarket, Smitty's, Summer Fresh, Town & Country and Woods Supermarket.
This was the 16th annual Check Out Hunger, and it was a record-breaking year — helping provide 250,000 more meals to our neighbors who struggle with hunger.