Upcoming Events & Food Drives
25th Annual Turkey Trot & Food Drive
Thursday, Nov. 28
Get movin’ on Thanksgiving morning and help provide 25,000 meals for food-insecure families in the Ozarks.
This annual 5k run and walk also serves as one of the largest one-day food drives of the year for Ozarks Food Harvest, with more than 13,000 meals donated at the event last year. Proceeds from the event benefit the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Youth Recreation Scholarship Fund and the Developmental Center of the Ozarks. Bring the whole family (and the dog!) to enjoy a fun morning and give back to the community.
Before the race begins, drop off your five nonperishable food items inside the Expo Center, at our truck or at one of our tents near the starting line for the race. You are also welcome to drop off items during packet pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 27. We are so grateful for your support in feeding thousands of hungry neighbors this holiday season.
Early Bird Registration (before Nov. 22):
$20/adult, $15/kids under 12.
$30/adult, $25/kids under 12.
Register online or download the form and mail it in with payment. To register on-site, visit the Springfield Expo Center Wednesday, Nov. 27 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. or on Thursday, Nov. 28 between 6:15 and 7 a.m.
Register and learn more here.
Tuesday, Dec. 03
After Thanksgiving ends, Black Friday comes and goes and Cyber Monday passes, take a moment to give back during #GivingTuesday.
One in five children and one in seven adults in the Ozarks are food insecure, meaning they aren’t sure where their next meal will come from. Your donation this #GivingTuesday can make a huge impact for your hungry neighbors this holiday season.
Your donation will make a big difference, as one dollar can help provide four meals. Help us reach our $15,000 goal by making a donation through our website or on Facebook on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Thank you for helping us support hungry people across the Ozarks!
Lucky’s Impact Day
Tuesday, Dec. 03
Help feed the community by shopping at Lucky’s Market!
On Dec. 3, ten percent of Lucky’s store sales will benefit Ozarks Food Harvest to help provide meals for people in need this holiday season.
And throughout the month of December, Lucky’s will be hosting a food drive! You can drop off nonperishable food items in the Ozarks Food Harvest barrells located in the store.
We’ll see you at Lucky’s!
Dining to Give Back with McDonald’s
Wednesday, Dec. 04
4 p.m. — 7 p.m.
Dine out to give back with McDonald’s on December 4! All proceeds from area McDonald’s will benefit Ozarks Food Harvest from 4-7 p.m.
2512 E Sunshine
2811 N Kansas Exp.
1114 W Kearney
1717 W Battlefield
501 W Sunshine
1221 E Kingsley
528 S Glenstone
234 S National Ave
2115 E Independence
3320 E Battlefield Rd.
2220 N Glenstone
1607 E Battlefield Rd.
650 Hunt Rd., Willard
895 US Highway 60 E, Republic
5560 N 21st St, Ozark
401 N 21ST St, Ozark
HWY 14 & HWY 160, Nixa
333 E Evergreen Rd., Stafford
1089 E Mount Vernon Blvd., Mount Vernon
SPS Food Fight
Monday, Jan. 13 — Friday, Jan. 24
Help stock shelves and raise awareness after the holidays with SPS Food Fight!
Springfield Public Schools and partnering businesses will participate in the 9th annual district-wide food drive competition January 13-24, 2020.
Schools will have the opportunity to partner with area businesses and organizations. All of the food and funds collected at the business will go toward the partnering school’s final donation total.