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Hunger Action Month

Tuesday, Sep. 01 — Wednesday, Sep. 30

In southwest Missouri, far too many people struggle with hunger. Even more people are going hungry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This September, you can help raise awareness—and provide meals—by participating in Hunger Action Month.

All proceeds from this year’s events will benefit our Weekend Backpack Program, which provides meals for children who might not get enough to eat over the weekends. So, sign up to volunteer, check out a few events and help us Transform Hunger into Hope in the Ozarks!

Hunger Action Month was spearheaded by Feeding America in 2008. The organization, which heads up all 200 food banks across the United States, wanted to create a nationwide push to get people involved in the fight against hunger. Each year, Ozarks Food Harvest engages the community with events, food and fund drives, community partnerships and more to help raise awareness and increase donations. There are ways to get involved every day this September. We can’t wait for you to join us!

Learn more at hungeractionmonth.info!

Apron Fashion Show

Friday, Sep. 04 — Thursday, Sep. 17

Join us for two weeks of fashion and fun in partnership with Tea Bar & Bites. Place your bid on beautifully handcrafted and vintage aprons along with silent auction merchandise from local shops and restaurants to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest. Support Tea Bar & Bites by purchasing cafe gift cards. Handmade face coverings will also be available this year! All proceeds will benefit the Weekend Backpack Program.

Want to donate aprons, masks, silent auction items or ask questions? Contact Sarah Byrd at sbyrd@ozarksfoodharvest.org for more info.

Hungerthon with iHeartRadio Springfield

Friday, Sep. 11 — Monday, Sep. 14

Join us for Hungerthon! Ozarks Food Harvest and iHeartRadio Springfield are kicking off the radio-thon this September to raise funds 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.

Tune in to Alice 95.5, US97, 100.5 The Wolf and 105.9 KGBX  to listen for dollar-for-dollar matches that will double your impact.

A $360 donation will help provide a full year of meals for an at-risk child.

Listeners can donate or make a pledge online, or they can stop by to make a donation at the event. For a donation of $360, or $30 monthly, a child will receive two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, two snacks and drinks every weekend for an entire school year.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Sickinger at jsickinger@ozarksfoodharvest.org for more info.