Host a Food Drive

It’s amazing how a simple, wholesome meal can bring balance to an individual who otherwise feels lost in chaos and instability. Bryan Stallings, Jesus Was Homeless, OFH partner agency

Make the biggest impact

You can help collect food and funds for Ozarks Food Harvest and its network of food pantries and hunger-relief organizations across 28 Missouri counties.

We’re so glad you want to help! Food drives are a great way to help the community, but fund drives are even better. Every one dollar donated helps provide four meals.

At a typical grocery store, $10 will purchase about five pounds of food. But because of our partnerships, your $10 gift to The Food Bank will help provide 166 pounds of food. So with a fund drive, we are able to provide more meals than we can with a food drive.

Ready to host a drive?

Whether you choose to host a food drive, a fund drive or both, we have materials for you to use.

Schedule your community drive in the form below, or contact Sarah Byrd at (417) 865-3411.

Register your drive

Download most needed items

Needed items

No glass, please. Wild game processed at a USDA facility is accepted directly at Ozarks Food Harvest. The Food Bank also accepts paper products and personal hygiene items.

Ways to help

Make your food drive an event, contest or engage others in an online drive. Let us help you make your donation drive a success! Ask us about creative ideas to raise money and food donations.

Food Bank staff will weigh your donations and share the final impact with you. Thank you for saving Ozarks Food Harvest the pickup of your drive. For drives 300 pounds or larger, arrangements may be made for pickup, but please allow two to three days.

Resources

Check out these resources to discover how to host a successful drive:

Collect food and funds by printing and sharing these materials.

We have all of the materials you’ll need to host a successful drive including:

  • Barrels
  • Boxes
  • Totes
  • Cash jars

Register your drive with this form.

If you need more information or have questions, email Sarah Byrd at sbyrd@ozarksfoodharvest.org or call (417) 865-3411.