Host a Food and Fund 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

COVID-19 Update

In light of COVID-19, we ask that you consider donating funds or hosting a fund drive to support The Food Bank. Contributing funds is the most efficient way to help. Please refrain from hosting physical food drives at this time. Fund donations allow us to thoughtfully provide what is needed in the communities we serve, and every $1 donated will help provide $10 worth of groceries, thanks to our local and national partnerships. Additional funds help us purchase food at wholesale or less through the Feeding America network. Contributions help us keep our lights and refrigerators on, hire temporary drivers and warehouse workers if needed, and ensure individuals facing hunger have safe, nourishing food during difficult times like these. Thank you!

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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.

The first image illustrates about how much food you can buy for $10 at the store. The second image illustrates how much food Ozarks Food Harvest can provide for a $10 donation. So with a fund drive, we are able to provide more meals than we can with a food drive.

Ready to host a drive?

Create your own online fundraiser with your friends, organization or business using Mightycause! Click below to learn more.

Contact Sarah Byrd at (417) 865-3411 for more information.

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:

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.