Denise Gibson: Join peer fundraising efforts

December 20, 2016 in From Denise's Desk Harvest Time Newsletter

Denise 10As a friend of Ozarks Food Harvest, you’re aware of the struggles so many of our neighbors face when it comes to providing food for themselves and their families. You’re also aware that when you give to Ozarks Food Harvest, each $1 is making a huge difference for those in need by providing $10 worth of food distribution and services.


That’s why we call you Hunger Heroes. You’re on the front lines of fighting hunger, right alongside all of us at The Food Bank. As our advocates, you can reach more places and people than we could do alone. And for that, we’re grateful. When you share our Facebook posts about hunger, forward our emails about upcoming events or wear one of our T-shirts in public, you’re helping us spread the word about our mission.

We’ve just joined with a new partner to provide another way for you to support Ozarks Food Harvest. FirstGiving is an online peer-to-peer fundraising tool that allows you to encourage those around you to give with you to a cause that provides a critical service to our community.

In fundraising, I find that many people are looking for a way to give back, they just have to be asked. This platform gives you an easy way to create your own fundraising page, set a goal and then invite family, friends and co-workers to join in.

We hope you’ll consider starting a fundraiser of your own in the New Year. Visit to get started. Your generosity means so much to people in need, like 7-year-old Tucker.

He shared, “I’m thankful for the food that you give us because it fills me up and makes me happy and full and I like it! Thank you very much.”

Denise Gibson is the director of Development and Communication at Ozarks Food Harvest.