Ozarks Food Harvest will host the first Great American Milk Drive on Saturday, May 30. This free, family-friendly event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Road 146 in Springfield, and kicks-off National Dairy Month beginning in June.
Ozarks Food Harvest is receiving a donation of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese from the “Be A Hunger Hero” campaign, created through a partnership with Kraft Foods, Tyson Foods, Sam’s Club and Champions for Kids.
Five Pound Apparel is announcing a new partnership with Ozarks Food Harvest. For every T-shirt sold, 5 Pound Apparel will provide a donation to Ozarks Food Harvest to purchase five pounds of food. Children, families and seniors struggling with hunger across southwest Missouri will benefit from the partnership.
Opal Foods, headquartered in Neosho, Mo., is helping food insecure people in the Ozarks by donating 12,600 dozen egg cartons — 151,200 eggs — to the regional food bank, Ozarks Food Harvest.
Ozarks Food Harvest and Springfield agency, 40 Digits, launched the new organizational website of the regional food bank this morning. The domain remains the same as The Food Bank’s existing website, ozarksfoodharvest.org.
Boy Scouts across the Ozarks are going door-to-door this weekend in effort to collect nonperishable food items for Ozarks Food Harvest during the 26th annual Scouting for Food project.
Ozarks Food Harvest earned the highest rating of four out of four possible stars from Charity Navigator, the leading nonprofit corporation that evaluates charities in the United States. The regional food bank also received a four-star rating the last two years, indicating OFH outperforms most other U.S. charities, as only 12 percent of charities in the country have received at least three consecutive four-star evaluations.
Ozarks Food Harvest’s Glean Team is getting a fresh start this spring, kicking off the 2015 growing season at Ozarks Natural Foods next Tuesday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The local farm operation, located east of Springfield, is donating the use of its high tunnel and raised beds for production of local fresh produce to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest and the regional food bank’s network of 200 charity partners.
Eighty grocery stores partnered with Ozarks Food Harvest to help Check Out Hunger, collecting a grand total of $49,786 in check-out lanes across the Ozarks.
The Musgrave Foundation is granting a total of $120,000 to select Ozarks Food Harvest partners. The funding will be utilized for food for local hunger-relief efforts.