The Food Bank surpasses its 2015 distribution goal, delivering more than 16 million pounds of food to children, families and seniors throughout the Ozarks.
Rotary club members, Rotaractors, family, friends and prospective Rotarians volunteered at The Food Bank, sorting nearly 19,000 pounds of food and assembling 591 senior food boxes.
Ozarks Food Harvest will receive an estimated $70,000 in combined funds from the social media campaign #WeSparkChange, donations made at Walmart registers and select product purchases.
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.
Ozarks Food Harvest is participating in the first-ever Give Ozarks 24-hour online day of giving on May 5. The regional food bank has set a goal to raise $10,000 for its Weekend Backpack Program during the midnight to midnight drive.
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.