More than 100 volunteers serving Ozarks Food Harvest on Day of Caring

More than 100 volunteers serving Ozarks Food Harvest on Day of Caring

August 19, 2014

WHO:  More than 100 community members from local businesses — AECI, City Utilities, Dillons, Fed Ex (Ground), Global University, Mercy (Marketing) and Regions Bank — are giving time to Ozarks Food Harvest on United Way’s annual Day of Caring this Thursday, August 21.

WHAT:  22nd annual Day of Caring, a United Way of the Ozarks initiative

WHEN:  Thursday, August 21, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

WHERE: Ozarks Food Harvest, O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief, 2810 N. Cedarbrook Ave., Springfield, Mo.
Walmart, 2021 E. Independence, Springfield, Mo.
Walmart, 3315 S. Campbell, Springfield, Mo.

WHY:  The United Way of the Ozarks’ Day of Caring is the area’s largest, one-day volunteer event — sponsored by Bass Pro, Chase, Mercy, KPM CPAs and All Events Rental this year. Last year, 1,700 volunteers from 85 local businesses completed 165 projects for 55 nonprofits. Ozarks Food Harvest is not a United Way agency, but does receive funding for its Weekend Backpack Program from FLiP (Female Leaders in Philanthropy), a UWO initiative.

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About Ozarks Food Harvest   The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 200 organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank distributes more than 12.5 million meals annually to 170,000 unduplicated individuals. Learn more at, or