Ozarks Food Harvest, the regional food bank for southwest Missouri, is partnering locally with Marshfield Christian Church to distribute “commodity food,” also known as TEFAP, or The Emergency Food Assistance Program.
Nearly 20 schools have stepped up to take Ozarks Food Harvest’s “Food Fight” challenge to collect nonperishable food items for area pantries. Food collected from each school will be weighed at The Food Bank after donations are received, and the school with the highest pounds collected, per student, becomes the Food Fight champion.
Ozarks Food Harvest and Alice 95.5’s 15th annual radio-thon, Hungerthon, wrapped up at 10:30 this morning, collecting a grand total of $125,000 for The Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program.
Ozarks Food Harvest and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s Alice 95.5 will kick off the 15th annual Hungerthon radio-thon Friday morning in hopes of raising $125,000 for The Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program.
Hunger advocates from Springfield and across the country will be wearing orange in an effort to raise awareness of the more than 50 million people in the United States who face hunger.