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.