OFH earns highest possible Charity Navigator rating

OFH earns highest possible Charity Navigator rating

December 3, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Ozarks Food Harvest recently received the highest rating of four out of four possible stars from Charity Navigator, the nonprofit corporation that evaluates charities in the United States.

This rating demonstrates Ozarks Food Harvest’s commitment to good governance, sound fiscal management, transparency and accountability. Thousands of charities are evaluated but less than a quarter achieve four stars.

Ozarks Food Harvest also received four out of four stars last year, indicating that OFH outperforms most other U.S. charities, as only 18 percent of the charities in the country have received two consecutive Four-Star evaluations.

The president of Charity Navigator wrote to The Food Bank, “This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Ozarks Food Harvest from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

Ozarks Food Harvest has a 30-year history of food banking in southwest Missouri, providing food, funds and services to 200 nonprofit hunger-relief organizations, such as food pantries, across 28 Ozarks counties.

Donors can give securely online at, or through local grocers’ annual Check Out Hunger campaign by donating $1, $3 or $5 in the check-out lane at area grocery stores. One in six Ozarkers are food insecure and for every dollar donated to OFH, The Food Bank provides five meals, or $10 worth of food distribution.

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About Ozarks Food Harvest—The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving more than 200 organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank distributes 10 million meals annually to 170,000 unduplicated individuals. OFH celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2013. Learn more at, or