OFH president Bart Brown tapped for national hunger task force

OFH president Bart Brown tapped for national hunger task force

June 3, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Ozarks Food Harvest President/CEO Bart Brown was recently appointed by the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, Feeding America, to serve on its national hunger task force.

The newly appointed task force members will evaluate the changing environment of hunger-relief in the U.S. and set high standards and aspirations for Feeding America and its network of more than 200 member food banks. Brown will serve a one-year term.

According to a letter from Feeding America, Brown was recruited because of Ozarks Food Harvest’s consistently high operating and stewardship standards, his innovative thinking and influence among his peers.

Ozarks Food Harvest has received the Economic Impact Award for Charitable Organization of the Year twice, and The Food Bank is the first nonprofit to have been honored with the W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award. Ozarks Food Harvest is nationally recognized for its organizational efficiency, superior food safety rating and the amount of resources it provides to partner pantries and charities across southwest Missouri.

Brown serves as president of the Missouri Food Bank Association and the Rotary Club of Springfield–North. He is also past chair of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Nonprofit Roundtable.

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About Ozarks Food Harvest—The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 250 nonprofit agencies 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