Ozarks Food Harvest honors volunteer for contribution to garden programs
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Ozarks Food Harvest recently honored volunteer Kacey Davis with the third annual Golden Gleaners Award for contributing over 200 hours of service with Ozarks Food Harvest’s Full Circle Gardens Glean Team and at The Food Bank’s warehouse.
Kacey has been involved with The Food Bank’s Glean Team since the early days of the Full Circle Gardens program in 2015. She helps plant and harvest produce from Ozarks Food Harvest’s farm and partner farms to be distributed to The Food Bank’s network of faith and community-based charities.
“I enjoy volunteering with the Glean Team so much!” Kacey shared. “I love all the hard work we put into the gardens and seeing the wonderful produce we harvest. I enjoy meeting new and interesting people, and [the staff] make it a fun atmosphere for us all. The Full Circle Gardens is vital to our community, and it gives me great joy knowing that our seniors and families are receiving nutritious fresh produce directly from the gardens.”
The Golden Gleaners Award is given annually to a volunteer who has shown outstanding contribution to Ozarks Food Harvest’s Full Circle Gardens program.
“Kacey brings a wonderful, joyful, can-do attitude,” said Alexa Poindexter, director of Full Circle Gardens at Ozarks Food Harvest. “We’ve been so lucky to work alongside her at our farm and at many of our partnering gardens for years.”
Ozarks Food Harvest currently needs volunteers to join the Glean Team in harvesting produce at The Food Bank’s farm in Rogersville and at local partner farms.
Those interested in volunteering can apply and schedule sessions online at ozarksfoodharvest.org/volunteer. All sessions must be pre-scheduled and closed-toed shoes are required. For volunteer program questions, contact volunteer recruitment coordinator Dillion Smith at 417-865-3411.
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About Ozarks Food Harvest — The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 270 faith-based and community charities across a third of Missouri. The Food Bank reaches 60,000 individuals monthly and provides more than 20 million meals annually. Learn more at ozarksfoodharvest.org, facebook.com/ozarksfoodharvest or instagram.com/ozarksfoodharvest.