Ozarks Food Harvest partners with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church to distribute USDA food

April 7, 2021

St. Elizabeth Church in Springfield will distribute on the second Wednesday each month beginning April 14

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. —Ozarks Food Harvest is partnering with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church to distribute food at no cost to qualifying families each month through The Emergency Food Assistance Program, also known as TEFAP.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church is located at 2200 W. Republic Rd in Springfield, Missouri. Distribution will be on the second Wednesday each month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning April 14. Individuals interested in food assistance must bring identification, proof of Greene County residency and income information to qualify.

“We’re so happy to partner with another site in Springfield that will provide convenient food assistance to families in Greene County,” said Denise Gibson, development and communication director at Ozarks Food Harvest. “The Food Bank is in it for the long haul to make sure we can bring families through this difficult time.”

TEFAP is a U.S. Department of Agriculture program that helps supplement the diets of families facing hunger by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. Through TEFAP, the USDA purchases a variety of nutritious, high-quality foods and partners with The Food Bank for distribution.

“Having an additional pantry in Greene County will be a great thing for individuals and families facing hunger in this community,” said Tom Ryan, volunteer food pantry manager at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. “We’re glad to partner with Ozarks Food Harvest to be able to offer a wide variety of nutritious food at no cost to participants.”

Ozarks Food Harvest is the largest COVID-19 related donor to charities in southwest Missouri. Since April 2020, Ozarks Food Harvest has hosted more than 115 Mobile Food Pantries, purchased an additional $3.6 million worth of food and provided a record-breaking 22 million meals for its network of 270 hunger-relief organizations.

For more information about the distribution and qualifications, contact St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church at 417-887-6472. For more information about Ozarks Food Harvest’s network of food pantries and feeding programs, visit


About Ozarks Food Harvest — The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 270 hunger-relief organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank provides 22 million meals annually to more than 261,000 unduplicated individuals. Learn more at, or