One in four children in southwest Missouri may not know where their next meal will come from. Ozarks Food Harvest is asking the community to help these kids struggling with hunger by making a donation during the third annual Give Ozarks online day of giving on May 9.
Ozarks Food Harvest will receive a donation of nearly 20,000 one-dozen eggs from area egg distributor Opal Foods on Thursday to help feed families in southwest Missouri.
Nearly 60 area grocery stores partnered with Ozarks Food Harvest for the 18th annual Check Out Hunger, raising $44,012 to provide more than 176,000 meals to people in need across southwest Missouri.
Protein-rich food is one of the most requested items from Ozarks Food Harvest’s member pantries. So when Vital Farms, the leading producer of pasture-raised eggs in the U.S., asked if The Food Bank could benefit from a donation of fresh eggs, OFH staff were eager to start a partnership.
Local Scouts are going door-to door this month collecting nonperishable food for the 28th annual Scouting for Food benefiting Ozarks Food Harvest and its network of 270 pantries and programs.
Ozarks Food Harvest is asking churches, businesses, schools or any interested group to participate in the third annual community Fish Drive during Lent, March 1 through April 13.
Community organizations are coming together to address the issue of hunger and food access in Zones 1 and 2 by hosting a monthly Mobile Food Pantry.
By the end of next year, Ozarks Food Harvest plans to double its distribution center to meet the growing need for food assistance across southwest Missouri. The Ending Hunger, Building Hope capital campaign will add a 56,000 square-foot warehouse addition to The Food Bank’s current O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief in north Springfield.
Sen. Roy Blunt is visiting Ozarks Food Harvest, the only food bank serving southwest Missouri, the week following Christmas.
Ozarks Food Harvest is receiving a large donation of frozen chicken, thanks to Smart Chicken’s 14th annual Feed the Hungry campaign.