Seventy-six southwest Missouri grocery stores are teaming up with Ozarks Food Harvest to Check Out Hunger during the 19th annual fundraiser that began yesterday and continues until Dec. 31.
Ozarks Food Harvest will receive a large donation of protein in honor of the annual McDonald’s of the Ozarks Cans for Coffee food drive, which began yesterday. Ozarks Food Harvest is the only food bank in southwest Missouri, distributing more than 16.4 million meals annually to 270 nonprofit agencies.
Artists and community members came together last month for the most successful Empty Bowls yet. The fourth annual fundraiser raised $8,326, selling 300 handcrafted bowls donated by nearly 50 local artists.
To raise awareness and funds to fight this community issue, Ozarks Food Harvest and Panera Bread are partnering for the fourth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser.
Ozarks Food Harvest and iHeartMedia’s 19th annual Hungerthon wrapped up this morning collecting $135,209 for The Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program.
Ozarks Food Harvest and iHeartMedia’s 105.9 KGBX will kick off the 19th annual Hungerthon radio-thon tomorrow morning with a goal of raising $130,000 for the Weekend Backpack Program. This initiative gives more than 1,600 local children six nutritious meals to take home on the weekends, when hunger is more prevalent.
During Hunger Action Month, Ozarks Food Harvest encourages those in the Ozarks to take a stand against hunger. Events will be held throughout September to raise awareness and give opportunity for the community to take part in the local effort to solve hunger.
Volunteers harvested more than 12,500 pounds of locally grown produce so far this year through Ozarks Food Harvest’s Full Circle Gardens program, putting it on track for a record season.
Lucas Oil Speedway and KOLR 10 are offering free admission to the races in Wheatland on Saturday, July 29 when event-goers donate four nonperishable food items for Ozarks Food Harvest.
Ozarks Food Harvest distributed nearly 16.4 million meals last fiscal year, ending June 30, making it another record year for feeding those in need across the Ozarks.