Eighty southwest Missouri grocery stores are teaming up with Ozarks Food Harvest to help Check Out Hunger across 28 counties during the 16th annual retail fundraiser.
Thirty-nine schools and 24 businesses and community partners battled in Ozarks Food Harvest’s fourth annual school food drive competition. Collecting 39,450 pounds of food, or 32,875 meals—the most ever raised during a non-disaster relief food drive.
Ozarks Food Harvest and Panera Bread are partnering together for Empty Bowls, an event offering a basic meal of soup and bread—and a bowl created by a local artist—in exchange for cash donations to the regional food bank.
McDonald’s locations across the Ozarks are collecting “cans for coffee” offering customers one free small coffee in exchange for a canned good for Ozarks Food Harvest.
Ozarks Food Harvest recently welcomed Tommy Wohlegemuth, James Wilson, Jill Reynolds and Krystal Russell to its now 17-member volunteer board of directors.
The General Mills’ Team Joplin Community Action Council presented a $10,000 grant from the General Mills Foundation to Ozarks Food Harvest to help support the Weekend Backpack Program.
Tea Bar & Bites Bakery and Café hosted an Apron Fashion Show, auctioning off donated hand-made or vintage aprons in a silent and live auction, to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest during Hunger Action Month.
After 16 years at the News-Leader, and 36 years as a journalist, Linda Leicht announced she was retiring from journalism last month and beginning a new career at the regional food bank.
Ozarkers can help bring $60,000 to southwest Missouri to feed more families in need simply by casting a vote for Ozarks Food Harvest.
Ozarks Food Harvest and Alice 95.5’s 16th annual radio-thon, Hungerthon, wrapped up at 10:30 this morning, collecting a grand total of $125,000 for The Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program. The program provides food insecure children with nutritious, child-friendly food items to take home over the weekends.