Twelve local Wal-Marts are holding food drives from May 1 through May 31 for Ozarks Food Harvest, the only food bank serving 29 Ozarks counties.
The Nixa Freedom of Road Riders chapter is hosting the second annual 70 mile Benefit Motorcycle Ride on March 30 to raise money for Ozarks Food Harvest’s children’s weekend backpack feeding program, Food for Thought.
Ozarks Harvesting Hope, a part of the national Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign, has formed in Southwest Missouri. It is a volunteer-led, people-helping-people program based on the generosity of gardeners who care enough to plant a little extra in their gardens to be donated to those in need.
Panera Bread of Springfield will host the second annual Hunger Run, an 8K run and one mile run or walk, to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest.
The 14th annual Cowboy Classic pro rodeo will again collect food for Ozarks Food Harvest. Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the event.
Ozarks Food Harvest and its network of member organizations will join the five other Missouri food banks and hunger relief representatives from across the state in Jefferson City on Thursday.
Missouri State University Greek Community extended their philanthropist efforts to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest on February 26, 2006.
Southwest Missouri Boy Scout and Cub Scout units are collecting food donations from community neighborhoods and bringing them to Ozarks Food Harvest’s warehouse.
Reality television is helping get food to hungry children across the Ozarks. Ozarks Food Harvest was awarded a $17,397.79 grant this month for its Summer Food Service Program from money raised during two episodes of “American Idol” on FOX television.
Local artists are creating hand-painted items for Ozarks Food Harvest’s “The Art of Ending Hunger” benefit auction on Saturday, March 29 at Patton Alley Pub.