Ozarks Food Harvest and Charlie and Mary Beth O’Reilly and family will hold a press conference in the warehouse of Ozarks Food Harvest Tuesday morning to announce a major milestone in the food bank’s 23 year history.
Panera Bread of Springfield will host its inaugural Hunger Run, a five mile run/one mile walk to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest.
The local affiliate of Missouri’s largest motorcycle rights organization, Freedom of Road Riders, raised $2,265 at its 80 mile benefit motorcycle ride on March 25 to support Ozarks Food Harvest’s Food for Thought childhood hunger assistance program.
Ozarks Food Harvest is participating in the tenth annual Feinstein Challenge March 1 – April 30, 2007, to receive a share of $1 million given away by Rhode Island philanthropist Alan Feinstein of the Feinstein Foundation.
For 18 years, Ozarks Boy Scouts have conducted the Scouting for Food food drive, which collects more than 10,000 pounds of food annually for Ozarks Food Harvest.
Ozarks Food Harvest will participate in the tenth annual Feinstein Challenge March 1 – April 30, 2007, to receive a share of $1 million.
More than 70 southwest Missouri Boy Scout troops will collect food donations from community neighborhoods on Saturday, March 10, 2007, to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest and thousands of hungry people in the Ozarks.
Walgreens in Springfield, Branson, Nixa, Ozark, Republic and Lebanon are placing food donation barrels in stores, to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest after the recent ice storms and demand for emergency food assistance.
Ozarks Food Harvest, the only food bank serving 29 counties in Southwest Missouri, shipped more than half a million pounds of food in the two weeks following the ice storms that devastated communities across the Ozarks.
For the eighth consecutive year, the Presley family of Presleys’ Country Jubilee is sponsoring Ozarks Food Harvest’s after-school feeding program, Kids Cafe®, which feeds 900 children per night, five nights a week in 16 locations across the Ozarks.