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.
Ozarks Food Harvest received high-marks on its food safety inspection from AIB International last month. For six years, southwest Missouri’s only regional food bank has held this superior food safety certification.
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.