More than 70 local grocery and convenience stores are participating in Ozarks Food Harvest’s annual Check Out Hunger campaign to help feed the hungry in southwest Missouri this holiday season.
The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Drury University collected 6,600 pounds of food for Ozarks Food Harvest on Saturday and raised more than $10,000 for the food bank.
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity of Drury University is hosting its 15th annual North American Food Drive in Springfield neighborhoods and will be gathering and loading the collected food into an Ozarks Food Harvest truck tomorrow at 1345 N. Jefferson.
Ozarks Food Harvest’s Mobile Food Pantry program was chosen as one of only two Rotary projects in the country being profiled for Rotary International’s Video Magazine.
The Springfield-Greene County Parks and Recreation Board announced its annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk, will again collect nonperishable food items for Ozarks Food Harvest .
Local Steak ‘n Shake restaurants will be making a donation of a steakburger patty to Ozarks Food Harvest for every $5 in gift cards sold, Nov. 1 through Dec. 24.
Female Leaders in Philanthropy (FLiP), a United Way initiative, will hold a press conference to announce the future of the group’s Hunger Hurts Kids campaign to raise money for Ozarks Food Harvest’s backpack program.
Hunters who would like to donate their excess venison this hunting season can take it to an approved meat processor, which will then package the meat and take it to a hunger relief agency such as Ozarks Food Harvest for distribution.
Next week marks National Food Bank Week recognizing food banks across the country for addressing the issue of hunger in America.
Ozarks Food Harvest received a $30,430 gift from Community Foundation of the Ozarks this month to help support the food bank’s fastest growing program, Food for Thought.