As part of its continuing leadership in the fight against hunger, The Kroger Co. launched Bringing Hope to the Table, on July 15 to support more than 85 food banks nationwide.
Ozarks Food Harvest, the only food bank serving 29 counties in southwest Missouri, recently welcomed six new members to its Board of Directors.
TelComm Credit Union Branch offices in Nixa and Republic will collect cash and non-perishable food items for Ozarks Food Harvest. TelComm Credit Union challenges all members and residents in Nixa and Republic to make food donations.
Ozarks Food Harvest’s participation in the 10th annual Feinstein Challenge, earned The Food Bank a $1,308 grant this month.
Ozarks Food Harvest and Alice@95.5 will host the 9th annual Hungerthon, a four day event to increase awareness about the surprising faces of hunger in the Ozarks, while raising money for the food bank’s distribution efforts and direct relief programs.
The Kresge Foundation of Troy, Michigan has awarded a challenge grant of $500,000 to Ozarks Food Harvest for the food bank’s “Compassion in Action” capital campaign to build a new $4.1 million food distribution warehouse in North Springfield.
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.