By the end of next year, Ozarks Food Harvest plans to double its distribution center to meet the growing need for food assistance across southwest Missouri. The Ending Hunger, Building Hope capital campaign will add a 56,000 square-foot warehouse addition to The Food Bank’s current O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief in north Springfield.
Sen. Roy Blunt is visiting Ozarks Food Harvest, the only food bank serving southwest Missouri, the week following Christmas.
Ozarks Food Harvest is receiving a large donation of frozen chicken, thanks to Smart Chicken’s 14th annual Feed the Hungry campaign.
Twenty Springfield Public Schools and 13 partnering organizations battled this fall to win the sixth annual Food Fight competition to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest. Over 32,000 pounds of food and fund donations were collected.
Back in 1999, Kevin Howard and Liz Delany never imagined a new on-air fundraiser for Ozarks Food Harvest would be a success – let alone raise $1.66 million over the next 18 years.
Nearly sixty southwest Missouri grocery stores are teaming up with Ozarks Food Harvest to help Check Out Hunger for the Ozarks during the 18th annual fundraiser that began yesterday and continues until Dec. 31.
Forty-one pantries and eight feeding sites applied to receive the pass-through grants from Ozarks Food Harvest and Walmart. The agencies will have until March 1 to fundraise in their own communities to receive the dollar-for-dollar matching grant.
Ozarks Food Harvest received a large truckload of nonperishable food items this week, thanks to the ninth annual McDonald’s Cans for Coffee food drive that ended Sept. 25.
Artists and community members came together last Friday for the most successful Empty Bowls yet. The third annual fundraiser held at Panera Bread on South Campbell raised $7,440, selling all 220 handcrafted bowls donated by nearly 60 local artists.
Ozarks Food Harvest and Panera Bread are partnering for the third annual Empty Bowls to raise awareness and funds for the one in six adults and one in four kids who struggle with hunger right here in the Ozarks.