On the third Tuesday of every month, nearly 200 food insecure individuals line up outside of Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church in Urbana to receive food assistance. Distribution days are an important day in the community—they allow food insecure families to put a meal on the table.
More than 40,000 seniors (age 60 and older) in the Ozarks struggle with the issue of hunger.
As temperatures begin to dip below freezing in January and February, many of us resort to cuddling up by the fire and sipping hot chocolate. But for families living in poverty, colder days are accompanied by a fear of hunger.
Every Wednesday, Fabio Heredia can be found sorting food in Ozarks Food Harvest’s warehouse. He also volunteers at Crimson House—one of Ozarks Food Harvest’s food pantries—twice a month during distribution days. His friends at The Food Bank know him as hardworking, kind and passionate about Transforming Hunger into Hope.
In November and December, donors contributed financial gifts, local businesses hosted food and fund drives and new faces stepped into our volunteer center. There was an incredible outpouring of kindness and philanthropy during the holiday season throughout the Ozarks.
Childhood hunger is often talked about, but teenagers, who exist in the upper end of the age spectrum, are often overlooked.
Make a difference during National Canned Food Month this February.
The Food Bank is embarking on a new adventure for 2020! We will soon begin repacking dry products in our volunteer center.
Help provide meals for food insecure families in the Ozarks by hosting a Lent Fish Drive!
Every week day, seniors come through the doors of El Dorado Springs Senior Center to enjoy a hot meal, catch up with friends and play games.