After 38 years at The Coca-Cola Company, Kim Burton retired. As she filled her days with cleaning and organizing her home, she quickly decided she wanted to do more. Lucky for us, Kim came to volunteer at The Food Bank and has been helping out since the end of 2019.
Fighting local hunger would not be possible without relationships with the community. The way The Food Bank achieves this is through cause marketing, or partnering with local businesses and organizations. These partnerships offer fundraising opportunities and raise awareness about the issue of hunger.
A key goal of The Independent Living Center (TILC) is self-reliance. The center supports individuals with disabilities in the Ozarks and hopes to give them lives of greater independence.
Are you looking for an activity for the whole family? Do you want to support your community during this hard time? Head to Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday, July 25, to see dirt racing and make an impact on local hunger.
Every school year, more than 1,600 at-risk children in the Ozarks receive food through our Weekend Backpack Program. After classes were canceled, we worked closely with our school partners to ensure that these children would continue to receive weekend meals.
The last few months have been quite challenging for our communities here in the Ozarks. Our friends and neighbors—many who have never been in need of food assistance before—have struggled to stay afloat.
Kathryn is passionate about education and has served as a full-time substitute teacher in the Ozarks for several years.
Before Emily Tompkins spent her days sorting food at Ozarks Food Harvest and helping out at our garden in Rogersville, she worked at a title company and a local restaurant. The coronavirus left Emily without a job and left The Food Bank without volunteers.
There’s still a tremendous amount of uncertainty about how COVID-19 will affect our economies and communities in the long run. We’ve already seen the immediate effects: people furloughed or laid off from their jobs, permanent closures of businesses, shortages of food items, supply chain backups, school closures, the increased need for food assistance and so much more.
We’re excited to share that Ozarks Food Harvest’s volunteer program will resume on Monday, July 6! Thank you so much for your patience throughout this process.