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COMING SOON: HUNGER ACTION MONTH

COMING SOON: HUNGER ACTION MONTH

August 30, 2022 in Get Involved

September is Hunger Action Month at The Food Bank. A thirty-day campaign devoted to hunger-relief education, awareness, and advocacy. All month long, community members and business partners help Ozarks Food Harvest bring attention to the issue of hunger in southwest Missouri.

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Willard FFA: Service and Excellence

Willard FFA: Service and Excellence

August 23, 2022 in Volunteer Spotlight

“Volunteering is at the heart of all FFA chapters,” James Asher shares. Asher is the National FFA sponsor in Willard, Missouri. “If you look across the state, or even on a national level, you’ll see FFA out there volunteering. We like to do a service-based project for the community; it brings out the best in our students.” In addition to other volunteer efforts, the chapter he leads gives an entire day of volunteering to Ozarks Food Harvest each month.

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A Generous Spirit

A Generous Spirit

July 28, 2022 in Volunteer Spotlight

Here’s a behind-the-scenes tidbit about the Volunteer Spotlight: during the interview, the volunteer is often asked for two words that describe themselves. People tend to be modest.

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The Price of Free Delivery

The Price of Free Delivery

July 11, 2022 in Charlie's Corner Harvest Time Newsletter

Ozarks Food Harvest is a big operation. It’s not just a food bank, it’s a hunger-relief network with 270 partner charities, eight direct relief programs, and volunteer gardens to grow fresh produce. Plus, it’s a mass food distribution system that covers 28 counties – over 20,000 square miles – and distributes 70% of the charitable food in the Ozarks.

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Teens at the Table

Teens at the Table

July 11, 2022 in Harvest Time Newsletter

Jerod Morey has a front row seat to the complicated world of teenagers and has witnessed how summer hunger, especially for teens, can be a struggle. “They want to be included and accepted, and they want to have a meal in front of them. Not everyone has those things.” Morey said.

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