The Food Bank’s Legacy of Hope Society offers planned giving opportunities to people who want to be a difference-maker in our community for future generations.
Economic uncertainty and inflation have been felt by thousands of households across the Ozarks. The pandemic is still very much a part
of our lives and continues to impact the economy and household budgets.
Again and again, I witness the importance of collaboration. As someone who grew up in this community, I recognize the hard work of countless leaders, volunteers and citizens who work to make our lives better.
The SeniorAge Center in Marshfield, MO serves nearly 100 meals a day and delivers food to 70 seniors each month, driving 600 miles across Webster, Wright and Laclede counties to make sure everyone has the food they need.
When Dave and Darien Harmer first heard about the Weekend Backpack Program, they knew it was a cause they wanted to support. With a son in high school, the issue felt personal.
After hearing about the Weekend Backpack Program on the radio during Ozarks Food Harvest’s annual Hungerthon, the Harmers realized this would be an opportunity to help local children while teaching their son, Matt, that food insecurity can affect anyone, even fellow classmates.
In the Ozarks, many households are just one unexpected misfortune away from difficult financial choices. Job loss, health issues, disasters, and numerous other setbacks can mean having to choose between paying the bills and buying groceries.
Food Fight is back! Springfield Public Schools will compete February 28 – March 11 for the title of Food Fight champ while raising meals for our neighbors facing hunger. Since 2011, Food Fight has helped provide more than 300,000 meals. We hope you’ll join the fight!
After volunteering with Ozarks Food Harvest for six years, Don Landon knows the impact that volunteering can have on everyone involved. During his time at The Food Bank, Don has found both fulfillment and lifelong friendships, and he now looks forward to his time here every week.
The holiday season brings with it a reminder that meals bring people together. Many people look forward to eating warm comfort foods and sharing side dishes.
The McClure family is a busy family of seven. With five children between the ages of 12 to 18, juggling sports, extracurricular activities, and careers means the McClures have a lot on their plates.