You’ve likely heard about and experienced the effects of the current supply chain crisis—it’s causing an increase in pricing and a shortage of goods in many areas, and we’re all feeling it.
As we celebrated the holidays last year, we had no idea that our community would be so dramatically impacted by the pandemic for a second holiday season.
Whether it’s a family of twelve, an elderly widow, or a homeless person, Helping Hands Ministry is there to serve its hungry neighbors.
Impressed. That is how Darlene Coatney describes her time working for West Central Missouri Community Action Agency in St. Clair County.
Take a moment to give back in the midst of the holiday season during #GivingTuesday!
Marilyn Corson started volunteering with Ozarks Food Harvest’s Glean Team the same month she retired, encouraging her husband, Jerry, to join her.
If you asked ten-year-old Chy what the effects of food insecurity are, she’d be able to tell you.
Improving federal child nutrition programs is one of the best ways to ensure children don’t go to bed hungry. This is important as an estimated 219,000 Missouri children face hunger in 2021.
As the only food bank in southwest Missouri, Ozarks Food Harvest is the primary source of food for a network of 270 hunger-relief organizations across 28 counties in Missouri. This means the network depends on the food they receive from us every month. We rely on them to distribute that food to the thousands of individuals facing hunger across the Ozarks. It is our job to supply the food, but we do a lot more.
Hunger Action Month is always an exciting time at the Food Bank. Each September, we partner with local businesses and ask them to take action against hunger. Whether they choose to host fund drives, offer special promotions or raise awareness through social media, our partners demonstrate a passion to Transform Hunger into Hope.