Missouri State University is an important part of our community. And volunteering is an important part of the campus culture.
Ozarks Food Harvest is extremely thankful for every individual, foundation and business that contributed during the 23rd annual Hungerthon.
A woman experiencing homelessness came to Community Outreach Ministries in Bolivar for food assistance. She not only received the food she needed, but she also worked with a case manager to help pull herself out of homelessness.
Hunger Action Month is Ozarks Food Harvest’s annual advocacy and education campaign. Community members and business partners help The Food Bank bring attention to the issue of hunger in southwest Missouri.
During Dewayne Cossey’s first visit to The Food Bank, he read a testimonial on the volunteer bulletin board from a child who had been helped by Ozarks Food Harvest.
The Ozark County Food Pantry has a new facility, which has allowed it to provide nutritious food to even more families and individuals across its service area.
Have you ever wondered what happens to food that’s no longer viable for retail sales but is still safe to eat? Instead of letting it go to waste, Ozarks Food Harvest rescues the food and gives it to individuals and families experiencing hunger in southwest Missouri.
It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic changed life drastically. One area that’s been greatly affected is the opportunity for in-person volunteering. Missouri State University’s Sigma Phi Epsilon found it hard to serve until the fraternity discovered Ozarks Food Harvest.
As we see the community opening back up, The Food Bank’s volunteer program has welcomed back the folks who make the mission of ending hunger in the Ozarks possible. But that wasn’t the case at the beginning of the pandemic.
The future for our community looks bright. COVID-19 restrictions are decreasing, restaurants are opening to customers, and many of us are able to see friends and family for the first time in a year. There’s a lot to be hopeful for, but at Ozarks Food Harvest, we know the effects of COVID-19 will linger for the foreseeable future.