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Support from Walmart allows for member agency growth

October 15, 2018 in Bart's Hope Notes

At Ozarks Food Harvest, we are always looking for opportunities to support our 270 member agencies. This network includes a variety of food pantries, shelters, senior centers and schools across southwest Missouri.

Many of these agencies are completely run by volunteers, and support from Ozarks Food Harvest is essential as they work hard
to provide food for those in need. A variety of generous grants allow us to equip our partners with the tools they need to provide meals for their hungry neighbors. With food insecurity remaining high in the Ozarks, the ability for agencies to distribute more food is critical.

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Community Partnerships Help Fight Hunger

October 14, 2018 in From Denise's Desk

Hunger Action Month is one of my favorite times of year at Ozarks Food Harvest. September is filled with community partnerships, food and fund drives and exciting events, all benefiting The Food Bank.

We were extremely blessed to partner with a variety of local businesses this year. Bambinos, The Coffee Ethic, Crave Cookie Dough, Farm 2 Counter, MaMa Jean’s and Neighbor’s Mill all donated proceeds from specific items to Ozarks Food Harvest.

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Advocate for Federal Nutrition Programs

October 12, 2018 in Charlie's Corner

Greetings from the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief!

As I’m writing this, Congress is currently ironing out the final details of the upcoming Farm Bill to be voted on by the House and the Senate.

For those who don’t know, the Farm Bill is the major food and farm legislation revisited by Congress every five years. The bill is vital to Ozarks Food Harvest because of how it influences federal nutrition program funding. Programs utilized at The Food Bank such as The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps) and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP or Senior Food box program) are all affected by this important piece of legislation.

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Empty Bowls 2018

Empty Bowls 2018

September 2, 2018 in Get Involved

Join us for the fifth annual Empty Bowls event! Ozarks Food Harvest and Panera Bread are raising awareness of hunger while supporting The Food Bank’s feeding programs. To participate, stop by Panera on Sept. 28 to make a donation and receive a ceramic or wooden bowl handcrafted by a local artist as well as a meal of soup and bread.

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