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Arvest fights hunger wih 1 million meals

Arvest fights hunger wih 1 million meals

July 12, 2017 in Food drive Get Involved

Arvest Bank held its seventh annual 1 Million Meals campaign to raise food and funds for those who struggle with hunger. This year’s campaign took place April 3 through June 3.

Springfield and Nixa branches supported Ozarks Food Harvest and collected $2,834 and 916 pounds of food to provide 12,100 meals to those in need.Read More

Support The Weekend Backpack Program

Support The Weekend Backpack Program

July 11, 2017 in Get Involved

The weekend should be a time for children to play and relax, but unfortunately there are kids right here in the Ozarks who worry about whether or not they will have food to eat at home on Saturday and Sunday.

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Artists: Make an impact through Empty Bowls

April 21, 2017 in Get Involved

Ozarks Food Harvest is partnering with Panera Bread for Empty Bowls 2017. The annual event, set for Sept. 29, raises awareness of hunger in southwest Missouri.

For a donation to OFH, event-goers receive soup, a baguette and art to take home. The creations, ranging from pottery to carved wood, are meant to serve as a reminder of the thousands of “empty bowls” found on dinner tables across the Ozarks each night.

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Denise Gibson: IRA gifts can make big impact

April 17, 2017 in From Denise's Desk Harvest Time Newsletter

Denise 10Have you heard of the great opportunity for those who are over age 70 1/2? You are able to make tax-free charitable gifts from your IRA to fulfill your minimum distribution requirement!

IRA tax-free charitable contributions have been a temporary feature of IRAs since 2006, but they have become permanent thanks to a 2015 appropriations bill. Now is a great time to take advantage of this opportunity to avoid being taxed on the minimum distribution requirement placed on those ages 70 1/2 and older.

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