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Food helps families through holidays

December 15, 2016 in Harvest Time Newsletter

Help holidaysFor years, Michelle and her two kids lived on just $280 a month.

“There were a lot of times when we didn’t have a whole lot and were just trying to get by,” she said.

Even after qualifying for SNAP, or food stamps, the family still struggled to have enough every month for food. A single mom, Michelle isn’t able to work due to a disability.

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Vital Farms to donate 1 million eggs by 2016

Vital Farms to donate 1 million eggs by 2016

November 12, 2016 in Food Bank News

It is no secret that eggs are a nutritional source of protein.

However, sources of protein continue to remain on Ozarks Food Harvest’s list of most-needed items. For people with allergies, a jar of peanut butter is not an option and meat is not always available.

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Local student volunteers, learns lessons

Local student volunteers, learns lessons

October 28, 2016 in Volunteer Spotlight

A passion for helping others drove Amanda Kirkpatrick, a senior at Missouri State University, to major in elementary education.

However, it wasn’t until she volunteered at Ozarks Food Harvest that she realized the scope of what a teacher can do to help make a difference in the lives of students who are hungry.

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Denise Gibson: Annual campaign a success

October 10, 2016 in From Denise's Desk Harvest Time Newsletter

Denise 10Each fall, my team organizes Hunger Action Month, a 30-day campaign to encourage community members to take action against hunger.

Although the campaign takes a lot of planning and preparation, it makes it all worth it when I see how the community comes together to help its neighbors.

Hungerthon, our largest fundraiser of the year, raised $140,447. It was great to visit with so many long-time supporters of the event who continue to be motivated by our mission to help kids come back to school on Mondays with full stomachs.

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