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Bart Brown: SNAP fills in gap for seniors

October 10, 2016 in Bart's Hope Notes Harvest Time Newsletter

View More: http://twintownstudios.pass.us/ozark-food-harvestOzarks Food Harvest does more than supply food – it provides a network of hope to struggling children, families and seniors right here in our community.

Because we’re committed to providing a hand up, not simply a hand out, our network of 200 hunger-relief charities provide services like nutrition education, skills classes and even promoting job fairs and helping people sign up for SNAP, all in addition to food distribution.

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Pantries give hope, help to families

October 10, 2016 in Harvest Time Newsletter

cut-out-octoberNatalie and Ricky work hard to provide for themselves and their nine-month-old daughter. But sometimes there isn’t enough money to ensure there’s something to eat.

“I work two jobs, she’s a stay at home mom,” said Ricky. “With all the other expenses we have … a little help is needed. By the time I pay the rent and utilities and car insurance, we come up short on food often.”

Natalie and Ricky are able to get the food assistance they need at Crosslines, an Ozarks Food Harvest member pantry in Springfield.

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Empty Bowls sets record

Empty Bowls sets record

October 10, 2016 in Harvest Time Newsletter

Artists and community members came together this September for the most successful Empty Bowls yet. The third annual fundraiser held at Panera Bread raised $7,440, selling all 220 handcrafted bowls donated by nearly 60 local artists.

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