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Donate blood, help OFH through new program at CBCO

Donate blood, help OFH through new program at CBCO

January 5, 2015 in Donation drive

More than 250 people give blood in the Ozarks daily, and while every donation helps someone in need, a new program from the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks allows blood donors to make an even greater impact.

LifePoints Lift awards points to people every time they give blood. Those points, which have a cash value, can then be donated to one of ten LifePoints Lift partner agencies, including Ozarks Food Harvest.

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Support OFH during your workout

Support OFH during your workout

January 1, 2015 in Cause marketing

If you’re planning on making fitness a goal in 2015, consider walking, running or biking to support Ozarks Food Harvest through Charity Miles.

Charity Miles is an app available to iPhone and Android users that allows people to earn money for charity through exercise.

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Arvest’s 1 Million Meals campaign surpasses goal

Arvest’s 1 Million Meals campaign surpasses goal

December 23, 2014 in Donation drive

Arvest Bank collected nonperishable food items and monetary gifts for Ozarks Food Harvest during its fourth annual bank-wide 1 Million Meals campaign during September and November.

Banks in the Springfield and Nixa area collected 1,434 pounds of food and $4,484, while the Joplin-area banks donated 1,825 pounds and $8,565. This adds up to more than 68,000 meals.

School “Food Fight” breaks record

School “Food Fight” breaks record

December 8, 2014 in Food drive

Thirty-nine schools and 24 community partners battled in Ozarks Food Harvest’s fourth-annual school food drive competition, Food Fight, collecting 39,450 pounds of donations, or 32,875 meals — the most ever raised for this food drive.

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Empty Bowls serve as reminders

Empty Bowls serve as reminders

November 10, 2014 in Donation drive

Ozarks Food Harvest partnered with Panera Bread and local artists to raise $1,500 at last month’s Empty Bowls event.

This was the first time since 2003 OFH hosted the event, which offered a basic meal of soup and bread from Panera in exchange for cash donations.

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Cans for Coffee breaks Food Bank record

Cans for Coffee breaks Food Bank record

October 30, 2014 in Food drive

The seventh annual McDonald’s Cans for Coffee drive collected 45,000 pounds of food — the most ever raised by McDonald’s of the Ozarks. The food drive hadn’t brought in more than 36,000 pounds since 2011, and it surpassed this year’s goal of 30,000 pounds, the equivalent of 25,000 meals.

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