On September 28th, the White House held The Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health – the first event of its kind in more than 50 years. The conference of policymakers, business leaders, health activists, and medical professionals came at a time of steep inflation and rising food prices. The Biden-Harris administration released an ambitious national goal to end hunger by 2030.
Take a moment to give back in the midst of the holiday season during #GivingTuesday!
One in five children and one in six adults in the Ozarks are food insecure, meaning they aren’t sure where their next meal will come from, and even more families are facing food insecurities because of inflation and high food prices.
Your gift this #GivingTuesday can make a huge difference for your neighbors who might not be able to put a meal on the family table this holiday season.
Your donation will make a big difference, as one dollar can help provide four meals. Help us reach our $60,000 goal by making a donation through our website or on Facebook on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Donations up to $15,000 will be doubled, thanks to a match from A-1 Guarantee Roofing, American National and Feeding Missouri.
Thank you for helping us support families across the Ozarks!
Cali Pettijohn has a fascinating job. Since 2008, she’s been immersing students from other countries in the American experience and teaching them English. She works for Missouri State University’s English Language Institute, and her students recently volunteered with Ozarks Food Harvest.
For the first time in two years, the need for food assistance has spiked back to pandemic levels highs because of the lingering effects of COVID-19. Now, families, businesses, and charities across the Ozarks suffer from inflation, high food prices, and the increased cost of living.
Ozarks Food Harvest took several opportunities to invest in our community over the past fiscal year, which ran from July 2021 to June 2022. I want to take a moment to reflect on what we were able to accomplish with your partnership.
Hunger Action Month is one of the most exciting times of the year at Ozarks Food Harvest. Each September, we work together with local businesses and organizations and ask them to take action against hunger and support the Weekend Backpack Program.