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Denise Gibson: Food Bank debuts new site

April 30, 2015 in From Denise's Desk Harvest Time Newsletter

After nearly a year of work by Food Bank staff, I’m thrilled to announce the unveiling of a new Ozarks Food Harvest website.

Not only does the site have an improved look, but it’s also designed with you in mind. The homepage immediately grabs your attention with a looped video of our distribution center, giving you a behind the scenes look at OFH.

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Charlie O’Reilly: Award highlights The Food Bank’s good work

April 30, 2015 in Charlie's Corner Harvest Time Newsletter

Greetings from the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief! I’m pleased to share with you the good news The Food Bank received last month — for the third consecutive year, Ozarks Food Harvest was awarded the highest possible rating from Charity Navigator.

Only 12 percent of charities in the country have received four star ratings for three consecutive years. This honor comes from the leading nonprofit corporation that evaluates charities across the country.

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Five Pound Apparel announces partnership with The Food Bank

Five Pound Apparel announces partnership with The Food Bank

April 20, 2015 in Cause marketing

Five Pound Apparel and Ozarks Food Harvest began a new partnership this week, both online at 5poundapparel.com and in stores.

For every T-shirt sold, 5 Pound Apparel will provide a donation to Ozarks Food Harvest to purchase five pounds of food. Children, families and seniors struggling with hunger across southwest Missouri will benefit from the partnership. This is not the first time the local retailer has raised funds for Ozarks Food Harvest, but this new initiative will provide year-round support for those in need.

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Area farmers donate 150,000 eggs

Area farmers donate 150,000 eggs

March 25, 2015 in Major giving

Just in time for Easter, Ozarks Food Harvest received a donation of 151,200 eggs from Opal Foods, headquartered in Neosho. The Food Bank has received half a million eggs from Opal Foods since the partnership began in 2008.

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Musgrave Foundation gifts $120,000 to agencies

Musgrave Foundation gifts $120,000 to agencies

March 10, 2015 in Major giving

The Musgrave Foundation granted a total of $120,000 to select Ozarks Food Harvest partners in February. The funding will be utilized for food for local hunger-relief efforts. The regional food bank, the umbrella organization of more than 200 pantries and programs, will leverage the $120,000 to $1.2 million in food distribution.

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Help Scouts with annual drive

Help Scouts with annual drive

March 9, 2015 in Food drive

Area Boy Scouts will go door-to-door to collect nonperishable food items for Ozarks Food Harvest beginning March 14. The 26th annual Scouting for Food drive will wrap-up with a one-day collection at Walmart Supercenter locations in Springfield, Ozark and Joplin.

Community members can either donate in grocery sacks left on their door, or donors can give at a local Walmart on March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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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.