April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and we want to take a moment to recognize the important work volunteers do for The Food Bank.
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! Even though volunteer sessions have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19, we still want to recognize the important work these Hunger Heroes do for the community.
We strive to bring you the latest information and developments at The Food Bank. This page was originally published on 3/16/20 and most recently updated on 4/9/20.
Boy Scouts across the Ozarks need your help to collect food for families struggling with hunger.
Tom Carson has a heart for serving others. He’s been volunteering at Ozarks Food Harvest for nearly four years, but his passion for impacting the community began with his career in the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs.
The Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri has provided a safe, fun place for children to learn and grow for more than 60 years. Every day after school, kids ages 6 to 18 are welcomed into the club with open arms to get help with homework, have a warm meal, play games and so much more.
Help provide meals for food insecure families in the Ozarks by hosting a Lent Fish Drive!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this year’s Food Fight! Eighty-three schools and partners collected 22,777 pounds of food donations and $11,930 to help provide 66,614 meals.
On the third Tuesday of every month, nearly 200 food insecure individuals line up outside of Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church in Urbana to receive food assistance. Distribution days are an important day in the community—they allow food insecure families to put a meal on the table.
More than 40,000 seniors (age 60 and older) in the Ozarks struggle with the issue of hunger.