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Creating sustainable change in Dent County

Creating sustainable change in Dent County

March 17, 2021 in Agency Spotlight

Shepherd’s Nook Food Pantry has served families facing hunger in Dent County for 20 years. The community-based project is supported by multiple churches and businesses in the area, and everyone involved is passionate about creating sustainable change.

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Working hard for hunger relief

Working hard for hunger relief

March 2, 2021 in Volunteer Spotlight

When Kenny arrives at Ozarks Food Harvest for his volunteer shifts every week, he’s ready to get to work. Kenny is diligent, thorough and focused as he sorts and packs food for families facing hunger in our volunteer center.

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Give Ozarks Day Returns March 24

Give Ozarks Day Returns March 24

March 1, 2021 in Food Bank News

Many of our friends and neighbors are still working hard to recover from the financial impacts of COVID-19, and thousands of people in southwest Missouri aren’t sure where their next meal will come from.

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Encouraging families in Licking

Encouraging families in Licking

February 4, 2021 in Agency Spotlight

Volunteers at the United Community Help Center have been helping and encouraging people in Licking for many years. The food pantry serves about 120 families each month with USDA food provided by Ozarks Food Harvest, and they also provide emergency food assistance as needed. The organization also houses a thrift store.

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Finding hope through hardship

Finding hope through hardship

February 3, 2021 in Harvest Time Newsletter

Several years ago, Jeff and his wife Margaret joined the Reaching Independence through Support and Education (RISE) program through the Drew Lewis Foundation. RISE originated with the Northwest Project, a fiveyear campaign to pilot anti-poverty strategies in Springfield neighborhoods. The couple had been living in survival mode, feeling overwhelmed by the bills that remained unpaid at the end of every month.

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