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Summer Food: More than Just a Meal

Summer Food: More than Just a Meal

July 24, 2023 in Harvest Time Newsletter

Of the people served by Ozarks Food Harvest’s hunger-relief network, one-third live in a household with children. So many of these children rely on nutritious school meals that help them learn, grow, and play, but what happens when school lets out for the summer?

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Helping Men Recover and Thrive in Neosho

Helping Men Recover and Thrive in Neosho

July 11, 2023 in Agency Spotlight

Substance abuse and addiction affects every part of a person’s life, from relationships, to finances, and even poor nutrition. It’s a tough cycle to break alone. When men are ready to seek help, Adult & Teen Challenge of the Four States in Neosho is there to offer support and education for men to recover and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

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An Opportunity to Make a Difference

An Opportunity to Make a Difference

July 6, 2023 in Volunteer Spotlight

“Something has to be a catalyst in life for change. We have control to make that step of change,” says Teresa Fairbanks. For Teresa, a DUI was the catalyst that brought her to volunteer at Ozarks Food Harvest, but it did so much more than that. It reignited her passion to make a difference in her community and home.

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Giving Hope to Seniors in Rural Missouri

Giving Hope to Seniors in Rural Missouri

June 6, 2023 in Agency Spotlight

For seniors in rural Missouri, greater travel distances make rituals we take for granted, like trips to the grocery store or dinner with friends, a challenge. But the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Region X is making sure seniors in one of Missouri’s most rural areas maintain the healthy and joyful quality of life they’ve earned.

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St. Susanne’s Food Pantry Makes Sure Neighbors Don’t Go Hungry

St. Susanne’s Food Pantry Makes Sure Neighbors Don’t Go Hungry

April 15, 2023 in Agency Spotlight

Across Ozarks Food Harvest’s service area, more than 50 percent of households rely on food pantries for at least half of their grocery needs. That kind of need is met in large part through the commitment and compassion in our network of community and faith-based charities. In Lawrence County, St. Susanne’s Food Pantry works diligently to make sure their neighbors don’t go hungry.

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Volunteer Serves Nearly 500 Hours in One Year

Volunteer Serves Nearly 500 Hours in One Year

April 14, 2023 in Volunteer Spotlight

For those who meet Cindy McDonough, she’s hard to forget. Her outgoing personality and infectious humor are evident during the volunteer sessions she attends, and it’s clear she’s not afraid to work hard to help her community. The proof is in the number of hours she’s volunteered with Ozarks Food Harvest. As of now, Cindy has given nearly 1,500 hours of her time since 2019. In 2022, she served more time than any other volunteer, with 494 hours in just one year!

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