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Douglas County’s only food pantry serves hundreds each month

Douglas County’s only food pantry serves hundreds each month

August 12, 2019 in Agency Spotlight

As the only food pantry in Douglas County, Heart of the Hills in Ava serves more than 300 families a month. This agency—which is run primarily by volunteers—provides more than just food for people who are struggling to make ends meet. The agency also area assists residents with rent payments, insurance, and donations of hygiene items and clothing.

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The Reality of Summer Hunger

The Reality of Summer Hunger

July 7, 2019 in Charlie's Corner Harvest Time Newsletter

Hello from the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief!

Summertime is upon us. Children are enjoying long days spent playing baseball with their friends or swimming in the neighborhood pool. During this sunny, fun-filled season, parents try to keep their pantries and refrigerators stocked with extra meals and snacks for hungry kids.

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The Purpose of Feeding America Audits for Ozarks Food Harvest

The Purpose of Feeding America Audits for Ozarks Food Harvest

July 5, 2019 in Bart's Hope Notes Harvest Time Newsletter

As members of Feeding America, every food bank in the country is required to undergo a comprehensive audit every two to four years. It was Ozarks Food Harvest’s turn this spring. The process is designed to ensure we are checking all the boxes in our contract with Feeding America, and it helps us learn about how we can improve. It also gives us a chance to share our company culture and passion.

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