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Tiny Steps Toward a Better World

Tiny Steps Toward a Better World

January 18, 2023 in Volunteer Spotlight

Mary Keidle makes the most of her retirement – hiking, kayaking, fishing, woodworking, gardening, playing the hand bells at church, and enjoying hot air balloon rides. She even learned the Japanese art form of kintsugi during her retirement. Kintsugi is the beautiful practice of restoring broken pottery with precious metals, making it more attractive than it was originally.

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Center City Christian Outreach: Hope in the Heart of Town

Center City Christian Outreach: Hope in the Heart of Town

December 27, 2022 in Agency Spotlight Uncategorized

“We had a family with three children coming in for the sack lunches we provide every afternoon. The father had lost his job during COVID, so they were all living in his pick-up truck with a camper shell. They came in for the meal, but we connected them with some resources. We helped them find housing and work.” That was the moment when Sheila Planer realized her work with Center City Christian Outreach was making a difference.

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Health Science Academy’s Hard-Working Helpers

Health Science Academy’s Hard-Working Helpers

December 21, 2022 in Volunteer Spotlight

The Health Science Academy has a unique way of educating its students. Every year, Springfield Public Schools partners with Mercy Hospital to educate 8th grade students in health and medical sciences and introduces them to career opportunities. “These kids are very ‘help-oriented’,” says Ryan O’Dell, the Health Science Academy teacher, “They’ve been bugging me all week to come to The Food Bank today.”

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Tax Credits for Giving!

Tax Credits for Giving!

November 22, 2022 in Food Bank News Major giving

Ozarks Food Harvest is once again the recipient of Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credits from the State of Missouri. NAP tax credits are available to any individual or business with State of Missouri business income, who has also made an unrestricted charitable donation to Ozarks Food Harvest.

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Year-End Donations and NAP Credits

Year-End Donations and NAP Credits

November 22, 2022 in From Denise's Desk Harvest Time Newsletter

I am thankful for every gift we receive from our generous donors throughout the year. These gifts provide so much more than food – they also give hope to families facing difficult situations. Right now, with the lingering effects of the pandemic on our economy, year-end gifts are more important to hunger relief than ever.

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