The Good Samaritan food pantry and thrift stop in Lamar, MO has been serving Barton County since the early 1980s. Each week, the pantry distributes food and offers hope to families struggling with hunger.
Make this holiday season extra special by sending a note to families receiving food from our pantry partners. We’re grateful for you, and families in need are, too!
Giving Tuesday is just a few weeks away! You can help provide meals and hope for families facing hunger in the Ozarks by making a donation on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
After the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday pass, take a moment to give back to those in need. This day of global giving was created in 2012 to encourage people to do good.
If you would like to support Ozarks Food Harvest on Giving Tuesday, visit our donate page or make a donation through our Facebook fundraiser. We need your help to reach our goal of raising $15,000! And thanks to a gift from Feeding Missouri, every donation up to $5,000 will be matched. That means a five-dollar gift will help provide 40 meals!
Thank you for your continued support of hunger relief in the Ozarks, and happy holidays.
Gale Clithero started his volunteer journey six and a half years ago after retiring from his career as a high school math teacher. He was looking for something to do in his free time, and he stumbled upon Ozarks Food Harvest.
Springfield Public Schools will participate in Food Fight 2020, Ozarks Food Harvest’s 9th annual district-wide food drive competition, Jan. 13-24.
In 1998, five community-minded individuals started Central Crossing Senior Center with $50 and a dream. The center, owned and operated by Shell Knob Seniors, Inc., is dedicated to serving seniors in the community.
It may not sound like much, but every single dollar makes a difference. At Ozarks Food Harvest, just one dollar helps provide four meals, and 96 cents of every dollar goes directly toward feeding hungry children, families and seniors in the Ozarks.
Building environmental sustainability is becoming increasingly important for the long-term health of our planet, and creating a sustainable food system is a key part of that. Ozarks Food Harvest—and food banks across the country—are constantly doing everything they can to help craft that system and reduce food waste as much as possible.
In the small town of Waynesville, MO, working parents trust neighbor Mary to take care of their children while they work long hours. Mary makes sure the kids get to school on time after eating a healthy breakfast. After school, she picks the kids up and cooks dinner for them. In the summertime, Mary cares for the children throughout the day, too.
Twice a week, Kris Dreesen drives in from Fair Grove to spend her mornings sorting food for families facing hunger in the Ozarks. Her story with Ozarks Food Harvest began nearly 10 years ago when she was looking for a place to volunteer regularly.