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Building a sustainable food system

Building a sustainable food system

October 4, 2019 in Charlie's Corner Harvest Time Newsletter

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.

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Food Pantry Brings Hope to Neighborhood

Food Pantry Brings Hope to Neighborhood

October 3, 2019 in Harvest Time Newsletter

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.

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Partnerships Fight Hunger and Raise Awareness during Hunger Action Month

Partnerships Fight Hunger and Raise Awareness during Hunger Action Month

October 1, 2019 in From Denise's Desk Harvest Time Newsletter

Hunger Action Month is always an exciting time at The Food Bank, and this year was no exception. Each September, we partner with local businesses and ask them to take action against hunger. Whether they choose to host food drives, donate funds or raise awareness through social media, our partners demonstrate passion for Ozarks Food Harvest’s mission of Transforming Hunger into Hope.

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21st annual Hungerthon raises $156,564 for Weekend Backpack Program

21st annual Hungerthon raises $156,564 for Weekend Backpack Program

September 9, 2019 in Food Bank News

Ozarks Food Harvest and iHeartMedia’s 21st annual Hungerthon wrapped up on Sept. 9, collecting $156,564 for the Weekend Backpack Program. The initiative provides more than 1,600 food-insecure children with food to take home every Friday throughout the entire school year. One in five children in southwest Missouri struggle with hunger, especially on the weekends when school meals aren’t available.

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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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