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Special education teacher devotes her summer to giving back

Special education teacher devotes her summer to giving back

August 11, 2017 in Volunteer Spotlight

Special education teacher Libbey McDaniel has spent multiple days a week volunteering at Ozarks Food Harvest this summer.

As a teacher for 21 years, McDaniel has seen firsthand the need for food assistance as some of her students have received help through the Weekend Backpack Program. She wanted to find some way to give back and put her compassion into action outside of the classroom.

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Garden seeks volunteers

Garden seeks volunteers

July 24, 2017 in Get Involved

This growing season has been off to a great start for Ozarks Food Harvest’s Full Circle Gardens program. So far, Glean Team volunteers have harvested 2,010 pounds of produce from Ozarks Food Harvest’s garden, and nearly 1,900 pounds of produce from Second Baptist’s Victory Garden.

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Bart Brown: SNAP benefits are essential

July 20, 2017 in Bart's Hope Notes

At Ozarks Food Harvest, we have the vital task of being a voice for those in need.

Our neighbors who worry about putting food on the table for their families often don’t find themselves having a platform to reach thousands of people. But because we do, it’s essential for us to use it to do some good in the lives of those who are most vulnerable.

 

 

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Day of Caring donors provide 68K meals

Day of Caring donors provide 68K meals

July 12, 2017 in Food drive

Once a year, around 2,300 volunteers from businesses and organizations across the Ozarks take time out of their work day to help more than 100 nonprofits during United Way’s Day of Caring.

The day of giving back, now 25 years old, took place this year on June 22. Ozarks Food Harvest was honored to have 381 volunteers. By the end of the day, they donated 630 hours to provide over 68,600 meals to children, families and seniors in the Ozarks.

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Arvest fights hunger wih 1 million meals

Arvest fights hunger wih 1 million meals

July 12, 2017 in Food drive Get Involved

Arvest Bank held its seventh annual 1 Million Meals campaign to raise food and funds for those who struggle with hunger. This year’s campaign took place April 3 through June 3.

Springfield and Nixa branches supported Ozarks Food Harvest and collected $2,834 and 916 pounds of food to provide 12,100 meals to those in need.Read More

Support The Weekend Backpack Program

Support The Weekend Backpack Program

July 11, 2017 in Get Involved

The weekend should be a time for children to play and relax, but unfortunately there are kids right here in the Ozarks who worry about whether or not they will have food to eat at home on Saturday and Sunday.

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