OFH asks public to participate in Fish Drive

OFH asks public to participate in Fish Drive

January 19, 2016 in Food drive

Ozarks Food Harvest is encouraging churches, schools, businesses or any interested group to participate in the second annual community Fish Drive during Lent, Feb. 10 to March 24.

In 2015, the idea was implemented to ask the community to go fishing for its neighbors in need throughout the Lent season by collecting canned and pouched fish for Ozarks Food Harvest.

Food Bank staff thought this type of drive targeting a nutritious food item would be a creative way for many Lenten observers to put their faith into action and help someone in need.

One in four people in the Ozarks are served by The Food Bank’s network of hunger-relief agencies and high-protein donations are a frequently requested item.

Any group or organization can collect fish for the hungry during Lent by asking congregations, employees, students, friends and family to donate fish in cans or pouches.

Supplies such as posters, barrels, boxes and digital promotion images will be provided to participating organizations free of charge.

At the end of the drive, there are three ways to get the fish to those who are hungry:

  1. Ozarks Food Harvest will pick up the food, weigh the collection and distribute it to its 200 hunger-relief agencies throughout 28 southwest Missouri counties
  2. Organizations can deliver its collection to The Food Bank
  3. If the organization has a pantry it partners with, weigh the collection and let OFH know how many pounds were collected — then keep the harvest for the pantry it serves

Register your group for this drive today by contacting Christy Claybaker at


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