Denise Gibson: OFH relies on monthly givers

February 12, 2017 in From Denise's Desk Harvest Time Newsletter

Denise 10Here at Ozarks Food Harvest, we rely on monthly supporters to help us provide over 15 million meals each year to our neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet.

This is why we created Harvest Circle, a special community of our dedicated donors who make monthly gifts to provide a steady stream of funds for The Food Bank.

Becoming a member of Harvest Circle is beneficial for donors and The Food Bank. One reason is for the sake of effectiveness. Your monthly commitment helps us plan ahead, budget efficiently and respond to needs.

By becoming a monthly donor, your commitment gives us assurance that we will have a steady stream of donations to help meet the growing need in our community. Your gifts will make an impact and allow us to serve more people struggling with hunger.

April, a 16-year-old, said, “We’re always short of money and sometimes we run out of food. My mom is bedridden, and my dad had to have back surgery and now he might need another surgery. If we didn’t get this food, it would be so hard.”

It’s our hope that encouraging donors to join Harvest Circle will help even more families like April’s. By making a monthly contribution of $50, you would provide a family of four with breakfast and dinner, plus after-school snacks for two children throughout the year.

For more information about joining Harvest Circle, a community of dedicated monthly supporters, email OFH’s Jennifer Sickinger.

We hope you will consider joining our important community of monthly donors. Thank you for your continued support!

Denise Gibson is the director of Development and Communication at Ozarks Food Harvest.