Partnerships fight hunger and raise awareness during Hunger Action Month

Partnerships fight hunger and raise awareness during Hunger Action Month

October 1, 2021 in From Denise's Desk Harvest Time Newsletter

Hunger Action Month is always an exciting time at the Food Bank. Each September, we partner with local businesses and ask them to take action against hunger. Whether they choose to host fund drives, offer special promotions or raise awareness through social media, our partners demonstrate a passion to Transform Hunger into Hope.

This year, local restaurants and breweries generously donated proceeds from specific items. Partners included 4 By 4 Brewing Company, Best of Luck Beer Hall, Cherry Picker Package x Fare, The Coffee Ethic, Golden Girl Rum Club, Hold Fast Brewing, Mama Jean’s, McDonald’s, Mother’s Brewing Company, Neighbor’s Mill, and Secret Sandwich Shop.

Throughout the month, Central Bank of the Ozarks, Hy-Vee, Gold Mountain and Smithfield Foods hosted fund drives across the Springfield area. Ozarks Food Harvest also partnered with Tea Bar & Bites Café for the Apron Fashion Show and with Panera Bread for Empty Bowls.

This year, we had more partners than ever before, raising more awareness and furthering our mission beyond the month of September. So many of you visited these local businesses, donated to fund drives and participated in events. Whether it was a cup of coffee and a pumpkin muffin, or perhaps a cold beverage and a sandwich, every little bit made a difference.

I’m so proud of this community, its generosity, and its belief in our mission. I want to thank the thousands of business and restaurant owners, employees, and customers who recognized the continued need in the community for food assistance and participated in this year’s Hunger Action Month.

We partner with local businesses to raise funds and awareness all year long. If you would like to start a partnership with The Food Bank, just give us a call.