We distribute food and funds to 270 nonprofits monthly, WHILE OPERATING several ADDITIONAL programS
Ozarks Food Harvest receives, processes and distributes enough food for nearly 1.4 million meals each month. That’s enough food to fill 67 semi-trucks, carrying $2.5 million worth of groceries to a network of 270 charities, and that’s every month. The majority of the food received at the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief, the home of Ozarks Food Harvest, is donated. These donations are inspected and repacked by about 3,000 volunteers each year. Last year, The Food Bank infused more than $36.8 million into the Ozarks’ economy, making Ozarks Food Harvest the largest umbrella charity in southwest Missouri, providing the most resources to nonprofits in the region.
The Food Bank also offers six feeding programs and two additional donation programs, beyond food distribution for a network of partners across 28 counties.
Semi-trucks of food
valued at $2.5 million are distributed monthly
Infused into the Ozarks
by Ozarks Food Harvest each and every year, and it's growing
work together to Transform Hunger into Hope
The Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program provides food insecure children with a bag of nutritious, child-friendly food for them to take home over the weekends, when they might otherwise go hungry.Read More
During the school year, The Food Bank's After-School Program provides nutritious meals and snacks to children who would otherwise go home to an empty dinner plate.Read More
Children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals during the school year are also at risk of hunger during the summer months.Read More
Mobile Food Pantry
Ozarks Food Harvest's pantry on wheels delivers bulk loads of food to central locations in rural areas, or to member food pantries that do not have adequate freezer or cooler space.Read More
Supplementing the diets of low-income seniors with nutritious USDA food at 33 locations across the Ozarks, this program provides more than 3,600 eligible seniors with healthy food through senior centers, churches and pantries.Read More
Ozarks Food Harvest conducts SNAP, or food stamp, outreach across 28 Missouri counties to educate those who are eligible to receive benefits about the application process.Read More