On Saturday, May 12, local hunger heroes will help Stamp Out Hunger in the Ozarks by placing bags of nonperishable food items near their mailboxes. Throughout the day, letter carriers will pick up the bags and deliver them to Ozarks Food Harvest’s food pantries, which help hungry people across southwest Missouri.
Each year, Arvest Bank challenges bank associates, customers and community members to participate in raising funds and food donations to help feed neighbors in need.
Area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are true Hunger Heroes. For the past 29 years, the Scouts have been collecting food during their Scouting for Food drive, and this year they will do it again.
When the excitement from the holidays starts to fade, families still continue to struggle with hunger in our community. Unfortunately during this time, food and fund drives start to die down.
Springfield Public Schools will participate in Food Fight 2018, Ozarks Food Harvest’s 7th annual district-wide food drive competition, Jan. 15 – 31.
The National Association of Letter Carriers rallied the community to take action against hunger during the 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive on May 13. Springfield carriers collected 221,466 pounds of food to be distributed to those facing hunger in southwest Missouri.
Nearly 60 area grocery stores partnered with Ozarks Food Harvest for Check Out Hunger 2016, raising $45,482 to provide nearly 182,000 meals to people in need across southwest Missouri.
Arvest Bank is continuing its tradition of rallying the community to help its hungry neighbors in southwest Missouri through its annual campaign, 1 Million Meals.
Helping the community and being a Boy Scout go hand-in-hand.
Kurtis Grothoff, district executive for the Boy Scouts of America in Springfield and surrounding areas, sees the benefits from Scouts partnering with nonprofits to address pressing needs.