Tag: food pantry

Charlie O’Reilly: Stories of hunger help us understand the need

November 10, 2017 in Charlie's Corner

Greetings from the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief!

As supporters of Ozarks Food Harvest, we know about the urgent and daily needs of the people in our community who struggle with hunger. It’s heartbreaking and oftentimes unimaginable. For those of us who don’t have to make hard choices between paying for food and other basic necessities, understanding what this might feel like can be difficult.

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Pantries give hope, help to families

October 10, 2016 in Harvest Time Newsletter

cut-out-octoberNatalie and Ricky work hard to provide for themselves and their nine-month-old daughter. But sometimes there isn’t enough money to ensure there’s something to eat.

“I work two jobs, she’s a stay at home mom,” said Ricky. “With all the other expenses we have … a little help is needed. By the time I pay the rent and utilities and car insurance, we come up short on food often.”

Natalie and Ricky are able to get the food assistance they need at Crosslines, an Ozarks Food Harvest member pantry in Springfield.

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