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Food helps families through holidays

December 15, 2016 in Harvest Time Newsletter

Help holidaysFor years, Michelle and her two kids lived on just $280 a month.

“There were a lot of times when we didn’t have a whole lot and were just trying to get by,” she said.

Even after qualifying for SNAP, or food stamps, the family still struggled to have enough every month for food. A single mom, Michelle isn’t able to work due to a disability.

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Denise Gibson: Annual campaign a success

October 10, 2016 in From Denise's Desk Harvest Time Newsletter

Denise 10Each fall, my team organizes Hunger Action Month, a 30-day campaign to encourage community members to take action against hunger.

Although the campaign takes a lot of planning and preparation, it makes it all worth it when I see how the community comes together to help its neighbors.

Hungerthon, our largest fundraiser of the year, raised $140,447. It was great to visit with so many long-time supporters of the event who continue to be motivated by our mission to help kids come back to school on Mondays with full stomachs.

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Bart Brown: SNAP fills in gap for seniors

October 10, 2016 in Bart's Hope Notes Harvest Time Newsletter

View More: http://twintownstudios.pass.us/ozark-food-harvestOzarks Food Harvest does more than supply food – it provides a network of hope to struggling children, families and seniors right here in our community.

Because we’re committed to providing a hand up, not simply a hand out, our network of 200 hunger-relief charities provide services like nutrition education, skills classes and even promoting job fairs and helping people sign up for SNAP, all in addition to food distribution.

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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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