Join Ozarks Food Harvest this September to take action against hunger. Whether it’s raising awareness, volunteering or donating, there are fun and easy ways to make a difference for our neighbors in need.
On Sept. 14, Ozarks Food Harvest is encouraging community members to wear orange to bring visibility to the issue of hunger in southwest Missouri.
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.
This year during Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month, Ozarks Food Harvest will celebrate by holding events throughout the month of September to raise awareness of hunger issues in the Ozarks. Locally, one in six adults and one in four children are food insecure, which means they may not know where their next meal is coming from. More than 260,000 people in southwest Missouri receive food from The Food Bank every year.
Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign throughout September designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger and join the movement to help end hunger for the 49 million Americans who struggle.
Check out the 30 ways in 30 days calendar below to find out all the amazing ways you can help fight hunger this September!