The 25th annual Hungerthon was a success, raising $252,900, which will provide 703 children with nutritious meals and snacks every weekend of the school year!
Ozarks Food Harvest and iHeartRadio Springfield’s 25th annual Hungerthon wrapped up this afternoon, collecting $252,900 for The Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program. Community members and businesses came together for this four-day event to provide 703 kids facing hunger with nutritious meals every weekend of the school year.
Ozarks Food Harvest and iHeartRadio Springfield will kick off the 25th annual Hungerthon radio-thon Friday morning with the goal of raising $250,000 to sponsor 700 children for The Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program. This program provides more than 1,700 local children with six nutritious meals each weekend throughout the school year.
When the school bell rings on Friday afternoon, one in seven children in southwest Missouri are not looking forward to a break – they’re dreading a weekend without food. Through the Weekend Backpack Program, children can rest assured that they will have meals to last the weekend.
If you, or someone you love, are looking for ways to make a difference for future generations, Ozarks Food Harvest offers planned giving opportunities. A planned gift allows you to extend your charitable giving beyond your lifetime and make a difference for families like Ricky and Natalie’s.
I am thankful for every gift we receive from our generous donors throughout the year. These gifts provide so much more than food – they also give hope to families facing difficult situations. Right now, with the lingering effects of the pandemic on our economy, year-end gifts are more important to hunger relief than ever.
Hunger Action Month is one of the most exciting times of the year at Ozarks Food Harvest. Each September, we work together with local businesses and organizations and ask them to take action against hunger and support the Weekend Backpack Program.
Community members and businesses across the Ozarks came together last month to provide 451 at-risk kids with nutritious meals every weekend of the school year.
Ozarks Food Harvest and iHeartMedia’s 19th annual Hungerthon collected $135,209 for The Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program.
Back in 1999, Kevin Howard and Liz Delany never imagined a new on-air fundraiser for Ozarks Food Harvest would be a success – let alone raise $1.66 million over the next 18 years.
Ozarks Food Harvest and iHeartMedia’s 18th annual radio-thon, Hungerthon, collected a record-breaking $140,447 for the Weekend Backpack Program. The initiative provides 1,668 food insecure children with nutritious food to take home over the weekends, when school meals aren’t available and many kids go hungry.