Tag: Ozarks Food Harvest

Artists: Make an impact through Empty Bowls

April 21, 2017 in Get Involved

Ozarks Food Harvest is partnering with Panera Bread for Empty Bowls 2017. The annual event, set for Sept. 29, raises awareness of hunger in southwest Missouri.

For a donation to OFH, event-goers receive soup, a baguette and art to take home. The creations, ranging from pottery to carved wood, are meant to serve as a reminder of the thousands of “empty bowls” found on dinner tables across the Ozarks each night.

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Local student volunteers, learns lessons

Local student volunteers, learns lessons

October 28, 2016 in Volunteer Spotlight

A passion for helping others drove Amanda Kirkpatrick, a senior at Missouri State University, to major in elementary education.

However, it wasn’t until she volunteered at Ozarks Food Harvest that she realized the scope of what a teacher can do to help make a difference in the lives of students who are hungry.

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Empty Bowls sets record

Empty Bowls sets record

October 10, 2016 in Harvest Time Newsletter

Artists and community members came together this September for the most successful Empty Bowls yet. The third annual fundraiser held at Panera Bread raised $7,440, selling all 220 handcrafted bowls donated by nearly 60 local artists.

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Denise Gibson: Supporters raise awareness

July 27, 2016 in From Denise's Desk Harvest Time Newsletter

Denise 10Thirty-eight-year-old Amy often worries if she’ll have enough food to feed her kids.

“As a single parent it’s a struggle to provide to my four children,” she shared. “Sometimes it’s more difficult to provide for my kids during the summer months. I just work more to make up for the difference, but that’s hard on my family, too.”

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Charlie O’Reilly: Report highlights good work at ofh

April 20, 2016 in Charlie's Corner

Charlie's Corner3Greetings from the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief!

Each spring, the team at Ozarks Food Harvest produces an honor roll of donors and annual report that highlights the great work made possible by the many loyal supporters of The Food Bank.

I’ll share with you just some of the highlights that I enjoyed reading, but please pick up a copy of your own at Ozarks Food Harvest or read it online.

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Bart Brown: Giving motivated by need, personal stories

April 20, 2016 in Bart's Hope Notes

View More: http://twintownstudios.pass.us/ozark-food-harvestOzarks Food Harvest’s donors are simply incredible. We could not do what we do without you. Your care for the Ozarks and those who are struggling with hunger is unmatched.

I know that each gift of yourself and your treasure to The Food Bank is a sacrifice. You are choosing to spend your valuable time and hard-earned dollars helping others. I hope you know how thankful we are.

Here at Ozarks Food Harvest, we wanted to learn more about what makes you want to give and why you are concerned for your struggling neighbors.

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Veteran continues service by volunteering

Veteran continues service by volunteering

April 5, 2016 in Volunteer Spotlight

Jacob Waggoner went straight from high school to serving his country, and today he continues his service at home by helping to feed his hungry neighbors.

After retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps, Waggoner moved to Springfield to attend college at Missouri State University. That’s when he learned that thousands of people in the Ozarks struggle with hunger.

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