Each April, nonprofits across the country take the time to recognize the amazing work of their volunteers for National Volunteer Month.
Coletta Dudenhoeffer always felt like she wanted to be a part of something bigger. When she found out the devastating news that one in five kids in southwest Missouri are food insecure, she knew she needed to do something.
Here at The Food Bank, we make an effort to provide different volunteer opportunities at times that will fit nearly any schedule.
Husband and wife duo Cindy and Mike McKnelly bring energy to Ozarks Food Harvest when they volunteer. Although the Tuesday night volunteer session begins at 6 p.m., their positive and joyful spirits would lead onlookers to believe that their day was just beginning.
We simply would not be able to provide 15 million meals each year without the hard work of thousands of volunteers who donate their time.
Their dedication is inspiring to all of us who work at The Food Bank.
Many of you have volunteered with us before, but if you haven’t, I’d encourage you to give it a try.
April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, which is 30 days dedicated to recognizing the amazing work that volunteers do all across America.
Last year was record-breaking for Ozarks Food Harvest’s Glean Team! Thanks to compassionate volunteers who donated 3,508 hours, we gleaned 25,308 pounds of produce in 2016.
It takes all of us to tackle the issue of hunger in our community. This is why we are asking our supporters to pledge to help us provide food for 261,300 people this year.
On a cold December morning at C-Street Connect at Crimson House, an Ozarks Food Harvest member food pantry, retired sisters Ruth Ann Storms and Eileen Deal worked quickly to pack food bags to give to pantry clients.
Two of Ozarks Food Harvest’s most dedicated volunteers have reached 1,000 hours of donated service.