Tag: volunteers

FFA club enjoys volunteering

FFA club enjoys volunteering

December 20, 2016 in Harvest Time Newsletter Volunteer Spotlight

Students from Logan-Rogersville High School’s FFA club have given more than 600 hours of volunteer time to Ozarks Food Harvest over the past three years.

Faculty advisor Jayson Shriver said the work of The Food Bank fits well with his farming and agriculture club. And the students enjoy the opportunity to give back.

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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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Giving back makes big impact on boys’ facility

Giving back makes big impact on boys’ facility

July 27, 2016 in Harvest Time Newsletter Volunteer Spotlight

When 14-year-old Maisen arrived at Datema House, an alternative school and group home for teenage boys part of the Missouri Division of Youth Services, he was not excited at first about participating in community service.

“I thought it was going to be terrible,” he shared. “But when we got to Ozarks Food Harvest, it was really fun when I got to find out what we were actually doing — helping feed people.”

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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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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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