The significance of year-end giving
Spread good cheer in the community by making a year-end gift to Ozarks Food Harvest. We’re incredibly thankful for the gifts we receive from our generous donors throughout the year, but with 2020 on the horizon, we ask you to consider making one final gift for your hungry neighbors before the year ends.
In the coming weeks, Ozarks Food Harvest will distribute food to 270 pantries and programs in 28 counties across the Ozarks. Day in and day out, these hunger-relief partners help put meals on the table for more than 30,000 children, families and seniors each week.
We recently chatted with one of our food distribution partners about poverty and hunger in Christian County.
“I frequently hear ‘I don’t know what our family would do if you weren’t here each month.’ Many of the elderly women are in tears of joy on pantry day. They appreciate the variety of foods that we offer and really look forward to the times that we have bath tissue, paper towels and laundry soap,” the pantry coordinator shared.
Your gift will provide so much more than just food—it will provide hope for families facing difficult situations. More than one-third of low-income families report challenges affording basic household goods.
Year-end donations also ensure the future of our programs. Because of your gift, a child won’t have to worry about food on the weekend, when school meals aren’t provided; a senior is provided with a box of nutrient-dense items each month; a single mom working hard to make ends meet can receive fresh produce from the Ozarks Food Harvest garden during her next pantry visit.
To stretch your donation further, check to see if your employer offers a matching program, or make a year-end gift as a part of your required minimum distribution from your IRA. You may also benefit from tax deductions when you make a year-end gift.
It’s easy and secure to make a gift through our website at ozarksfoodharvest.org/donate. Or, send a check by mail. If you have questions about your donation, give us a call at 417-865-3411.
Thank you for your commitment to ending hunger in the Ozarks—this winter and throughout the year. Because of you, someone will eat today.