United Way of the Ozarks Day of Caring
Each year, around 2,300 volunteers from businesses and organizations across the Ozarks take time out of their workdays to help more than 100 nonprofits during United Way of the Ozark’s Day of Caring.
The 26th annual event will take place on June 28. Ozarks Food Harvest will host several large groups throughout the day. Some will sort and pack food in the warehouse, some will harvest produce in the Ozarks Food Harvest Garden and others will help create Hope Notes. Last year, volunteers donated 630 hours to provide over 68,600 meals to children, families and seniors in the Ozarks.
Nearly 22,000 pounds of nonperishable food was sorted in the Volunteer Center; 1,320 Senior Food boxes were assembled; over 8,500 pounds of food was distributed at a Mobile Food Pantry; 301 pounds of carrots and green beans were harvested at The Food Bank’s garden, more vegetables such as onions, purple potatoes and snap peas were planted and garden beds were weeded; 1,633 pounds of food and $1,737 was collected through drives at area Walmart stores; and over 1,733 notes of encouragement were written to kids who receive food through the Weekend Backpack Program.
We are so excited for what this year has in store! Thank you for your commitment to serving those in need in the Ozarks.