Volunteer program resumes July 6

Volunteer program resumes July 6

June 26, 2020 in Food Bank News

We’re excited to share that Ozarks Food Harvest’s volunteer program will resume on Monday, July 6! Thank you so much for your patience throughout this process.

While volunteer sessions were suspended, 35 members of the Missouri National Guard and 30 temporary employees helped us continue with our daily operations and respond to the pandemic. They spent more than 13,000 hours with us. These Hunger Heroes sorted more than 743,350 pounds of food, assembled 8,670 Senior Food boxes, packed 6,840 Weekend Backpacks and put together 5,175 emergency food boxes. We are so grateful for the help of these amazing men and women.

Are you ready to join us for a volunteer session? At this time, volunteer sessions are taking place from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays. Thursday evenings are closed for the months of July and August, but we will be evaluating our needs as we move forward.

For the time being, sessions are limited to 10 to 12 volunteers to help maintain social distancing. Visit to apply and self-schedule.

If you are interested in scheduling a group and there are not enough openings available, please contact Jolene Thompson at or 417-865-3411.

The health and safety of our volunteers are extremely important to us, and we will continue to adjust our plans as necessary. You can be assured that all protective measures will be strictly followed for volunteer safety. To schedule your next session, visit We can’t wait to see you!