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Transforming Hunger into Hope across the Ozarks for 30 years


It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.

” – Mother Teresa

FROM THE BOARD PRESIDENT & CEO: Thank you for sharing your love and compassion with so many of our hurting Ozarks neighbors. It’s thanks to you that we are serving southwest Missouri for 30 years strong. It’s hard to believe that together we’ve reached our 30-year milestone.

But then again, it’s hard for people like Beth, whose children are pictured here, to swallow their pride and get in the pantry line. “First, I was embarrassed, extremely embarrassed,” she said. “I’m supposed to be the one giving the food, not the one taking the food. Now, I’m grateful for the help.” Sadly, our network continues to see an increase in the number of individuals requesting food assistance. Food pantries in our 28-county service area alone have seen a nearly 40 percent increase in those served over the last three years! This can only mean we have much more work cut out for

us. In 2012, we unveiled our latest strategic plan with three initiatives: Feed, Strengthen, Lead. And with your help, we accomplished several of these organizational goals in FY2013. We exceeded our annual distribution goal of 12 million pounds and 10 million meals in calendar year 2013 by about 1.5 million pounds; distributing a total of 11.25 million meals. That’s more than your food bank has ever provided in one year! We couldn’t have done it without you. Also with your help, we pledged to provide an

additional half million meals to students every year by 2015, and we are pacing ahead of schedule. These are just a couple of highlights from our banner anniversary year. Together, we’ve come a long way—Transforming Hunger into Hope one child, adult and senior at a time. Thank you again for putting so much compassion in your gifts of time, food and funds. The love you’ve shown comes through on the faces of those we serve, like Beth’s daughter pictured choosing a loaf of bread for her PB&J sandwiches. Thank you for all you do.



Board President

Chief Executive Officer



President Todd Sherman – Kraft Foods Group

Tamara de Wild – O’Reilly Auto Parts Jim Guthrie – Prime Trucking Kirk Hay – Jack Henry & Assoc., Inc. Linda Leicht – Springfield News-Leader Mike Mattson – Guaranty Bank Matt Miller – Sustainable Housing Solutions Gary Naab – General Mills, Retired Dr. Meera Scarrow – Mercy HospitalSpringfield

President-Elect Mike Pinkston – Bank of America Secretary Kenny Ross – Morelock-Ross Builders Treasurer Joy Ward – KPM CPAs Past President Bob Lawson, Jr. – BKD LLP

Board of Directors Tommy Smith – Associated Wholesale Grocers Tommy Wohlgemuth – Springfield Grocer Company Chad Young – Cameron Insurance James Young – Bus Andrews Equipment, Inc.



Since 1983, Ozarks Food Harvest has provided 125 million meals to communities across 28 southwest Missouri counties. That’s 150 million pounds of food and supplies distributed to hundreds of member food pantries and hunger-relief programs. Thank you for Transforming Hunger into Hope. O F H ’s n e t w o r k s e r ve s 1 70,0 0 0 u n d u p l i c a t e d i n d i v i d u a l s a n n u a l l y, a n d m o re t h a n h a l f a re c h i l d re n & s e n i o rs .

Corporate & Foundation Donors $150,000+

Anonymous Trust Missouri Foundation for Health Walmart Foundation State Giving Program

$25,000 - $149,999

Hulston Family Foundation Mercy Regional Health Center United Way of the Ozarks, Inc.

$10,000 - $24,999

American Direct Marketing Resources


Arvest Bank Bank of America Bee Payne-Stewart Foundation Russell E. Benway Trust Community Foundation of the Ozarks - Louis & Julia Coover ConAgra, thanks to Feeding America First Christian Church (Monett) Great Southern Bank Kraft Foods, thanks to Feeding America The Musgrave Foundation

The Pearl Foundation Roy W. Slusher Foundation Schreiber Foods, Inc. Springfield Grocer Company, Inc. Walmart Foundation, thanks to Feeding America

$5,000 - $9,999

Anonymous Foundation Battery Outfitters, Inc. BNSF Railway Foundation Commerce Bancshares Foundation Croley Insurance & Financial, Inc. Feeding America General Mills Foundation

In the past 30 years, you’ve helped OFH distribute millions of pounds of food: 12 10 8 6 4







2 M

THANKS TO YOU, in FY2013, The Food Bank was able to: Celebrate 30 years of serving the Ozarks & three years in Ozarks Food Harvest’s new home, the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief

Surpass an annual distribution goal of 12M pounds, the equivalent of 10M meals Continue to grow direct-service programs, including the Backpack Program, After-school & Summer Food Programs, the Mobile Food Pantry & the Retail Pick-Up Program Expand support to Springfield Public Schools beyond Weekend Backpacks, including Mobile Food Pantry distributions, School Food Pantries & SNAP (food stamps) assistance

Grant nearly $400,000 to partner charities, thanks to the Walmart Foundation

State Giving Program & the Missouri Foundation for Health, and offer additional services to 200 nonprofits

Herschend Family Foundation Herschend Foundation Lelia Heuer Foundation Junior League of Springfield LFJ Foundation Mid-Missouri Bank Neale & Newman, LLP O’Reilly Family Foundation Fund Ozarks Health Advocacy Foundation Panera Bread Pleasant Home Baptist Church Ridewell Corporation Stoneridge Carpets, Inc. The Turner Family Foundation

True Rentals

$2,500 - $4,999

3M Foundation Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. Chapel of Hope City Utilities Community Blood Center of the Ozarks Cox Roofing Co., LLC FCS Financial First Congregational Church French Family Foundation Lambda Chi Alpha - Drury Univ.

Missouri Employers Mutual Columbia MO Trial Lawyers Care Fund Ozark Empire Grocers Association Springfield Elks Lodge #409 Tad K. Morlan, Attorney at Law The Daily Events Thomas H. & Bonnie L. Reese Family Foundation

$600 - $2,499

All Saints Anglican Church AT&T Pioneers - Springfield Club Baldwin & Associates July 1, 2012–June 30, 2013


Together we FEED the Ozarks In fiscal year 2013, Ozarks Food Harvest distributed more than 12M pounds of food valued at more than $20M, the equivalent of 10M meals— plus granted nearly $400,000—to 200 partner pantries & programs ST. CLAIR across 28 Ozarks counties. HICKORY VERNON















Corporate & Foundation Donors $600 - $2,499 cont.

Ballew Saw & Tool, Inc. BNSF Railroad - Springfield Branson Realty, Inc. Caring Americans Trust Foundation Celebrity Attractions, Inc. Commerce Bank – Springfield Communications & Electrical Supplies Community Foundation of the Ozarks - Nixon Family & Community Fund Cornerstone Jewelry Cox HPS of the Ozarks Davis, Lynn & Moots P.C.


Drury University American Chemical Society Eastside General Baptist Church Harvesters Sunday School Class First & Calvary Presbyterian Church First Christian Church of Republic Five Pound Apparel Graceway Baptist Church Greater Springfield Board of Realtors H.J. Baker & Bro Inc. Harvest On Wheels Highland Springs Ladies Tennis Association Holmes & Griffeth Financial Planners

Holmes Furniture Shop Huff Distributing, LLC Ingram Enterprises, Inc. Kate’s Cove Kickapoo H.S. Vocal Music Dept. Kimball Family Foundation King’s Way United Methodist Church KSMU Ozarks Public Radio - MSU Masengales Shoe, Boot & Saddle Repair McGregor Manufacturing Company McKinley Christian Church Metropolitan National Bank Mid-Am Metal Forming of South Carolina, Inc.








Barry Barton Cedar Christian Dade Dallas Dent Douglas Greene Hickory Howell Jasper Laclede Lawrence McDonald Newton Oregon Ozark Polk Pulaski Shannon St. Clair Stone Taney Texas Vernon Webster Wright Total

402,167 198,542 134,880 415,755 134,267 148,956 289,337 99,909 1,659,556 141,580 462,741 1,135,928 525,497 290,401 221,412 339,467 236,340 81,162 397,874 431,921 130,520 68,794 407,173 480,227 395,013 111,115 401,179 195,056 10,124,335

$801,117 $395,495 $268,680 $828,184 $267,460 $296,720 $576,358 $199,019 $3,305,835 $282,027 $921,779 $2,262,768 $1,046,790 $578,478 $441,052 $676,218 $470,789 $161,675 $792,565 $860,386 $259,996 $137,038 $811,089 $956,612 $786,866 $221,340 $799,148 $388,552 $20,167,675

GRANTS $10,200 $11,065 $14,800 $9,700 $12,200 $22,635 $81,549 $10,900 $15,700 $36,340 $13,500 $16,500 $5,000 $7,500 $7,200 $6,900 $13,000 $23,300 $1,000 $3,300 $9,800 $2,000 $19,700 $1,000 $17,000 $4,700 $376,489

Additional pounds of food were distributed to sister Feeding America food banks, serving Missouri & Arkansas counties outside OFH’s service area. Value is retail value of pounds distributed.

Miller Christian Service Center, Inc. National Avenue Christian Church Penmac Personnel Services, Inc. PepsiCo Foundation Quik Cash Realty Mortgage and Appraisals, Inc. Reynolds, Gold & Grosser, PC Roberts Family Trust Rogersville United Methodist Church Rollover Foundation - Radio 360 Schneider Industries Southern Comfort Cabins & RV Resort SRC Holdings Corporation St. Thomas the Apostle Orthodox Church (Morrisville)

Taylor Communications, Inc. The Carpet Shoppe The Charlie & Mary Beth O’Reilly Foundation The Cutting Edge The Prudential Foundation Tyson Foods, Inc. U.S. Bank - Joplin U.S. Bank Foundation Vapor Systems, LLC Victory Life Church Walmart - Springfield (Campbell Ave.) Walmart Neighborhood Market Springfield (Mt. Vernon St.) Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Wesley United Methodist Wyndham Vacation Ownership Special thanks to all businesses that donated less than $600.

July 1, 2012–June 30, 2013


Af t e r- s c h o o l & s u m m e r s i te s s e r ve d

1 2 2 K+ m ea l s

& snacks to k i d s i n F Y 2 01 3

CHILDREN’S FOOD PROGRAMS OFH-sponsored After-school & Summer Food Program sites provide free meals & snacks to children at a variety of community locations.

My mom has gone without so many times. It makes me feel very sad. This program makes me happy though. All kids should be able to have a good meal each day. – Wenona

After-school sites:

About Our Kids Ann Short Turner Community Center Mansfield Boys & Girls Club of SWMO - Joplin Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks - Branson Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks - Forsyth Boys & Girls Clubs - Henderson Unit Boys & Girsl Clubs - Musgrave Unit Boys & Girls Clubs - Stalnaker Unit Cassville Elementary (Cassville YMCA) Central Christian Church Central Park Elementary (Monett YMCA) Diamond Elementary (Fair Acres YMCA) El Dorado Springs Elementary Frances Rittenhouse Learning Center


Dan & Sally Wise

$10,000 - $24,999

Niles Hanson Brett Jeffryes Jim & Gaynell Magers Frank & Rita McClernon Tracy Roberts Tom & Marsha Slaight

$5,000 - $9,999

Anonymous Donor Susan Arvieux Glenda Burkett

Hurley Elementary Monett Elementary (Monett YMCA) Nathan’s Place Ozarks Family YMCA - Mtn. Grove Ozarks Family YMCA - Seymour Pate Early Childhood Center Prime Time - Aurora (Monett Area YMCA) Sheldon Elementary Springfield Community Center Steadley Elementary (Fair Acres YMCA) The Cardinal Roost - Niangua

Diamond Elementary (Fair Acres YMCA) Mansfield Community Center Monett Area YMCA Nathan’s Place National Heights Baptist Church Ozarks Family YMCA - Mtn. Grove Ozarks Family YMCA - Seymour Roy Blunt YMCA of Bolivar Springfield Community Center Steadley Elementary (Fair Acres YMCA) The Cardinal Roost - Niangua

Summer sites: About Our Kids Boys & Girls Club of SWMO - Joplin Cassville YMCA

  Dr. Gregory & Mrs. Marie Lux Kimberlee Morris Eric & Joyce Nelson

$2,500 - $4,999

Mitchell & Tracie Ahrens Phyllis Anderson Robin Anderson Josh & Julie Bartlotti Donald & Mary Bonacker Robert Brown Larry & Lois Frickenschmidt Karl & Cathi Glassman Calvin & Ann Hawkins Ken & Lisa Jeffries

Individual Donors Nancy Jester Carol Jones Joyce King Denise & Doug LeBolt Michael & Shirley Leibert Calvin & Barbara Nossaman Steve & Raeanne Presley Drs. Alan & Meera Scarrow Drs. William & Lorene Vandam

$600 - $2,499

Anonymous Donor Danny Bob Anderson July 1, 2012–June 30, 2013


THE WEEKEND BACKPACK PROGRAM The Backpack Program celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013, coming full circle when a former Backpack recipient pledged to sponsor a child currently enrolled in the program. The girl had received food from the program in 2003 and wanted to give back for the help she was so thankful to have had.



Springfield schools (19)

Bingham Elementary** Bissett Elementary Bowerman Elementary Boyd Elementary Campbell Elementary Delaware Elementary Holland Elementary** McGregor Elementary Pittman Elementary* Portland Elementary Robberson Elementary Sunshine Elementary** Truman Elementary Watkins Elementary** Weaver Elementary Weller Elementary Westport Elementary Williams Elementary** York Elementary

* New in 2013–14 ** Increased backpacks in 2013–14

Individual Donors $600 - $2,499 cont.

Ron Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Lee Arends Nancy Aton Ruth Auner Darlene Barker Robert & Muriel Beckett John & Melissa Beckwith Jerry Benson C.J. Bierschwal Frances Bixler Tommie Blair Joan Blatt David & Louise Blumenstock






Outlying area schools (23)

Bakersfield Elementary Bronaugh Elementary* Central Park Elementary (Monett) Columbian Elementary (Carthage) Fair Play Elementary Fairview Elementary (Carthage) Hollister Elementary Hubble Elementary (Marshfield) Humansville Elementary* Hurley Elementary Irving Elementary (Joplin) Lutie Elementary (Theodosia) Mallory Elementary (Buffalo) Marion C. Early Elem. (Morrisville) Monett Elementary** Mount Vernon Elementary Plainview Elementary (Ava)* Richards Elementary (West Plains) Sheldon Elementary* Skyline Elementary (Norwood) Taneyville Elementary Thornfield Elementary Winona Elementary*

This program provides food insecure children with a bag of nutritious child-friendly food for them to take home over the weekends, when they might otherwise go hungry.

Mark & Brenda Bolin Rick & Joetta Bolin Carolyn Boss Johnda Boyce Michael & Barbara Bray Lanny & Mary Brent Patricia Brewer Alan & Judy Brock Barbara Brockschmidt Brad & Janis Brown Larry & Peggy Brown Paul & Kimberly Bruemmer Michael & Sandra Buntain P.D. Buttram

Doris Cadorette David & Betty Carleton Michael & Kim Cash Dr. & Mrs. Christopher Chase James & Vada Chilton Kathi Clement Dan & Janelle Cobb Quinten & Madeline Cole Turner & Pansy Collins Steve Cook Sharon Cook Shirley Cooper John & Susan Cooper Kathleen Copeland Pedro & Marsha Cordova


OFH’s “pantries on wheels” were on the road more than ever this year, although several were close to home, as The Food Bank partnered with Springfield Public Schools for special distributions. In FY2013, more than 580,000 meals were delivered, reaching 30,000 people in need. The trucks traveled 8,080 miles for nearly 70 distributions in more than a dozen counties.

SENIOR FOOD BOX PROGRAM Supplementing the diets of low-income seniors with nutritious USDA food at 16 locations across 14 counties, this program provides 1,900+ income-eligible seniors with healthy food via senior centers & housing facilities. Annually, nearly 23,000 boxes are assembled by OFH volunteers & distributed by The Food Bank. In FY13, that number was 27,000 boxes containing 578,500 meals!

SNAP OUTREACH The newest program at OFH provides assistance in applying for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly “food stamps”) benefits, reducing barriers to accessing food assistance. In FY13 alone, more than 172,000 meals can be attributed to OFH outreach. The local economic impact generated is estimated to be nearly $750,000. Drs. Ron & Mary Coulter, Carol Craighead Wynard Culbert, Jr. Norma Curry George & Mary Ann Cyr Ronald & Janet Davidson Gregory & Sherry Day Elizabeth Denmark Susan Derus Ramesh & Sudha Desai Charles Doan Rachael Dockery Gabriel & Bethany Douglas Jacquie Dowdy Clara Downs

Bill & Merrill Drummond Kenneth & Yasmin Dugan Kevin & Luann Dull Dorothy Earp Ralph Eichholtz Claire Eike Phillip & Donna Eldred Edward & Betty Ellefsen Cyndy Elworth Jo Evertz Jim & Anna Ferguson Eugene & Robin Fisher Joseph & Kathryn Fisher Janet Fithian Susan Fleming

Eltjen & Jerri Flikkema Lewis & Phillis Fox Bob & Jo Freeman Charles & Darla Gackstetter Robert Gafarian Greg & Carrie Gammon Mr. & Mrs. Scott Garoutte Michael & Shari Gerke Stacey Gibson Rosemary Glauser Joy Goepfert Clayton & Audrey Gordin Cheryl Gosnell Mary Belle Graham William Graham July 1, 2012–June 30, 2013


Together we STRENGTHEN southwest Missouri Since moving into the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief in 2009, The Food Bank’s distribution has grown by an astounding 75 percent. With a stronger Network, expanded programs and growing support from individuals, corporations, foundations and government entities alike, Ozarks Food Harvest is strengthening hunger relief across the Ozarks.

Congratulations, and also THANKS for everything you do to help those who are hungry in our part of the world.

– Charlie O’Reilly Ozarks Food Harvest received the highest rating of four out of four possible stars from Charity Navigator, and while thousands of charities are evaluated, less than a quarter achieve four stars. OFH also received Four-Stars last year, indicating that The Food Bank outperforms most other U.S. charities, as only 18% have received two consecutive Four-Star evaluations.





Individual Donors $600 - $2,499 cont.

Edward Gray Alan & Kay Greenawalt Harold & Diane Greenlee Joseph Hailey Alma Hancock James Harding Scott & Shannon Harrell John Hart Kurt & Sherry Hellweg Wallace & Geraldine Hemingway Shirley Henry Greg & Becky Henslee Peggy Hensley


Harlen Hiatt Wilburn & Eileen Hicks James & Courtney Hoff Wayne & Amy Holland Robert Holland Jesse & Patricia Holt Harry & Susan Hom Jim & Mary Hoover Michael Horan Ben Houser Buddy & Karen Hubbard Doug Hutchcraft Norma Huthsing Stephen & Becky Ijames

Donald Jans Jenevieve Jetmore-Murphy Bob Jewell Suzanne Kautz Mary Keidle Tommy & Camille Kellogg Kyle & Janette Keltner Sondra Kiser Howard & Debra Kitchen Lawrence Kloeppel Steve & Jean Koenig Leland & Karol Koon Robert & Ruth Krill Joyce Lambeth Jim & Joan Landewe

FINANCIAL REPORT FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 SUPPORT & REVENUE In-Kind Contributions $17,447,012 $14,935,591 $17,592,632 Cash & Cash Equivalents $5,213,145 $6,061,564 $4,814,099 Total Revenue & Support $22,660,157 $20,997,155 $22,406,731 EXPENSES Program & Distribution Services $17,682,813 $21,387,153 Fundraising $346,067 $419,847 Management $330,583 $381,011

$20,659,614 $492,951 $394,130

Total Expenses $18,359,463 $22,188,011 $21,546,695 ASSETS Net Assets, Beginning of Year $5,818,711 $10,119,405 Net Assets, End of Year $10,119,405 $8,928,549

$8,928,549 $9,788,585

Change in Net Assets $4,300,694 ($1,190,856)


Ozarks Food Harvest’s financial statement for the year ended June 30, 2013 was audited by Davis, Lynn & Moots, P.C. Certified Public Accountants. The complete independent auditors’ report can be accessed online at ozarksfoodharvest.org/financial.html. The Food Bank respects your privacy and personal information. OFH’s Donor Privacy Policy is to never sell, trade or rent supporters’ names; to collect and use donor information such as name, address, telephone number and email address only when it is voluntarily provided; a donor’s request for anonymity will be honored; and any donor’s request to be removed from OFH’s mailing or email list will be honored. OFH staff makes every effort to acknowledge donors accurately. If you were omitted from this donor list, your name or information is incorrect or if you do not wish your name to be listed in future publications, please notify Ozarks Food Harvest. For your privacy and protection, The Food Bank has adopted the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Donor Bill of Rights. Thank you.

Mark & Tammy Lasswell Greg & Deanna Lawrence Bob Lawson, Jr. Gary & Betty Lipscomb Larry & Kathy Lombard Paul & Georgia Long Steven & Mary Long Phoebe Love Jerry Lumpe Frances Lyle Christopher & Linda Lynn Anthony & Patricia Mann John & Tanya Marion Stan & Carol Martin Cathy Massey

Jane Mathias James & Betty McCoy James & Rose McDonald James & Kathy McIntyre Amanda McKay Charles McKinsey Rod McMullan Sharen McNeill Joe & Marcella Mease Michael & Martha Merrell Mr. & Mrs. Michael Meyers Scott & Kathy Miller Judith Miller Kay Juston & Andriene Mitchell Steven Montgomery

James & Cathy Moore William & Marilyn Moore Melvie Mosier James & LaReva Newcomer Mary Newton Finley Paul & Maria Nguyen Steven & Carla Nibert John & Tracy Nicholas Donald & Barb Opperman Mark Oristano Katie & Richard Pankiewicz Dr. Rolando Papagayo Janice Patterson David & Naomia Payne Franklin & Patricia Pennel July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013


Together we LEAD U.S. food banking While Ozarks Food Harvest is not one of the biggest food banks of 200 in the U.S., it was named one of the best after its winter 2013 audit by Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. In early 2013, Ozarks Food Harvest was one of a select few Feeding America food banks to work with The White House and Walmart on First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! media tour. OFH employees and board members attended the inviteonly press conference where Mrs. Obama praised Walmart for giving customers healthy products at a price they can afford and for opening stores in under-served communities. She and local parents, secured by OFH, also toured a Neighborhood Market in Springfield with Walmart officials, who showed off a new Great For You icon that the store uses to highlight healthy foods. Photo courtesy Valerie Mosley, Springfield News-Leader.

The Food Bank received the AIB International food safety certification, again achieving a Superior rating—which only 25% of food handling facilities in the U.S. scored by AIB achieved in 2011. OFH was honored with the highest marks for its outstanding food safety, sanitary working conditions and exemplary training regarding proper handling of food products.

Individual Donors $600 - $2,499 cont.

Ron & Janice Penney Dr. Carlos & Mrs. Susan Perez Hal Perkins James Perrin Anita Philbrick Michael & Whitney Pinkston Larry & Frances Pitts Vincent Plaster Stephen & Elizabeth Pope Tom Potts Becky Rademacher Charles & Cynthia Ramsey Dan Ratermann


David & Mary Ray James & Christine Rice Dean Rising Tony Risner Dorothy Robinson Virginia Rooney Marol Jean Royer Doyle & Margaret Rue Nancy Sanders Connie Satterfield Eugene Schneider Richard & Linda Schott Thomas Schriver Steve & Enid Selph

Robert & Janet Shaw Beecher & Ruth Sheeley Victor & Margaret Shelton Mike Shirley Mark Shockley Cynthia Shrum Zeiler Ted & Janet Siebert Steven & Joanne Simonson Christopher Smith Terry Smith Mary Soland Dr. Virgil & Mrs. Betty Sommers Marvin Sparling Dr. Robert Spence Janette Stafford

Ozarks Food Harvest’s drivers and partner agencies pick up roughly 500,000 pounds of food monthly from more than 50 participating retailers within OFH’s 28-county service area. The donations come from: • 31 Walmart Supercenters • 5 Woods Supermarkets • 4 Dillons Food Stores • 4 Murfin’s Markets • 4 Walmart Neighborhood Markets • 3 Sam’s Club stores

RETAIL STORE PICK-UP PROGRAM Ozarks Food Harvest leads the way for Feeding America food banks when it comes to its Retail Store Pick-Up Program. OFH was one of the first food banks in the U.S. to establish a program of this kind, serving as a pilot food bank for Walmart stores more than five years ago. The program rescues product from local grocery stores that does not meet standards for resale, but remains safe for consumption.

Thanks to a gift from the Missouri Foundation for Health, Ozarks Food Harvest received a new 53-foot tractor-trailer to help pick up food donations and distribute across the Ozarks. The Foundation’s gift also allowed The Food Bank to acquire a cargo van to help with smaller Retail Pick-Up Program donations as well as to help receive large community food drive or produce gifts.

• 3 Target stores • 1 Hy-Vee • 1 Pennington’s Supermarket (Ash Grove)

Ron & Lezah Stenger Phillip Stoke Laura Sullivan Dr. Thomas & Mrs. Karen Sweeney Bennie & Emma Talbot Noah & Clara Taylor Ron & Sue Terry Dorothy Thomas James Lowell Thomas Carol Thompson Jeanne Toombs James & Candace Trogolo Eleanor Trower Richard & Mary Lynn Trussell Randy Turner

Kathryn Twibell Dorothy Vanderbol Dolores Vincel Lee & Julie Viorel Dagny Von Ahrens Darwyn Walker Karen Walker Wanda Walker Stefanie Warden Jeff & Amy Wasson Dr. C. B. & Mrs. Jo Etta Watson Kevin Watt Dr. Sam Watts Bill & Jan Weiss William & Christine Wester

Timothy & Ashley Whobrey Tom Wiles Thomas & Tammy Wiley Warren Wiley Dwight & Helen Wilmoth Carl Wilson Deanne Wilson Jean Wilson Madonna Wolff Jeffrey & Sharon Woodward Rev. Verniece Wyles James & Sherry Young Mike & Debbie Zimmerman Heartfelt thanks to all individual donors who generously gifted below $600. July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013


Special Events Check Out Hunger 2012 The 14th annual holiday point-of-sale fundraiser at nearly 100 area grocers collected a record $35,000! Hometown Grocer Partners AKiN’S Natural Foods Market Bistro Market Country Mart Dillons Harter House Hy-Vee Mama Jean’s Natural Market Murfin’s Market


Price Cutter Ramey Smitty’s Summer Fresh Supermarket Town & Country Woods Supermarket In-Kind Donors Clear Channel Media + Entertainment KY3, Inc. McCann Printing

Taste of Elegance 2013 Sponsors ACF - Springfield/Branson Chapter Farmland Foods Missouri Pork Association MIssouri Wines Oasis Convention Center Hungerthon 2013 The 15th annual radio-thon on Alice 95.5 with Kevin & Liz was moved to Hunger Action Month (September), which falls in FY14 (rather than June, FY13). Look for the generous Hungerthon donors & sponsors in the next annual report.

VOLUNTEER & FOOD DRIVE PROGRAMS Volunteers give their time & talents to OFH in a variety of ways, including hosting community food drives. Did you know that in FY2013 alone, more than 180 food drives were hosted by volunteers, collecting nearly 200,000 pounds of food? In total, volunteers donated 18,000 hours, processing more than 3M pounds of donations! Food Drive Donors are listed on pages 20–21, and Volunteers are listed on pages 22–23. Look for more Hunger Hero accomplishments on page 22.

Thank you for your support during Hunger Action Month. The Food Bank counts on you to advocate for hungerrelief programs year-round, but September is a good opportunity to ask your friends to join you.

Together we TRANSFORM HUNGER INTO HOPE Food Donors 1 million+ lbs.

Associated Wholesale Grocers Department of Social Services

500,000 - 999,999 lbs.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program

100,000 - 499,999 lbs.

Cargill, Inc. Feeding America - Kraft Foods Group Feeding America - Schwan’s Harvesters Community Food Network

Hiland Dairy Foods Hy-Vee - Springfield Milnot Senica Company MONEB Sam’s Club - Springfield (Campbell) Sam’s Club - Springfield (Sunshine) Schreiber Foods, Inc. Walmart - Aurora Walmart - Branson Walmart - Branson West Walmart - Carthage Walmart - Houston Walmart - Joplin (7th) Walmart - Lebanon

Walmart - Marshfield Walmart - Monett Walmart - Neosho Walmart - Republic Walmart - Saint Robert Walmart - Springfield (Campbell) Walmart - Springfield (Independence) Walmart - Springfield (Kansas) Walmart - Springfield (Sunshine) Walmart Neighborhood Market Springfield (El Camino Alto) Walmart Neighborhood Market Springfield (Glenstone) Walmart Neighborhood Market Springfield (Republic) July 1, 2012–June 30, 2013


We couldn’t give hope without our NETWORK PARTNERS Our member organizations work on the frontlines of hunger-relief. About 200 food pantries, community kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs, child & senior centers, churches & schools serve thousands of people each year. And in order to serve those in need, our partners need resources to grow. In addition to hosting trainings throughout the year, The Food Bank brings together area pantry leaders and volunteers to share best practices. In FY2013, Ozarks Food Harvest provided more than $375,000 in grants for food and infrastructure, including freezers, coolers, shelving, computers & software to help OFH partners become stronger. BARRY Arc of the Ozarks - Plymouth Arc of the Ozarks - Summer Hill Cassville United Methodist Church* Central Community UMC* Helping Hands Community Food Pantry Rock Springs Baptist Food Pantry SW MO Office on Aging - Cassville SW MO Office on Aging - Monett SW MO Office on Aging - Shell Knob BARTON The Good Samaritan Shop*

Food Donors 50,000 - 99,999 lbs.

Feeding America - General Mills, Inc. Feeding America - Kellogg Corporation Galaxy Foods Gilster-Mary Lee McLane Ozark Reinhart Foods - Springfield Springfield Grocer Company Walmart - Bolivar Walmart - Cassville Walmart - Joplin (Rangeline) Walmart - Lamar


Walmart - Nixa Walmart - Ozark Walmart - Pineville Walmart - Springfield (Kearney) Walmart - West Plains Walmart Neighborhood Market Springfield (Mount Vernon)

10,000 - 49,999 lbs.

Dillons - Springfield (Battlefield) Dillons - Springfield (Kearney) Dillons - Springfield (St. Louis) Diversified Foods Feeding America - Bimbo Bakeries

Feeding America - ConAgra Foods Feeding America - Society of St. Andrew Feeding America - Tyson Foods, Inc. Feeding America - Windsor Foods, Inc. Moark, LLC Pepsi Beverage Co. Prime, Inc. R.B.X., Inc. Return, Inc. Sam’s Club - Joplin Target- Springfield Teton Valley Ranch Walmart - Ava Walmart - Mountain Grove Walmart - Nevada

CEDAR Church of Christ Food Pantry* Korth Senior Center Stockton Area Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry

Ash Grove Food Pantry Ashley House Burrell Center - CSTAR C-Street Connect Food Pantry* Center City Christian Outreach Central Assembly Food Pantry Central H.S. Bulldog Bites Food Pantry Clarity Recovery & Wellness CLICK (a Springfield-Greene Co. Park Board & Springfield Public Schools program) Crimson House Ministries Crosslines - Springfield*

CHRISTIAN Christian County Family Crisis Center* Least of These* Special Force Family Ministry St. Joseph Catholic - Billings* SW MO Office on Aging - Ozark DADE OACAC - Dade* DALLAS Calvary Chapel Free Will Baptist Church* Heart to Heart Outreach Ministries Prairie Chapel UMC* DENT Salem Senior Center (CMAAA) Shepherd’s Nook Lifeway Center* DOUGLAS SW MO Office on Aging - Ava* Heart of the Hills Food Harvest* GREENE Alternative Opportunity Treatment Services American Red Cross Arc of the Ozarks - Autism Team Arc of the Ozarks - Lombard Arc of the Ozarks - Sagamont

Walmart - Salem Walmart - Webb City Wood’s Supermarket - Bolivar Wood’s Supermarket - Stockton

5,000 - 9,999 lbs.

Dillons - Springfield (Sunshine) Feeding America - Mondelez National Claim Feeding America - White Wave Foods Southeast Missouri Food Bank Target - Branson Target - Joplin Tecumseh Farms (formerly MBA Poultry/Smart Chicken)

C-Street Connect Food Pantry in Springfield uses the Charity Tracker system, like several OFH-member agencies, to work together more efficiently.

Footsteps Hand Extended Outreach Harmony House*

Walmart - Branson (Hwy 76)

1,000 - 4,999 lbs.

Arnold Transportation Crosslines - Springfield Feeding America - Coca Cola Feeding America - Kraft Feeding America - The Dannon Company Feeding America - Tropicana Products Feeing America - Butterball Turkey Company Gary Oller

*Partners that serve USDA Commodities and/ or Senior Food Boxes

Jim Quarles Judy Freeman Missouri Department of Conservation Panera Bread Reckitt Benckiser, Inc. Summer Food Service Program Temple Israel Trailiner Corporation University of Missouri-Extension USDA Donations Woods Supermarket - Buffalo Woods Supermarket - Nevada

July 1, 2012–June 30, 2013


GREENE cont. Hillcrest H.S. Market on the Hill Isabel’s House The Kitchen, Inc. - Missouri Hotel* OACAC Head Start - Golden Parenting Life Skills Center People Helping People Salvation Army Family Shelter*, Food Pantry* & Harbor House* Southwest MO Indian Center St. Joseph Catholic Church - Springfield SW MO Office on Aging - Ash Grove SW MO Office on Aging - Springfield (Northview)

Volunteers from Central Community UMC Food Pantry in Shell Knob, Missouri set up distribution for Barry County clients.

SW MO Office on Aging - Republic SW MO Office on Aging - Springfield (Southside)

SW MO Office on Aging - Strafford Victory House Victory Mission & Victory Mission Family Ministries HICKORY Hickory County CARES* McCarthy Senior Center HOWELL Agape House - Mountain View* Christos House* FEED* MUNCH* Samaritan Outreach Center* SW MO Office on Aging - Mountain View SW MO Office on Aging - West Plains SW MO Office on Aging - Willow Springs West Plains First Baptist Church* JASPER Carthage Crisis Center* Children’s Haven of SW MO Community Support Services Crosslines - Carthage Crosslines - Joplin* Helping Hands Ministry Independent Living Center Lafayette House* River Street Food Pantry* Salvation Army - Carthage Pantry & Soup Kitchen* Salvation Army - Joplin Family Shelter* & Soup Kitchen* St. Peter’s Outreach House Sunshine Homes The H.O.U.S.E., Inc.

Food Drives 15,000+ lbs.

Boy Scouts of America - Ozark Trails Council Scouting for Food McDonald’s of the Ozarks Cans for Coffee Springfield-Greene County Park Board Splash ‘n Sizzle & DCO Turkey Trot

5,000 - 14,999 lbs.

94.7 KTTS Night at Lucas Oil Speedway Harvest On Wheels


Spokane High School Springfield-Greene County Library Food for Fines Wesley United Methodist Church

1,000 - 4,999 lbs.

Bass Pro Shops Carlisle Transportation Products Cherokee Middle School Crockett Chiropractic CSL Plasma Dillons - Springfield (St. Louis) Expedia, Inc. Field Elementary School

Haunted House Battlefield Home Builders Assoc. & Hometown Disposal, Inc. 2013 HBA Home Show Kickapoo High School King’s Way United Methodist Church Miller Produce Missouri State Homecoming Week Mitchem Tire Palen Music Center Pepsi Beverage Co. Sam’s Club - Springfield (Campbell) Sam’s Club - Springfield (Sunshine) Social Security Administration Springfield Area HR Association

LACLEDE Community Baptist Church - Lebanon Conway Senior Center (CMAAA) COPE* Crosslines - Lebanon* Lebanon Senior Center (CMAAA) LEEP (Lebanon Early Edu. Program) L-Life Food Pantry Stoutland Senior Center (CMAAA) LAWRENCE Arc of the Ozarks - Monett Harvest Food Pantry - Aurora Miller Christian Service Center* Pierce City Senior Citizens St. Susanne Catholic Church* SW MO Office on Aging - Aurora Verona Baptist Church*

NEWTON Crosslines - Neosho* Help Center* Seneca Food Pantry Teen Challenge - Neosho

SHANNON Shannon County Food Pantry* Winona Christian Church* SW MO Office on Aging - Winona

OREGON Oregon County Food Pantry - Alton* Oregon County Food Pantry - Thayer* SW MO Office on Aging - Alton SW MO Office on Aging - Thayer

Springfield Lutheran Schools United Way Day of Caring (AECI & City Utilities)

500 - 999 lbs.

Air Services Heating & Air Conditioning and All Service Plumbing Bair’s All American Sports Grill Car-Mart Chase Card Services Dillons - Springfield (Battlefield) Dillons - Springfield (Kearney) Edward Jones - Springfield offices

PULASKI Crocker Senior Center (CMAAA) Dixon Senior Center (CMAAA) Genesis* Good Samaritan Resource Center - Richland* & Waynesville* Pulaski County Group Home Richland Senior Center (CMAAA) Waynesville Senior Center (CMAAA) ST. CLAIR St. Clair County Food Pantry* West Central MO Comm. Action Agency*

McDONALD Crosslines - McDonald County*

OZARK Ozark County Food Pantry* SW MO Office on Aging - Gainesville

POLK Arc of the Ozarks - Silo Ridge Arc of the Ozarks - Timber Creek Good Samaritan Boys Ranch Salvation Army - Polk County Food Pantry* Shepherd’s Place* SW MO Office on Aging - Bolivar

STONE Christian Associates of Table Rock Lake Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch North Stone County Food Pantry* Southern Stone County Food Pantry * SW MO Office on Aging - Kimberling City TANEY CAM Food Pantry - Branson* & Forsyth* *Partners that serve USDA Commodities and/ or Senior Food Boxes

Enactus (formerly SIFE), OTC First Evangelical Free Church Gem of India Gold Mountain Communications Greater Springfield Board of Realtors Holmes & Griffeth Financial Planners Internal Revenue Services Jordan Valley Community Health Center Lambda Chi Alpha, Drury Univ. Major Brands Morrisville High School FFA National TV Sales & Rental Orchard Crest Baptist Church

Reliable Toyota BMW Sam’s Club - Joplin Sherwin Williams Strafford High School Walmart - Springfield (Independence) Special thanks to all food drives hosts, collecting less than 500 lbs., totaling 14,357 lbs. Also thank you to the individual walk-in donations, totaling 780 lbs.

July 1, 2012–June 30, 2013


Generous food bank volunteers helped provide 2.4M meals during FY2013. More than 3,600 volunteers gave nearly 18,000 hours, processing 3.1M pounds of donations! 2.2M LBs of rescued product and food drive donations were sorted & repacked to provide 1.5M+ meals

More than 44,600 Weekend Backpacks & Summer Sacks were assembled, providing nearly 270,000 meals for at-risk children

Nearly 27,000 Senior Food Boxes were assembled to provide 578,500 meals

More than 6,000 hygiene kits were packaged for students in need

Volunteers INDIVIDUALS 500+ hours

Charlene Nelson

200 - 499 hours

Kris Dreesen Charles Foltz George Lawrence Tom Ryan

100 - 199 hours Will Atterbury Karla Carroll John Cooper


Arlene Eichler Robert Eisenthal Eltjen Flikkema Jerri Flikkema Shawn Gallagher Ann Hampton Robert Hanson Harvey Kaylor Sheila Keith Jill Michaelson Melvie Mosier Martha Stevens Lona Wait Ben Willhite

50 - 99 hours

Ahmed Almahuzi Buddy Ball Angel Berg James Blackwell Dan Bohannon Jeremy Braden Kimberly Clem Lesia Clemens Lou Ann Cornelison Katherine Dixon Mike Fender Stacey Gibson Patti Hudgins

Leeman Kleier Marion Kraemer Linda Lange James Langston John Long James Many Lawrence Mathis Jonathan Meyers Juana Peterson Ethan Ruhland Harley Snyder Tom Staley

NETWORK PARTNERS cont. TANEY cont. Jesus Was Homeless Larry Simmering Recovery Center St. James General Baptist Church* SW MO Office on Aging - Branson SW MO Office on Aging - Forsyth TEXAS Agape House - Phoenix Project* SW MO Office on Aging - Cabool SW MO Office on Aging - Houston SW MO Office on Aging - Licking SW MO Office on Aging - Summersville Texas County Food Pantry* United Comm. Help Center* VERNON Nevada Community Outreach* Vernon County Senior Center WEBSTER Arc of the Ozarks - Oakhill King’s Food Pantry* Marshfield Christian Church Bread of Life* Niangua Community Food Pantry OACAC Head Start - Marshfield SW MO Office on Aging - Marshfield* SW MO Office on Aging - Rogersville SW MO Office on Aging - Seymour WRIGHT Calvary Temple Love Center* God’s Storehouse* Wright County Children’s Home *Partners that serve USDA Commodities and/or Senior Food Boxes Note: Weekend Backpack Program, After-school & Summer Food Program sites are listed on pgs. 9-10

GROUPS 200 - 499 hours

Campbell UMC King’s Way UMC Prairie Chapel UMC

100 - 199 hours

Bank of America Cherokee M.S. - National Junior Honor Society City Utilities Delta Zeta Sorority, MSU Expedia Field Hockey, Missouri State Univ.

First Unitarian Universalist Good Samaritan Boys Ranch - Step Ahead Program Great Southern Greenwood Laboratory School Guaranty Bank Hamlin Student Ministries Junior League of Springfield Life Quest Church National Heights Baptist UnitedHealthcare

Food Bank Staff

Bart Brown, President/CEO Administration

Cindy Snow, Administration Director Cindy Boggs, Office Manager Melanie Toler, Receptionist

Development & Communication

Denise Gibson, Development Director Madeline Brown, Event Coordinator/PR Assistant Gordon Day, Food Resource Manager Cassie Hanson, Research Development Coordinator Sara McClendon, Food Drive Coordinator Lindsey Neddenriep, Public Relations Manager Lisa Pasche, Development Assistant Jennifer Sickinger, Volunteer Program Coordinator

Member Services

Mary Zumwalt, Member Services Director Jordan Browning, SNAP Coordinator Erin Henderson, Nutrition Programs Coordinator Terra Lamb, Community Outreach Coordinator Jane Terry, Creative Information Specialist


James Thompson, Operations Director Scott Boggs, Operations Manager Jerry Best, Warehouse Associate Casey Brewer, Driver Jeremy Clark, Volunteer Coach Mike Doubledee, Quality Control Specialist Casey Gunn, Volunteer Coach Steven Henry, Warehouse Associate Mike Hesebeck, Driver Eddie Hicks, Replenish/FIFO Specialist Kevin James, Driver Eddie Parcall, Warehouse Associate Nick Rabon, Volunteer Coach Steve Roberts, Driver Linda Smith, Inventory Coordinator Reggie Smith, Warehouse Associate Brian Wilson, Volunteer Center Manager Nick Wolgast, Warehouse Associate

50 - 99 hours

Ameriprise Financial Services Asbury UMC AECI Ava H.S. - National Honor Society Battlefield UMC City of Springfield - 4th Floor Dodson Family Ebenezer UMC FLiP, a United Way initiative Gimlin Family Houston’s First Baptist

Kiwanis Club Laura’s Kids Liberty Mutual Insurance MSU Volunteer Center Murphy USA Northside Christian Church Ozark UMC Phi Eta Sigma, MSU Queen City Beard & Moustache Federation Sparta High School Wesley UMC Recycled

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