HARVEST TIME OZARKS FOOD HARVEST – THE FOOD BANK
NEWSLETTER FROM THE O’REILLY CENTER FOR HUNGER RELIEF
BACKPACK PROGRAM CRITICAL TO SUSTAIN KIDS OVER WEEKENDS Nearly 1,600 children will benefit this school year from the life-sustaining program For children in the Ozarks who are hungry, every day brings a new struggle. Concentrating in school, finishing homework in the evenings and even playing outside with friends is not easy or fun with an empty stomach. The only meals thousands of these children can count on are breakfast and lunch at school. When classes are dismissed on Friday afternoon, the weekend can seem awfully long to a child who doesn’t know where his or her meals will come from. Ten-year-old Lillian from Springfield shared, “When I don't eat enough dinner, I can't sleep because I'm so hungry.” Fortunately, there's hope for these children. Ozarks Food Harvest’s Weekend Backpack Program provides area kids with food bags to take home over the weekend when they might otherwise go hungry. Nearly 1,600 kids in 50 elementary schools will benefit from the program in the coming school year. Through the program, which began in 2003, The Food Bank has distributed over 1.8 million meals to children in the Ozarks. “We know that children don’t eat at home. If it wasn't for Ozarks Food Harvest's Backpack Program, we would have thousands of children who would be going home and be hungry over the weekend and not fed,” said Jean Grabeel, Health Services Coordinator for Springfield Public Schools. "It is the most awesome feeling to be able to see the look on a child’s face
when we give them some food. Just to think that a box of cereal makes a difference for a child, and it’s so small. We are so grateful to people who donate to Ozarks Food Harvest to help make a significant impact in the health and well-being of children." The Weekend Backpack Program's success relies on donor support. To maintain nutritional quality, The Food Bank purchases the food for the bags rather than depending on donations. That’s why sponsorships from generous individuals and organizations are so crucial. And the children that receive food bags are grateful and encouraged that someone cares about their struggle.
“Thank you so much for the food you donate,” Jadah, a student at York Elementary School said. “Because my mom doesn't always have money for food, this helps us so much. Thank you!”
“Because my mom doesn't always have money for food, this helps us so much. Thank you!”
-Jadah, Backpack recipient Support from donors like you can make every day less of a struggle for these children. You can help ensure a child in the Ozarks has food every weekend during the school year by giving a $300 gift in the enclosed envelope.
5 POUND APPAREL PARTNERSHIP PROVIDES MEALS TO AREA FAMILIES Five Pound Apparel began a new partnership with Ozarks Food Harvest this year. For every T-shirt sold, the local retailer will provide a donation for Ozarks Food Harvest to purchase five pounds of food. To date, over 1,325 shirts have been sold, equating to 6,625 pounds of food that OFH provided to children, families and seniors in the Ozarks. This is not the first time the local retailer has raised funds for The Food Bank, but this new initiative will provide yearround support for those in need. Bryan Simpson, owner of 5 Pound Apparel, said, “This partnership is an opportunity for us to create real impact locally while fulfilling our mission of giving back to those in need, all while supporting the life-changing work that Ozarks Food Harvest does every day.” Five Pound Apparel was founded in 2010 with the goal of providing support to nonprofits locally and globally. The store has locations in Downtown Springfield and the new Farmers Park development. “We’re grateful to count 5 Pound Apparel as a sustaining partner. Just like Ozarks Food Harvest, it has the mission of bettering the community it serves,” said Denise Gibson, OFH’s director of Development and Communication. “People will love this new way to support a great local business, while helping their neighbors in need.” Five Pound Apparel T-shirts can be purchased at brick and mortar locations in Springfield, or online at www.5poundapparel.com.
FIVE POUND APPAREL PROVIDED OVER 6,600 POUNDS OF FOOD THROUGH ITS T-SHIRT SALES.
ROTARACT MEMBERS PACK SENIOR FOOD BOXES FOR DISTRIBUTION. NEARLY 90 PEOPLE VOLUNTEERED AT THE FOOD BANK FOR THE ROTARY FEEDS THE OZARKS VOLUNTEER DAY IN JUNE.
ROTARY CLUBS FEED THE OZARKS Volunteer day helps provide more than 32,000 meals Springfield Rotary clubs hosted a Rotary Feeds the Ozarks volunteer day at Ozarks Food Harvest on June 27. Eighty-eight volunteers sorted nearly 19,000 pounds of food and assembled 591 senior food boxes. Together, this will provide 32,374 meals for children, families and seniors in the Ozarks. “Rotary is an important partner to Ozarks Food Harvest,” said Bart Brown, President/ CEO of The Food Bank. “Over the years, Rotary clubs have purchased three Mobile Food Pantry trucks for The Food Bank, as well as provided thousands of volunteer hours. It was amazing to see the Rotary clubs unite through service as an example of their motto of ‘service above self.’” The Rotary clubs are also supporting Ozarks Food Harvest through the first-ever NorthSouth Food Fight competition through the end of July. The goal is for each regional Rotary to accumulate points by volunteering and donating money or food to The Food Bank or other organizations that provide food for hungry Missourians. Ozarks-area Rotary clubs
ROTARIANS SORT THROUGH DONATED FOOD DURING THE ROTARY CLUBS' VOLUNTEER DAY.
will donate to Ozarks Food Harvest. Springfield Rotary clubs are groups of local professionals bonded by values of fellowship, service to the community and a deep commitment to acting on those ideals. The groups approach projects like Rotary Feeds the Ozarks with a positive attitude and encourage family members and nonRotarians to participate in these efforts in order to strengthen the Springfield community as a whole.
Transforming Hunger into Hope™ for more than 30 years
FEDERAL CHILD NUTRITION ACT NEEDED FOR OFH PROGRAMS Greetings from the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief! As you may know, dedicated Food Bank staff, volunteers and partner agencies work to distribute nearly 262,000 meals each week to people struggling with hunger in the Ozarks. Thirty percent of those served are children. It’s hard to imagine, but one in every four children right here in southwest Missouri do not know where their next meal will come from. The Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program, Summer Food and After-School
OFH PROVIDES OVER 40,000 MEALS AND SNACKS TO KIDS THROUGH THE SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM
programs provide hope to these children who struggle with hunger. I’m writing you today to ask for your help to make sure every child has enough to eat, which is something I believe in strongly and is a big reason why I support The Food Bank. This year in September, during Hunger Action Month, Congress will vote on whether to reauthorize child nutrition programs, a vote that comes every five years. Bart tells me that Ozarks Food Harvest participates in the government-funded Summer Food Service Program and the after-school Child and Adult Care Food Program. Ozarks Food Harvest believes that every child should have access to the food needed to be successful in school and in life. I believe it is imperative Congress support this reauthorization. In a land of plenty, no one should go hungry, especially our children. Recently, Bart shared Doreen’s story with me. She’s 62-years-old and raising her grandchildren. “I am a widow and disabled. My three grandchildren live with me,” Doreen said. “If it wasn’t for Ozarks Food Harvest, I don’t know how we would survive. I would not be able to provide for them.” Hard-working families across the Ozarks depend on our Food Bank to provide their children with nutritious meals when their paycheck just won’t stretch to the end of the
UPCOMING EVENTS HUNGERTHON ON 105.9 KGBX – SEPT. 11–14 Join Kevin & Liz on iHeartMedia's 105.9 FM during Hunger Action Month as they work to end childhood hunger in the Ozarks. You can help by sponsoring a Weekend Backpack Program child for just $25 per month — or for a semester at $12.50 per month. Listen to the radio-thon live to make your pledge, Friday, Sept. 11 through Monday, Sept. 14. Or call (417) 865-3411 in advance to learn about other ways to show your support of the 17th annual event.
CHARLIE O'REILLY, O'REILLY CENTER
CHARLIE'S CORNER month, or an illness causes extra bills. Passing the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act ensures that the programs these families count on will continue, and hopefully grow. I would urge you, as a supporter of The Food Bank, to contact your representatives from Congress today at 888-398-8702, or email Sen. Claire McCaskill, Sen. Roy Blunt and Rep. Billy Long by visiting their individual websites, and ask them to make child feeding programs a priority. Together, our voices will be heard and make an impact when the vote comes in September. If you are able, please also consider making a gift to support children served by The Food Bank. It will mean more than you’ll ever know to a child who is hungry. Visit ozarksfoodharvest.org, or give Bart a call, to learn more about the child nutrition act and how you can help it pass.
DAY OF CARING – AUG. 20 Day of Caring is the largest volunteer day in Springfield. In 2014, more than1,800 volunteers, representing 113 organizations completed over 225 projects for 70 nonprofit agencies. Check with your employer to see if you can participate this August!
GO ORANGE DAY – SEPT. 3 Orange is the color of hunger awareness, and National Go Orange Day is officially Thursday, Sept. 3. Sport orange or "light up" orange to raise awareness during Hunger Action Month this September. Watch for more ideas on OFH's 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar at ozarksfoodharvest.org.
Join The Food BOWLS– Bank at Panera Bread on 25 EMPTY SEPT.
National & Elm during the First Friday Art Walk, Ozarks Food Harvest and Panera Bread Nov. 7. When you make a monetary donation are partnering for Empty Bowls, an event to OFH, you receive soup and a baguette offering a meal of soup and bread, a from Panera—plus an "empty bowl”and created bowl created a local artist, in exchange by a local artist.byThe "empty bowls" serve as afor cash donations. Come joinofusempty this fall! reminder of the thousands bowls on dinner tables across SWMO.
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RECORD NUMBER OF MEALS DISTRIBUTED BART BROWN, PRESIDENT/CEO
I’m thrilled to share with you that Ozarks Food Harvest has hit a new distribution goal and has served more meals than ever before! In fiscal year 2015, The Food Bank distributed 16.4 million pounds of food, providing 13.6 million meals to our neighbors in need in southwest Missouri. The number of meals served surpassed our strategic goal by over two million meals! This is all possible because of selfless donors, like you, who give your time, food or funds to support The Food Bank. We know that each meal provided to a hungry child, underemployed adult or disabled senior means more to them than we will ever know. Behind each meal served, there is a story. And that’s what keeps us pushing to continually increase our distribution.
We met Cathy at a recent Mobile Food Pantry distribution in rural Howell County where she was both a recipient and a volunteer. She shared with us how grateful she was for the food and what it meant to her. “I have a 16-year-old granddaughter who lives with me. Without this wonderful program, I don’t know how I would provide for her,” said Cathy, 57. “This program is very needed in West Plains and the surrounding community. For some of the people that come through this Mobile Food Pantry, the food they receive is all they have to live off of. The fresh produce helps a lot, especially with making meals.” Providing families, like Cathy’s, with fresh, nutritious food is at the heart of what we do. For the past five years, we have taken significant steps in growing the amount of refrigerated product we serve, growing from 1.1 million pounds in 2010 to 5.6 million pounds of fresh product today. A lot of this growth has come from the Retail Pick-Up Program. Nearly half of all the meals served by Ozarks Food Harvest is provided by generous retailers. In the past year, the program has added 14 new stores. Just this month we received a $50,000 Retail Store Donation Infrastructure grant from the
Walmart Foundation. This will provide our agencies with more refrigerators to be able to store the produce, dairy and meat products donated from Walmart and other stores. It’s exciting to think what lies ahead for The Food Bank as we continue to provide more hope to people in need. Thank you for working alongside us to solve hunger in the Ozarks.
EVENTS RALLY COMMUNITY
DENISE GIBSON, DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
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This spring, Ozarks Food Harvest rallied the community to participate in two first-time events. Give Ozarks and The Great American Milk Drive made a significant impact on our neighbors in need. Through these efforts, we were able to spread our mission of hope to more people in the Ozarks. The first-ever Give Ozarks was an incredible success. The 24-hour online day of giving hosted by Community Foundation of the Ozarks raised $14,301 for the Weekend Backpack Program. Of the 175 individuals and organizations who donated, fifty percent of them were first time donors. Nathanial, a student at Campbell Elementary recently shared with us what the Weekend Backpack Program means to him. “I love having the snack bag, because I have no food,” Nathanial wrote. “If I didn't have the bag I wouldn't have anything to eat.” This one-day drive provided an incredible 10,722 meals to children like Nathanial.
We also hosted the first Great American Milk Drive event on May 30. Our goal was to provide more milk to struggling families in the Ozarks. We are so pleased with the outcome of the event. So far we have received $7,880 in donations, providing 1,576 milk vouchers for those in need! I am always amazed by the generosity of this community, and how so many of you are eager to help when you are needed. Thank you for all that you do to Transform Hunger into Hope.
Transforming Hunger into Hope™ for more than 30 years
OFH BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Pinkston Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.–President Tamara deWild O’Reilly Auto Parts–President Elect Dr. Meera Scarrow Mercy Hospital-Springfield–Secretary TommyWohlgemuth SGC™ Foodservice–Treasurer Todd Sherman Kraft Foods Group–Past President Jim Guthrie Prime Inc. Bob Lawson, Jr. BKD, LLP Mike Mattson Guaranty Bank Matt Miller The Vecino Group Gary Naab General Mills, Retired Jill Reynolds Commerce Trust Company Kenny Ross Morelock–Ross Builders Krystal Russell Spectrum Accounting and Payroll Vault JamesWilson NewStream Enterprises, a subsidiary of SRC Holdings ChadYoung Cameron Insurance JamesYoung Bus Andrews Equipment, Inc.
SPECIAL THANKS TO THESE FRIENDS OF THE FOOD BANK KRAFT GRANT EXPANDS BACKPACK PROGRAM With funding from the Kraft Foods Group Foundation, The Food Bank can expand the Weekend Backpack Program at nine schools in southwest Missouri. The Kraft Feeding Possibilities grant will provide an additional 72 bags to be distributed weekly in Springfield and rural elementary schools during the 2015-2016 school year. Thanks to Kraft for continuing to help feed local kids!
GATHERING FRIENDS SHARES PROCEEDS FROM COMPETITION
OFH STAFF Bart Brown, President/CEO ADMINISTRATION Cindy Snow, Administration Director Cindy Boggs, Office Manager Kimberly Hansen, Administrative Assistant MelanieToler, Receptionist DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS Denise Gibson, Development & Communication Director Madeline Brown, Event Coordinator/PR Assistant Emily Gregory, Public Relations Intern Cassie Hanson, Development Coordinator Heather Hardinger, Public Relations Coordinator Lisa Matus, Development Assistant ChristineTemple, Communication Coordinator COMMUNITY RESOURCES Gordon Day, Community Resources Director Dan Bohannon, Retail Store Donation Coordinator Jeremy Clark, Volunteer Coach Christy Claybaker, Community Engagement Coord. Casey Gunn, Volunteer Coach Terry Keller, Community Resources Assistant JoleneThompson, Volunteer Coordinator BrianWilson, Volunteer Center Manager MEMBER SERVICES Mary Zumwalt, Member Services Director Jordan Browning, SNAP & Senior Programs Coord. Abbey Hedges, Backpack Program Coordinator Terra Lamb, Agency Outreach Coordinator Linda Leicht, Community Impact Specialist Elise Peck, Member Services Assistant JaneTerry, Creative Information Specialist ErinThomason, Nutrition Programs Coordinator OPERATIONS ADMINSTRATION Scott Boggs, Operations Director Mike Doubledee, Inventory Manager Eddie Hicks, Operations Administration Steve Roberts, Transportation Supervisor Linda Smith, Operations Administration Sherri Peterson, Operations Administration Due to growth and limited space in the newsletter, all warehouse and transportation associates on the Operations team are now listed online at ozarksfoodharvest.org.
GATHERING FRIENDS AND QUEEN CITY BEARD AND MOUSTACHE FEDERATION REPRESENTATIVES PRESENT A CHECK TO OZARKS FOOD HARVEST.
TEACHERS FROM EMINENCE SCHOOL THANK THE DUNKIN' DONUTS AND BASKIN-ROBBINS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR FUNDING THE PANTRY.
The 6th Annual Queen City Beard and Moustache Federation facial hair competition raised over $16,000. Thanks to the generosity of Gathering Friends, which was the selected nonprofit to benefit from the fundraiser, Ozarks Food Harvest shared the proceeds and received $1,440! The donation will provide 190 food bags for children through the Weekend Backpack Program.
EMINENCE PANTRY PROVIDES OVER 40,000 MEALS The Eminence School Food Pantry provided 42,068 meals to the community during this past school year. More than 26 percent of children struggle with hunger in rural Shannon County, higher than the state average. The pantry was made possible by a $20,000 grant from the Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation.
KRAFT FOODS GROUP AND CHAMPIONS FOR KIDS SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR OFH WITH TWO TRUCKLOADS OF FOOD DONATIONS.
ELKS LODGE HELPS FEED KIDS
KRAFT DONATES 50,000 LBS.
Thanks to the members from Elks Lodge #409 in Springfield for gifting Ozarks Food Harvest $2,000 to help kids through the Weekend Backpack Program.
Kraft Foods Group, in partnership with Champions for Kids, donated 50,400 pounds of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese to Ozarks Food Harvest. This will provide 252,000 meals to families in need in the Ozarks!
FIGHT HUNGER. SPARK CHANGE. BENEFITS THE FOOD BANK
MUSGRAVE GIFTS $17,000
Ozarks Food Harvest will receive an estimated $70,000 thanks to Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change. initiative. The funding will provide 350,000 meals to struggling families in the Ozarks. Thanks to Walmart for being a longtime supporter of OFH.
Ozarks Food Harvest received a $17,000 grant from the Musgrave Foundation to benefit the Weekend Backpack Program! This donation will provide 2,251 food bags. In total, 50 local nonprofits benefitted from this generous organization's latest grant awards.
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VOLUNTEER & FOOD DRIVE PROGRAMS
SUMMER 2015 STAMP OUT HUNGER SETS RECORD
SEVENTY FIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS SORT AND PACKAGE MACARONI AND CHEESE DURING A VOLUNTEER DAY AT OZARKS FOOD HARVEST THIS SPRING.
LOCAL ELEMENTARY KIDS FIGHT HUNGER
TRUMAN ELEMENTARY KIDS SORT THROUGH FOOD COLLECTED DURING A SCHOOL FOOD DRIVE.
Local elementary students stepped up to fight hunger in the Ozarks this spring. First grade students at Field Elementary donated $1,519.58 to The Food Bank. The students raised the funds by making crafts and selling them at a school-wide market.
The fourth-grade classes at Field created 39 pottery bowls and donated them to help raise awareness of hunger in the Ozarks through the Empty Bowls 2015 event in September. They also collected 29 pounds of food for people in need. Their hard work did not end there. Seventy Field students spent time at OFH sorting 1,061 pounds of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and also made 400 hygiene kits for the Weekend Backpack Program. Kids at Truman Elementary also supported The Food Bank. The Truman kindergarten class held a food drive and collected 767 pounds of food in just eight days. Their donation provided 639 meals to food insecure children, families and seniors in the Ozarks. Special thanks to Field and Truman elementary students, teachers and parents.
This year Stamp Out Hunger collected almost 71 million pounds of food nationwide in support of local food banks. Hosted annually by the National Association of Letter Carriers, Stamp Out Hunger is the largest single-day food drive in America. "Hunger affects every community in the country,” said Fredric Rolando, NALC president. “At least six days a week, our letter carriers are a local touch point in communities everywhere and we are thrilled to be able to support our neighbors in need through the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.” Ozarks Food Harvest's agencies received a total of 218,545 pounds of food from Stamp Out Hunger to help fight hunger in the Ozarks. This total beats the 2014 drive by nearly 50,000 pounds. Local Hunger Heroes left bags of food near their mailboxes on May 9 to help feed children, families and seniors in the Ozarks. Letter carriers collected the donations and delivered them to OFH’s pantries including, Crosslines, The Salvation Army and Victory Mission, as well as Grand Oaks Mission. The items were distributed to those facing hunger in southwest Missouri.
STAMP OUT HUNGER 2015 SETS RECORD COLLECTING OVER 218,000 POUNDS OF FOOD.
Hunger into Hope™ for more than 30 years September is HungerTransforming Action Month! Get involved by volunteering at Food Bank events, like Hungerthon.
GLEAN TEAM SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
GLEAN TEAM VOLUNTEERS FROM SOUTH TULSA BAPTIST CHURCH.
Ozarks Food Harvest’s Glean Team is looking for volunteers in the summer months. During the abundant production seasons, thousands of pounds of food goes to waste when there aren’t enough hands to help harvest. Area farmers allow Glean Team volunteers to rescue this produce and provide it to those in need. Volunteers gleaned 4,000 pounds of produce so far this season. The Glean Team has sessions every week on Tuesday from 7:30-9:30 a.m., Wednesday from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sign up at ozarksfoodharvest. org/volunteer and indicate gardening as a skill.
FOOD DRIVES 250+ POUNDS
INDIVIDUALS 25+ HOURS
USPS Letter Carriers Food Drive — 218,545 lbs. Boy Scouts of America — 13,572 The Venues — 1,470 Springfield-Greene County Park Board — 1,454 Laura Zahra — 1,165 Ramada Plaza Hotel & Convention Center — 1,088 Truman Elementary School — 767 Shelter Insurance — 584 MSU’s Duane G. Meyer Library — 488 Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office — 473 Genesis Health Clubs — 451 Nixon & Lindstrom Insurance — 410 Walmart Supercenter on East Independence — 408 Mother’s Brewing Company — 393 Database Systems — 344 Bissett Elementary School — 320 Air Services/All Service — 281 March 14-June 11, 2015
Macey Abernathy Megan Atkinson McKenzie Bacon Matthew Baldwin Jim Blackwell Margaret Blackwell Katelyn Beasley Delys Bodenhausen Max Bodenhausen Charles & Trudy Bowen Connie Britain Terry Britain Karla Carroll Kenneth Cavin Madeline Chandler Jessica Charlson Gale Clithero Amber Collier John Cooper Patricia Devine Matt Diehl Kris Dreesen Arlene Eichler Rob Eisenthal Catherine Falge Saran Finch Eltjen Flikkema Jerri Flikkema Charles Foltz John Gentry Ann Gouge Jack Guffey Bob Hanson Wil Hardiman Kirk Hawkins Patti Hudgins Ray Jackson Julia Jenkins Harvey Kaylor
GROUPS 25+ HOURS 3M 526th Terminal Supervision Team Alpha Kappa Psi, MSU American Society For Quality Arvest Bank Ava High School-National Honor Society Boy Scouts of America-Ozark Trails Campbell UMC Circle # 7 Campbell UMC Faith For Life Catholic Youth Group-Booneville, Arkansas Cherokee Middle School-National Honor Society City Garden Montessori Charter-St. Louis DairiConcepts Datema House Elks Lodge Harmony House King's Way UMC Logan Rogersville FFA
Congratulations, George Lawrence! George reached the pinnacle of 1,000 hours of time donated! He has volunteered with The Food Bank for two and a half years twice a week in the Volunteer Center and an additional twice a month at Crimson House. Heartfelt thanks to dedicated volunteers, like George, who make the work at The Food Bank possible.
Mercy Base Program MSU Agriculture Conference-Delta Tau Alpha MSU Student Nursing Organization Mountain Grove Middle School Student Council North Point Church PD Packers Republic FCCLA Mercy-ROi Cps Group Serve With Liberty Program The Johnston Family Toms Initiative Club Us To Us Walnut Grove FFA Wesley UMC March-May 2015
Sarah Keeth Leeman Kleier Freeman Kleier Linda Lange Justine Langham George Lawrence Jessica Lin Jimmy Lincoln Christopher Linscome Dave McGee Ann Marsh Susanne Martin Tess Mercer Joe Meyer Janice Miller Melvie Mosier Carol Mullins Charlene Nelson Jeannie Parrish Brad Raven Paula Reeves Beth Robertson Deborah Rumpf Tom Ryan Judith Sharp Ann-Marie Shy Laura Sims Logan Smith Harley Snyder Jacey Staponski Greg Strebe Darlene Swaringim Ed Swaringim Lona Wait Melanie Webb Evan Wilson Gary Wood Larry Woolf March-May 2015
LIBRARY FOOD DRIVE BENEFITS OZARKS FOOD HARVEST Ozarks Food Harvest and The SpringfieldGreene County Library District are teaming up this summer to fight hunger in the Ozarks. For every two nonperishable food items donated during the first-ever Hunger Heroes Food Drive, those who donate will be entered to win a Kindle Fire HD6 grand prize and a
number of other great monthly prizes. The monthly prizes are provided by generous sponsors: Andy’s Frozen Custard, Incredible Pizza, Jumpin’ Joey’s, Dickerson Park Zoo, Andy B’s, Krispy Kreme, Starplex Cinemas, Sky Zone, Glo Golf, Lighthouse Lanes and Dancing Mule Coffee Company.
Names of prize winners will be drawn on July 31 and August 7. Help feed local children, families and seniors by donating now through the end of July at any Library branch. Thanks to the Library for holding this drive to benefit The Food Bank.
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