Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Ozarks Food Harvest

Ozarks Food Harvest is known as the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri. They serve 250 hunger relief organizations across 28 counties in the Ozarks. The Food Bank reaches approximately 80,000 individuals each month while distributing 12 million pounds of food annually. OFH was named the Small Business of the Year in 2011 by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and it’s facility, the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief, recently received AIB International food safety certification.

"Transforming Hunger into Hope,"
 is the mission statement that the Ozarks Food Harvest has embraced since being founded in 1983.  The simple statement serves as a visionary and meaningful summary of Ozarks Food Harvest’s goals, at the same time it expresses exactly what it is The Food Bank does. In addition to food distribution and services to 250 Ozarks nonprofits, OFH has direct service programs including the Weekend Backpack Program™, Kids Cafe®,and theMobile Food Pantry™.

Learn more about how Ozarks Food Harvest is a Springfield Difference Maker. Hear the full interview  anytime.