In southwest Missouri, far too many people struggle with hunger. As the world begins to move on from the COVID-19 pandemic, hunger remains an issue, keeping people from living healthy, full lives. This September, you can help raise awareness—and provide meals—by participating in Hunger Action Month.
All proceeds from this year's campaign will benefit our Weekend Backpack Program. One in five children in southwest Missouri faces food insecurity. Through support from generous donors like you, we can ensure that children in the Ozarks have enough food to not just survive, but thrive.
"When I'm hungry, sometimes it's hard to listen in school. The backpack program has helped my family a lot so we're not really struggling with food anymore."
"When I'm hungry, it makes me feel really irritable, and I just don't really feel the same way as I normally would. When I'm learning, it will derail the way that I'm learning because I'm not listening the same way that I was when I was not hungry."
- Tyler, age 10
"Thank you for the backpack program because we need it. My family is so grateful for what you do for us. Everyone depends on you. You are so helpful and kind."
- Harley, age 10
Want to join the fight against hunger? There are so many ways to help us Transform Hunger into Hope this month.