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.
A Little History
Hunger Action Month was spearheaded by Feeding America in 2008. The organization, which heads up all 200 food banks across the United States, wanted to create a nationwide push to get people involved in the fight against hunger. Each year, Ozarks Food Harvest engages the community with events, food and fund drives, community partnerships and more to help raise awareness and increase donations. There are ways to get involved every day this September. We can't wait for you to join us!