Events

We host several events throughout the month of September to fundraise for hunger relief. We hope you join us!

Hungerthon

Sept. 6-9

Support the Weekend Backpack Program with 105.9 KGBX.

Go Orange Day

Sept. 12

Grab some orange gear and get ready to raise awareness of hunger.

Apron Fashion Show

Sept. 19

Enjoy an evening of food, fashion and fun for a great cause at Tea Bar & Bites.

Empty Bowls

Sept. 27

Purchase handmade bowls for a donation at Panera Bread on Campbell Ave.

Hungerthon with 105.9 KGBX

September 6–9, 2019

Join us for the 21st annual Hungerthon! Ozarks Food Harvest and iHeartMedia 105.9 KGBX are kicking off the radio-thon this September to raise $135,000 for The Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program, which provides food-insecure children with a bag of nutritious meals and snacks to take home each weekend.

Kevin and Liz of 105.9 KGBX will host the four-day radio-thon, asking listeners to sponsor Weekend Backpacks. Listeners can also tune in at kgbx.com or on smartphones with the iHeartRadio app.

Event hours:

  • Friday: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Monday: 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Listeners can call 890-KGBX (5429) to make a pledge, or they can stop by to make a donation at the event. For a donation of $300, or $25 monthly, a child will receive two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, two snacks and drinks every weekend for an entire school year.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Sickinger at jscikinger@ozarksfoodharvest.org for more info.

 

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It always feels great to know that we, along with Ozarks Food Harvest, have made a big difference in the Ozarks.

—Kevin Howard, 105.9 KGBX

Go Orange Day

September 12, 2019

On Sept. 12, thousands of hunger heroes across the country and here in southwest Missouri will go orange in an effort to raise awareness of the issue of hunger in the United States.

Join us with these ideas:

  • Wear orange. Volunteer during September to receive a shirt for just $5! You can also wear orange socks or an orange tie to let everyone know that you are fighting hunger.
  • Light up your front porch. Use an orange lightbulb to show your support.
  • Post on social media. Use #HungerActionMonth and #HungerHeroes to let your friends and family know you support our mission!

We’re excited to see how you go orange this year!

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I go orange so everyone can understand that there are hungry people in the Ozarks.

—Taylor, 5th grade student

Apron Fashion Show

September 19, 2019, 7-9 p.m.

Support Ozarks Food Harvest and spend an evening at the annual Tea Bar & Bites Apron Fashion Show and Silent Auction. Join Tea Bar & Bites and Zen 3 for fun, fashion, food and wine!

The event will feature an assortment of beautifully handcrafted and vintage aprons along with silent auction merchandise from local shops and restaurants to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest.

Tickets are available online for $30 through the below button.

Want to donate an apron or ask questions? Contact Sara Roelke at sroelke@ozarksfoodharvest.org for more info.

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I love hosting the Apron Fashion Show at Tea Bar. It's such a lovely night and I love that it helps Ozarks Food Harvest.

—Colleen Smith, owner of Tea Bar & Bites

Empty Bowls

September 27, 2019, 4-8 p.m.

Join us for the sixth annual Empty Bowls event at Panera Bread on Campbell Ave! Ozarks Food Harvest and Panera Bread are raising awareness of hunger while supporting The Food Bank’s feeding programs. To participate, stop by Panera on September 27 to make a donation and receive a ceramic or wooden bowl handcrafted by a local artist as well as a meal of soup and bread.

The empty bowls serve as a reminder of those struggling with hunger in southwest Missouri. All the money raised from this year’s event will support children, families and seniors in need.

Questions? Contact Sarah Byrd at sbyrd@ozarksfoodharvest.org for more info.

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I love that this event blends art and giving to help provide meals in the Ozarks each year!
—Grace, Empty Bowls 2018 event attendee

Hungerthon

September 6–9

Support the Weekend Backpack Program with 105.9 KGBX.

Learn More

Go Orange day

September 12

Grab some orange gear and get ready to raise awareness of hunger. 

Learn More

Apron fashion show

September 19

Enjoy an evening of food, fashion and fund for a great cause at Tea Bar & Bites. 

Learn More

empty bowls

September 27

Purchase handmade bowls for a donation at Panera Bread on Campbell Ave.

Learn More

Hungerthon with 105.9 KGBX

September 6–9, 2019

Join us for the 21st annual Hungerthon! Ozarks Food Harvest and iHeartMedia 105.9 KGBX are kicking off the radio-thon this September to raise $135,000 for The Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program, which provides food-insecure children with a bag of nutritious meals and snacks to take home each weekend.

Kevin and Liz of 105.9 KGBX will host the four-day radio-thon, asking listeners to sponsor Weekend Backpacks. Listeners can also tune at kgbx.com or on smartphones with the iHeartRadio app.

Event hours:

  • Friday: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Monday: 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Listeners can call 890-KGBX (5429) to make a pledge, or they can stop by to make a donation at the event. For a donation of $300, or $25 monthly, a child will receive two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, two snacks and drinks every weekend for an entire school year.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Sickinger at jscikinger@ozarksfoodharvest.org for more info.

Check Out Our Sponsors Become a sponsor Image

It always feels great to know that we, along with Ozarks Food Harvest, have made a big difference in the Ozarks.

—Kevin Howard, 105.9 KGBX

Go Orange Day

September 12, 2019

On Sept. 12, thousands of hunger heroes across the country and here in southwest Missouri will go orange in an effort to raise awareness of the issue of hunger in the United States.

Join us with these ideas:

  • Wear orange. Volunteer during September to receive a shirt for just $5! You can also wear orange socks or an orange tie to let everyone know that you are fighting hunger.
  • Light up your front porch. Use an orange lightbulb to show your support.
  • Post on social media. Use #HungerActionMonth and #HungerHeroes to let your friends and family know you support our mission!

We’re excited to see how you go orange this year!

Buy T-Shirts Image

I go orange so everyone can understand that there are hungry people in the Ozarks.

—Taylor, 5th grade student

Apron Fashion Show

September 19, 2019, 7-9 p.m.

Support Ozarks Food Harvest and spend an evening at the annual Tea Bar & Bites Apron Fashion Show and Silent Auction. Join Tea Bar & Bites and Zen 3 for fun, fashion, food and wine!

The event will feature an assortment of beautifully handcrafted and vintage aprons along with silent auction merchandise from local shops and restaurants to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest.

If you would like to donate an apron to be auctioned at the event, contact Jacob Tweedle.

Tickets are available at Tea Bar & Bites and online for $30.

Want to donate an apron or ask questions? Contact Sara Roelke at sroelke@ozarksfoodharvest.org for more info.

Purchase Tickets Image

I love hosting the Apron Fashion Show at Tea Bar. It's such a lovely night and I love that it helps Ozarks Food Harvest.

—Colleen Smith, owner of Tea Bar & Bites

Empty Bowls

September 27, 2019, 4-8 p.m.

Join us for the sixth annual Empty Bowls event! Ozarks Food Harvest and Panera Bread are raising awareness of hunger while supporting The Food Bank’s feeding programs. To participate, stop by Panera on September 27 to make a donation and receive a ceramic or wooden bowl handcrafted by a local artist as well as a meal of soup and bread.

The empty bowls serve as a reminder of those struggling with hunger in southwest Missouri. All the money raised from this year’s event will support children, families and seniors in need.

Questions? Contact Sarah Byrd at sbyrd@ozarksfoodharvest.org for more info.

Donate Bowls Image
I love that this event blends art and giving to help provide meals in the Ozarks each year!
—Grace, Empty Bowls 2018 event attendee

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Learn more about us at ozarksfoodharvest.org