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We host several events throughout the month of September to fundraise for hunger relief. All proceeds from this year's events will benefit our Weekend Backpack Program. We hope you can join us!

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Go Orange Day

September 9

Wear orange for hunger awareness!

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Hungerthon

September 10-13

Support the Weekend Backpack Program with iHeartRadio Springfield.

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Empty Bowls

Online: September 20-23

In person: September 24

Purchase beautiful bowls hand-crafted by local artists.

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Apron Fashion Show

Online: September 27-29

In person: September 30

Buy new and vintage aprons, and bid on a variety of unique items from local businesses.

Go Orange with Ozarks Food Harvest

September 9

On September 9,  hunger heroes in southwest Missouri will go orange in an effort to raise awareness of the issue of hunger in the Ozarks.

Join us with these ideas:

  • Wear orange. Buy a Hunger Action Month shirt for $20 or volunteer during September to receive a shirt for $5. This year, you can also purchase an orange Hunger Action Month shirt from our partner Five Pound Apparel. You can also wear orange socks or an orange tie to let everyone know that you are fighting hunger. 
  • Post on social media. Use #HungerActionMonth and #HungerHeroes to let your friends and family know you support our mission. Remember to tag Ozarks Food Harvest in your posts!
  • Purchase a t-shirt. Support Ozarks Food Harvest by purchasing a Hunger Action Month shirt. 

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

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Hungerthon with iHeartRadio Springfield

September 10-13

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Join us for the 23rd annual Hungerthon! Ozarks Food Harvest and iHeartRadio Springfield will raise funds for The Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program, which provides children facing food insecurity with a bag of nutritious meals and snacks to take home each weekend of the school year.

Tune in to Alice 95.5, US97, 100.5 The Wolf and 105.9 KGBX  to listen for dollar-for-dollar matches that will double your impact.

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Empty Bowls

Online: September 20-23 | In person: September 24

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Empty bowls serves as a reminder of those struggling with hunger in southwest Missouri. All the funds raised from this year’s event will support the Weekend Backpack Program.

Join us at Panera on S. Campbell September 24 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. to purchase beautiful bowls made by local artists to provide meals for at-risk students. The first 250 donors will receive free soup and bread from Panera, and two lucky donors will be chosen to receive free bread or bagels for a year.

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

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Apron Fashion Show

Online: September 27-October 1

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Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Apron Fashion Show in-person event has been canceled and has been moved online this year.

Shop online from September 27-October 1 to purchase beautifully handcrafted and vintage aprons and bid on unique silent auction items from local shops, restaurants and artists to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest's Weekend Backpack Program.

Want to donate aprons, silent auction items or ask questions? Contact Sarah Byrd at sbyrd@ozarksfoodharvest.org for more info.

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Hungerthon

Sept. 10-13

Support the Weekend Backpack Program with iHeartRadio.

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Go Orange Day

Sept. 10
Grab some orange gear and get ready to raise awareness of hunger.
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Apron Fashion Show

Sept. 4-17

Bid on new and vintage aprons and a variety of items from local businesses online.

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Empty Bowls

Sept. 18-30

Purchase beautiful, handmade bowls from a local artist online.

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Hungerthon with iHeartRadio Springfield

September 10–13, 2021

Join us for Hungerthon! Ozarks Food Harvest and iHeartRadio Springfield are kicking off the radio-thon this September to raise funds 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. 

Tune in to Alice 95.5, US97, 100.5 The Wolf and 105.9 KGBX  to listen for dollar-for-dollar matches that will double your impact.

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A $360 donation will help provide a full year of meals for an at-risk child.

Listeners can donate by phone or make a pledge online. For a donation of $360, or $30 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 jsickinger@ozarksfoodharvest.org for more info.

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This is one of my favorite events. I love how everyone comes together to support kids who need help in the Ozarks. It's just amazing.

— Bart Brown, President/CEO of Ozarks Food Harvest

Go Orange Day

September 10, 2020

On Sept. 10, 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. Remember to tag Ozarks Food Harvest in your posts!

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

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I go orange because I know that even some of my friends need help getting food sometimes.

—Andrew, 2nd grade student

Apron Fashion Show

September 4-17, 2020

Join us for two weeks of fashion and fun in partnership with Tea Bar & Bites. Place your bid on beautifully handcrafted and vintage aprons along with silent auction merchandise from local shops and restaurants to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest. Support Tea Bar & Bites by purchasing cafe gift cards. Handmade face coverings will also be available this year! All proceeds will benefit the Weekend Backpack Program.

Want to donate aprons, masks, silent auction items or ask questions? Contact Sarah Byrd at sbyrd@ozarksfoodharvest.org for more info.

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BIDDInG STARTS SEPT. 4
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Aprons are significant to me because they represent special memories—like my grandma. She wore one for cooking, cleaning, gardening... she wore on most of the time. I imagine the women who wear the aprons I have and thank them for their good work.”

— Cyndy Eller, apron donor

Empty Bowls with Panera

September 18-30, 2020

Purchase ceramic and wooden bowls online to benefit The Food Bank through this year's Empty Bowls event. The first 250 donors will receive a coupon for a bowl of free soup and piece of bread from Panera, and two lucky donors will be chosen to receive free bread or bagels for a year. 

You'll have two weeks to explore and shop for beautiful bowls! All bowls are handcrafted by artists in southwest Missouri.

The empty bowls serve as a reminder of those struggling with hunger in southwest Missouri. All the funds raised from this year’s event will support the Weekend Backpack Program.

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

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PURCHASE BOWLS BEGINNING SEPT. 18
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I'm so excited to purchase some beautiful bowls while supporting families who need help this year.

— Oscar, Empty Bowls 2019 event attendee

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Learn more about us at ozarksfoodharvest.org