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Welcome to our Online Resource Center!

Here at Ozarks Food Harvest, we’ve been working hard to enhance our outreach efforts for you and all of our member agencies. We’re happy to share with you the launch of our newest service at your fingertips—the Online Resource Room.

We’ve turned our Agency Resource Room at the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief digital! Now those members we deliver to, or those who send another staffer in their place, can also enjoy our nutrition education displays, marketing materials, recipes and more.

Please utilize this information to help your mission. We encourage you to share it with your employees, volunteers and clients. Simply click to order the displays available to you, and don’t hesitate to ask us any questions you may have. Thank you for all your service to those in need—we hope this resource is of value to you.

Click on the photos below to see a larger photo of current displays featured in the Resource Center!


Nutrition Education Materials for Order

     
sugar kit  

Sugar Facts Kit

Learn all about sugar with this three-dimensional Sugar Facts Display! Each kit is 13"W by 10"H and 17"D—perfect for set-up on a table or countertop. Each kit contains visual examples of how much sugar is actually in everyday beverages consumed by many. To order a SUGAR FACTS KIT for your agency, email memberservices@ozarksfoodharvest.org with your request. Please allow two to four weeks to process your request. Limit two per agency, please.

     

     
sugar poster  

Sugar Facts Poster

Would you like to display a Sugar Facts Poster at your agency? This laminated 11" x 17" poster features visual illustrations of how much sugar various drink choices contain. To order your SUGAR FACTS POSTER, email memberservices@ozarksfoodharvest.org with your request. Please allow two to four weeks for pickup or delivery. Limit two per agency, please.

     

     
sugar panels

Sugar Panels

Sugar facts displayed on a black background for a wall display that is 40" by 32". If you would like to order one for your agency email memberservices@ozarksfoodharvest.org with your request! Also available in an 11" by 17" size. Please allow two to four weeks to process your request. Limit two per agency, please.

     

     
burn baby burn  

Burn Baby Burn

How many calories do you burn when you’re cleaning? How about when you’re fishing or playing other sports? These activities—and more—are featured on our BURN BABY BURN poster. Order a laminated 11" by 17" poster for your agency by emailing memberservices@ozarksfoodharvest.org. Please allow two to four weeks for pickup or delivery. Limit two per agency, please. Click the links below to find out how much you burn according to your weight.

www.fatfreekitchen.com/weightloss/burn-calories.html

fitness.families.com/blog/how-many-calories-do-you-burn-while-walking

     

     
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Winter Vegetables

Beets, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, parsnips, radishes, turnips, sweet potato, and peas. Stop by the resource center for recipes featuring all these great winter vegetables. Would you like any of the recipes sent to you? Email memberservices@ozarksfoodharvest.org with your request! Please allow two to four weeks to process your request. Limit two sets per agency, please.

     

     
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Squash Out Hunger

Butternut squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, and pumpkin. Stop by the resource center for these "squash out hunger" recipes. Would you like any of the recipes sent to you? Email memberservices@ozarksfoodharvest.org with your request! Please allow two to four weeks to process your request. Limit two sets per agency, please.

   

     
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Proper Portions

What do a baseball, a deck of cards and a computer mouse all have in common? They’re all common items you can use to determine portion sizes and maintain portion control! You can find helpful resources below to learn how portion control not only helps you lose weight, but also maintain it. Order a laminated 11" by 17" poster for your agency by emailing memberservices@ozarksfoodharvest.org and get an idea of just what is a proper portion. Please allow two to four weeks to process your request. Limit two per agency, please.

www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/01/know-your-portion-sizes/

www.foodnetwork.com/healthy-eating/10-ways-to-measure-perfect-portion-sizes/pictures/index.html

www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diet/portions/food-serving-sizes-guide/?page=2

     

Online Resources

     
my plate

Choose My Plate

MyPlate is the "new generation" food icon to prompt consumers to think differently about their food choices. ChooseMyPlate.gov contains a wealth of resources based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help individuals meet nutrient and calorie needs and make positive eating choices.

     

     
snap cart   So what can $16.00 in SNAP benefits buy at the grocery store?

This grocery cart is filled; the total (without tax) is $14.93. · 42 oz container old-fashioned oats · 28 oz box instant white rice · 8.5 oz box Jiffy mix · 1 lb bag spaghetti · 15 oz container Italian Bread Crumbs · 7.25 oz box macaroni & cheese · 1 lb bag dried black beans · 15 oz can golden corn · 15 oz can refried beans · 15 oz can pinto beans · 15 oz can sliced peaches · 5 oz can tuna · 1 box taco shells
Click here for more information about the SNAP program.
     

     
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Stroke

Know the signs! Evaluate your risk of stroke, the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.

www.stroke.org

     

     
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Salt Display

Did you know the recommended sodium intake is approximately 2,000 mg per day?

http://listverse.com/2009/05/11/15-fascinating-facts-about-salt

http://old.cbbqa.org/articles/Salt/SaltStory.html

     

     
slotted spoons  

Utilizing USDA Commodities

Beginning March 2012, find recipes for USDA Commodities available for download in pdf form. Feeding Sites should download the file designated Tier 2


USDA Commodity Recipes

 

USDA Commodity Recipes Tier 2

Would you like for us to print out any of the commodity recipes for you? Email memberservices@ozarksfoodharvest.org with your request. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing. Recipes can be picked up or delivered with your food order.

     
 

Fundraising 101

In 2009 OFH took part in a Grant Writing Forum hosted by the Musgrave, Roy W. Slusher and Heuer Foundations! Click here to view the materials from that conference.

Look for some creative ideas to make your fundraising a hit at:

http://communityfoodbank.com/donate/donate-food/food-drive-ideas

http://www.fundraiserinsight.org/ideas

     

     
 

Food Recalls

Looking for Food Recall information? See current food alerts and how you can sign up to receive them.

Question about Food Safety? Ask a Virtual Food Safety Representative.

     

Training and Compliance

     
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Are You in Compliance?

Are your refrigerators and freezers maintaining proper temperatures? Is your food stored properly? Is your “Justice for All” poster visible to clients? These are just a few questions addressed during the agency monitoring process. To view or download the form OFH uses to monitor members, click here.

     

     
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Basic Training
We are happy to offer an online ordering and reporting system for your convenience!

CLICK HERE for a pdf of online ordering instructions and how to submit your monthly report card!

Still need paper copies of your monthly reports to return by the 5th of each month? Download other agency forms here.

     

     
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Civil Rights
Welcome to our self-paced learning component for your Annual Civil Rights Training. This method of learning allows you to move at your own pace within a certain time frame.

This also means that any time you wish to go back to review a section, you may do so before completing the 10-question test which follows. This self-paced manual contains detailed information about civil rights policies and serves as a yearly guideline for protecting the rights of all program participants.


The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) mandates that Civil Rights training be conducted annually to inform and update state and local agency staff/volunteers of their obligations under the Civil Rights laws and regulations. Documentation must be on file at OFH and at the agency level, including names of all trained staff and volunteers, in the event of an audit.

Review our Civil Rights Training Manual

Once your key staff/volunteers have received civil rights training, use this Civil Rights Training Volunteer Form to record all those trained at your site and keep for your records.

And Justice for All Poster pdf

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination,

write:
USDA, Director,
Office of Adjudication
1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
 

Or call toll free (866) 632-9992.
Individuals who are hearing impaired
or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). 


USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


     
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Food Safety Training
Feeding America requires all agencies in the Ozarks Food Harvest network to have at least one member on staff trained in food safety. If anyone in your agency has already received a food safety training certificate, either through the ServSafe program or through your local county health department, please fax or mail us a copy of their certificate as soon as possible
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Ozarks Food Harvest offers a food safety class held at the Food Bank for its member agencies. To register for an upcoming food safety class, please click on the date listed below that you wish to attend.

 

Food Safety Training for Pantries

(Fall class to be announced)

Food Safety Training for Feeding Sites

Friday, September 26, 2014, 10am-Noon

     

Advocacy

     
Take Action Now!
 

Help Strengthen and Protect Nutrition Programs in the Farm Bill

As Congress makes decisions about the Farm Bill, Sequestration, Budget and Appropriations, and deficit reduction in the months ahead, it is important that our network send a strong, united message about the importance of nutrition assistance programs to your communities. Help us send the strongest possible message about the need to protect and strengthen programs like TEFAP and SNAP.

     

Agency Spotlight

     
victory house  

Agency Spotlight: Victory House, Springfield, Missouri

At Springfield Victory Mission they believe that no matter one’s background, change is possible. Victory House offers the New Life Program, a program for women who want to change their lives for the better. The New Life Program is to prepare women through faith-based educational classes, life skills and job training to start a new life. Click here for slideshow of past Agency Spotlights.

     

Suggestions

     
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Suggestion Box

Do you have a suggestion or idea of what you would like to see in the resource center? Email memberservices@ozarksfoodharvest.org with your ideas. Send us topics you would like us to research and display!