Food Harvest is spreading awareness about the solvable problem of
hunger in the Ozarks!
education about hunger in our communities helps Ozarks Food Harvest Transform
Hunger into Hope™, The Food Bank participates
in special events each year that help
educate the public, including: Hungerthon, a radiothon with Alice@95.5,
Check Out Hunger™, a retail point-of-sale promotion with area
supermarkets, and more!
to participate in these events to help end hunger, and it’s
also essential to know these key hunger-relief terms:
Insecurity: The USDA’s measure of lack of access,
at all times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all
household members; limited or uncertain availability of nutritious
Insecurity with Hunger: An involuntary state that results
from not being able to afford enough food.
Bank: A charitable organization that solicits, receives,
inventories and distributes donated food and grocery products pursuant
to grocery industry and appropriate regulatory standards. The products
are distributed to charitable human service agencies, which provide
the products directly to clients in need. Ozarks Food Harvest is the
only food bank serving agencies in 28 counties in southwest Missouri.
The charitable organization that provides the food supplied
by a food bank directly to clients in need through various types
of programs. Ozarks Food Harvest serves 200 agencies,
including-food pantries, homeless shelters, family violence
shelters, children’s after school feeding sites, soup
kitchens, and more.
Pantry: A charitable distribution agency that provides
its clients food and other grocery products for home preparation
A charitable program whose primary purpose is to provide
shelter or housing on a short-term or temporary basis to needy clients
and typically serves one or more meals a day.