Phone: (417) 865-3411
Fax: (417) 865-0504

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2810 N. Cedarbrook Ave.
P.O. Box 5746
Springfield, MO 65801-5746

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Host a community food drive

You can help collect food & funds for Ozarks Food Harvest’s more than 200 food pantries and feeding sites across 28 southwest Missouri counties.

Download Food & Fund Drive Guide

See an example of a Virtual Food Drive

See Current Food Drives

Most Needed Items:

  • Tuna or other canned meat (chicken, Spam)
  • Peanut butter
  • Beans (dried or canned)
  • Nuts (or other food items rich in protein)
  • Soups & stews
  • Boxed meals (macaroni and cheese, Hamburger Helper, potato dinners, pasta salads)
  • Rice & pasta
  • Spaghetti sauce (canned recommended; glass containers not accepted)
  • Canned vegetables & fruit
  • Cereal

Packaged frozen hamburger, chicken or other meats are accepted directly at Ozarks Food Harvest (not via food drives)

Other donation suggestions include:

  • Baking essentials:
    • Flour
    • Sugar
    • Salt & pepper
    • Spices
    • Oil
  • Condiments:
    • Ketchup
    • Mustard
    • BBQ sauce & others
  • Paper products:
    • Paper plates
    • Napkins
    • Utensils
    • Cups

No glass, please.

Register your food drive

Please complete the form, and our food drive coordinator will contact you shortly to confirm food drive details and discuss logistics.

Your Name:
E-mail :
Zip Code:
Phone number:  
Location of drive:
Start date of food drive:
End date of food drive: 
Ozarks Food Harvest has specially sized boxes, barrels or totes—and food drive posters—available for your use, but cannot deliver the receptacles to you. Please call 417-865-3411 to arrange pick up at The Food Bank at 2810 N. Cedarbrook in Springfield between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Barrel and tote quantities are limited.
food drive posters
OFH barrels
Number of 24" x 36"
Food Drive Posters
-please specify

Number of Red Barrels
44 or 22 gallon available, specify size and quantity.

Number of OFH cardboard boxes (Copy paper box size)
– specify quantity

If OFH communication staff chooses to share details of your drive, please provide more info or a link to details/graphics below.
Please note that OFH cannot guarantee promotion of your food drive via social media.

I do not want OFH to consider sharing this food drive.

Please provide a brief description of your food drive event to be posted on OFH’s online event calendar.

I do not want this event posted on a public calendar.

Please type words or numbers into the space below to help us avoid spam.

Food Bank staff will weigh your final donations so you can report exactly how much your organization collected! Thank you for saving Ozarks Food Harvest the pick-up of your food drive. For food drives 300 lbs or larger, arrangements may be made for pick-up, but please allow 2–3 days.

Questions? Contact Christy Claybaker at (417) 865-3411, ext. 120.

If you are conducting a food drive, you can feed even more by hosting an additional Virtual Food Drive, too!