The Senior Food Box Program supplements the diets of low-income seniors with nutritious USDA commodity foods at 16 locations across 14 southwest Missouri counties. Each month, nearly 2,000 income-eligible seniors—age 60 or older—receive this nutritious food from Ozarks Food Harvest.
The food packages provide a good source of nutrients typically lacking in the diets of low-income seniors, including items such as canned vegetables and fruits, peanut butter, beans, canned meat, cereal, milk, cheese, rice and pasta.
OFH’s Senior Food Box Program provides more than 600,000 pounds of nutritious food annually, and they are assembled solely by OFH volunteers. Annually, more than 20,000 boxes are assembled and distributed by The Food Bank.
How YOU can help:
This program would not be possible without the generous help of volunteers who pack the boxes at the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief. To volunteer to help assemble the boxes, please contact Jolene Thompson at (417) 865-3411, ext. 114.
For questions about this program, contact Mary Zumwalt at (417) 865-3411, ext. 111.