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Ozarks Food Harvest

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Ozarks Food Harvest

Did you know that one hour of volunteer time helps the Food Bank provide 105 meals to those in need? Ozarks Food Harvest is the only food bank in southwest Missouri, serving more than 300 nonprofit members across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank reaches more than 14,000 individuals weekly and distributes nine million pounds of food annually--this would not be possible without generous volunteers like YOU!

Whether you can give a few hours monthly, or commit to a weekly schedule, your gift of time helps Transform Hunger into Hope for Children, Families and Seniors in need. Visit www.ozarksfoodharvest.org/how-to-help/volunteer to see our schedule and register. Call (417) 865-3411 or email us at volunteer@ozarksfoodharvest.org

Weekday Opportunities

Individuals & Groups Welcome!* (The youngest volunteer age allowed is 12.)

The greatest need for volunteers is to help process food donations. Sort & Repack projects involve checking expiration dates, sorting like items, and repacking for distribution. Food safety training is provided at the beginning of the session.

Hours

Monday - Friday Morning Session: 9 am-12 pm

Monday - Thursday Afternoon Session: 12-4 pm

*Volunteer Sessions must be scheduled in advance. Call (417) 865-3411 or e-mail for availability. Please plan to stay for full 3 hour session.

Evening & Weekend Opportunities

Groups & Individuals Welcome!* (The youngest volunteer age allowed is 12.)

Tuesday Evening Groups assemble commodity food boxes for seniors--a great team building activity with a big impact! Ozarks Food Harvest distributes 2,000 senior food boxes monthly across the Ozarks.

Thursday Evening and Saturday Groups assist with Sort & Repack projects which involve checking expiration dates, sorting like items, and repacking for distribution.

Hours

Tues. Evenings: 6-9 pm

Sat. Session: 9 am - noon & 1:00-4:00

*Volunteer Sessions must be scheduled in advance. Call (417) 865-3411 or e-mail for availability. Please plan to stay for full 3 hour session.

ozarksfoodharvest.org

Please join our mission to "Transform Hunger into Hope(tm)" with your generous gift of time. We trust you will find your work with us rewarding!

1 Shift

  • morning / 09:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    Volunteers assist with a variety of projects related to packing food that will be distributed to our partner community agencies. Projects may include
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About Ozarks Food Harvest

Location:

2810 N. CEDARBROOK, Springfield, MO 65802, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Ozarks Food Harvest is to "Transform Hunger into Hope" by alleviating hunger in southwest Missouri. Join OFH's mission with your generous donation of time! Learn more by visiting www.ozarksfoodharvest.org/volunteer.

Description

Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 270 hunger-relief organizations across 28 Ozark counties. The Food Bank currently provides more than 23 million meals annually. This is especially important as one in five children and one in seven adults face food insecurity in southwest Missouri.

Founded in 1983, the Food Bank accepts, processes, warehouses and distributes food and supplies to a network of food pantries, kitchens and shelters, in addition to direct-relief programs such as the Weekend Backpack Program, Mobile Food Pantry, After-School & Summer Food Programs, Senior Food Program and more.

Crisis Support
Hunger
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

2810 N. CEDARBROOKSpringfield, MO 65802

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Nutrition
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training

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