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Ozarks Food Harvest

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 11 people are interested

Groups are needed to fill food pantries across the Ozarks.

Did you know that an individual volunteering one session at Ozarks Food Harvest in Springfield, Missouri helps provide more than 300 meals to individuals in need?Volunteer groups can make a huge impact to The Food Bank's distribution in 3 short hours.

Ozarks Food Harvest is the only food bank in southwest Missouri, serving more than 200 nonprofit members across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank reaches more than 20,000 individuals weekly and distributes one million pounds of food monthly --this would not be possible without generous volunteers like YOU!

Group events are a great way to team build for a good cause. Teams work together to process up to 10,000 lbs in one session! Projects may vary based upon The Food Bank's distribution needs. Projects will be one of the followin:

*Sort & Repack - Process food donations during a Sort & Repack session which involve checking expiration dates, sorting like items, and repacking for distribution. Food safety training is provided at the beginning of the session.
*Assemble senior commodity boxes or Weekend Backpacks for at-risk elementary children.

All volunteer sessions must be scheduled in advance. Individuals & Groups welcome! The youngest volunteer age allowed is 14.

Weekday Opportunities - Groups are urgently needed during the week!
Mon.-Friday Morning Session: 9 am-12 pm
Mon.-Thurs. Afternoon Session: 1-4 pm

Evening & Weekend Opportunities
Tuesday Evenings: 6-9 pm
Saturday Sessions: 9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm

Groups work in a team setting with several different jobs during a Sort & Repack, there is something for everyone to do! Volunteers must be able to stand for 3 hour sessions. Food safety training will take place at the beginning of each session.

*Special Events & Other Opportunities*
Volunteers are needed during several OFH special events in order to collect food and funding and to develop awareness about hunger in southwest Missouri. From answering phones at The Food Bank's annual Hungerthon radiothon to accepting food donations at Turkey Trot, OFH Volunteers Make it Happen!


To get started submit a volunteer application through Ozarks Food Harvest's website www.ozarksfoodharvest.org/how-to-help/volunteer You will receive user name and password to access OFH's online Volunteer Center to view opportunities, self schedule and more.

Need more information about OFH's Volunteer Community? Contact Jo Thompson at 417.865.3411 ext. 114.

Planning a special event to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest? Please contact Jennifer Sickinger at (417) 865-3411 ext. 110.

3 Shifts

  • 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
  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    Volunteers assist with a variety of projects related to packing food that will be distributed to our partner community agencies. Projects may include
  • evening / 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
    TUESDAY NIGHTS! Volunteers assist with a variety of projects related to packing food that will be distributed to our partner community agencies. Proj
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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.

Homeless & Housing
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WHEN

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This opportunity has 3 shifts

WHERE

2810 N. CEDARBROOKSpringfield, MO 65803

(37.24588,-93.23582)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hour commitment during session.
  • Sessions MUST be scheduled in advance.

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