Ozarks Food Harvest
Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
2810 N. CEDARBROOK Springfield, MO 65802
Active Opportunities (3)
Springfield, MO 65802
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 email@example.com 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!
Date Posted: Nov 17, 2023
Springfield, MO 65803
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.
Date Posted: Nov 17, 2023
Springfield, MO 65803
Help set the table for those in need! One volunteer session helps The Food Bank provide more than 300 meals for our neighbors in need. Generous volunteers like YOU keep food donations moving through The Food Bank and into the hands of families, children and seniors needing a little extra help to set the table . Annually, volunteers help Ozarks Food Harvest distribute more than 10 million meals across the Ozarks. 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. Schedule your session today at ozarksfoodharvest.org/volunteer. ** Weekday Opportunities** Weekday volunteers process thousands of pounds of food donations each week for distribution. These "Sort & Repack" projects involve sorting like items, checking expiration dates & package integrity and repacking for distribution. Projects are scheduled according to The Food Bank's incoming donations and distribution needs. *Weekday Sessions - The Food Bank’s Greatest Need for Volunteer Help! Monday - Friday : Morning Session: 9 am - 12 pm Monday - Thursday: Afternoon Session: 1 - 4 pm ** Evening & Weekend Opportunities** During evening and weekend events, volunteers assist with assembly of Weekend Backpacks for at risk elementary students (more than 4,000 distributed monthly) or Senior Food Boxes for low income seniors (more than 2,000 distributed monthly). If needed to meet distribution needs, volunteers will assist with Sort & Repack projects. *Evening and Weekend Sessions* Tuesday: 6 - 9 pm Saturday: 9 am - 12 pm and 1 - 4 pm Please schedule sessions in advance. You can register and see our schedule at www.ozarksfoodharvest.org/how-to-help/volunteer Learn more about Ozarks Food Harvest at ozarksfoodharvest.org.
Date Posted: Nov 17, 2023
The mission of Ozarks Food Harvest is to "Transform Hunger into Hope" by alleviating hunger in southwest Missouri. Join Ozarks Food Harvest's mission with your generous donation of time! Learn more by visiting www.ozarksfoodharvest.org/volunteer.
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.
Would you recommend Ozarks Food Harvest?
Volunteering for OFH has been a very rewarding experience - knowing I am helping those in need in our community. The OFH staff and other volunteers are a joy to work with. I plan to volunteer there indefinately whenever time permits.
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