Scouting for Food
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 270 nonprofit food pantries and programs across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank provides 18.5 million meals annually to 261,300 children, families and seniors.
Ozarks Food Harvest earned the highest rating possible for the past five years from Charity Navigator, the leading nonprofit corporation that evaluates charities in the United States. The Food Bank has been named the Small Business of the Year by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nonprofit of the Year by the Springfield Business Journal. Its facility, the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief, has also received superior AIB International food safety certifications.
In addition to food distribution and services to Ozarks nonprofits, Ozarks Food Harvest has direct-service programs including the Weekend Backpack Program, the Mobile Food Pantry, After-School & Summer Food Programs, Senior Food Box Program & more