Ozarks Food Harvest
September is Hunger Action Month at The Food Bank. A thirty-day campaign devoted to hunger-relief education, awareness, and advocacy. All month long, community members and business partners help Ozarks Food Harvest bring attention to the issue of hunger in southwest Missouri.
When your stomach is growling, it's hard to focus. Let alone learn. In the southwest Missouri, far too many children face hunger. But this September, you can help raise awareness—and provide meals— by participating in Hunger Action Month, presented by Mercy.
One in five children in southwest Missouri faces food insecurity. All proceeds from this month-long campaign benefit our Weekend Backpack Program. Through support for generous donors like you, we can ensure that children in the Ozarks have enough food to live healthy energetic lives.
Proceeds from Hunger Action Month support our Weekend Backpack Program, providing meals for children like Tyler, age 10, who have difficulties learning and thriving in school because they don’t get enough to eat.
“When I’m hungry, it makes me feel really irritable, and I just don’t really feel the same way as I normally would,” Tyler shared. “When I’m learning, it will derail the way that I’m learning because I’m not listening the same way that I was when I was not hungry.”