Affinity Wealth Partners is a proud support of Ozarks Food Harvest, the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri. Founded in 1983, Ozarks Food Harvest has a stated mission of Transforming Hunger into Hope. The simple statement serves as a visionary and meaningful summary of Ozarks Food Harvest’s goals, while expressing exactly what it is The Food Bank does. Who is Food Insecure in the Ozarks?
The average person helped by Ozarks Food Harvest may not be who you’d expect.
They are most likely white, age 30 to 49, with two to three members in their family.
These parents have high school diplomas and rent or lease a home.
Their annual household income is less than $10,000, making them face food insecurity each month.
They have medical bills to pay and make the hard choice between paying for food or medical care. Sometimes, that choice is between food and utilities.
The Food Bank reaches nearly 30,000 individuals weekly in 10,000 households and provides more than 23 million meals annually.
The Summer Food Program Children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals during the school year are also at risk of hunger during the summer months. The free meals and snacks provided at Ozarks Food Harvest Summer Food partner locations allow kids to stop worrying about food and start focusing on fun.
Food insecurity in the Ozarks continues to be too high, but Ozarks Food Harvest is helping. And you can, too. Together we can solve hunger in the Ozarks.
To donate or get involved, please visit: OzarksFoodHarvest.org