The bank's 1 Million Meals Initiative lasts from April 2nd to June 2nd and it calls for the public to drop off nonperishable food items, monetary donations, or purchase a paper fork for $1 at all Arvest locations in the Ozarks.
"The overall goal is just to, one, let the community understand that there is a food insecurity need in our community and all of our communities," says Amy Howe with Arvest Bank.
KOLR10 is partnering with Arvest to raise funds and food donations for Ozarks Food Harvest, which is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 270 nonprofit organizations across 28 Ozarks counties.
Food partners in southwest Missouri include:
- Anderson - Crosslines of McDonald County
- Aurora - Harvest Church
- Branson - Christian Action Ministries
- Branson West - Christian Associates
- Carthage - Carthage Bright Futures
- Cassville - Cassville Community Food Pantry
- Joplin - Joplin Bright Futures
- Kansas City - Harvesters
- Lebanon - L-LIFE Food Bank
- Lockwood - Lockwood Ministerial Alliance
- Monett - Pierce City School
- Mountain Grove - Mountain Grove Love Center Food Pantry
- Neosho - Newton County Food Basket Brigade
- Nevada - Nevada Community Outreach
- Nixa - Ozarks Food Harvest
- Noel - Crosslines of McDonald County
- Shell Knob - His House Foundation
- Shell Knob - The Alliance of Churches Food Pantry
- Springfield - Ozarks Food Harvest
- Webb City - Carl Junction Bright Futures
- Webb City - Webb City CARES
- West Plains - Samaritan Outreach
In 2017, the 1 Million Meals drive raised enough for 1,881, 283 meals.
For more information about the drive, click here. https://www.arvest.com/millionmeals
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