Ozarks Food Harvest donates 10 millionth meal to Crosslines

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By KY3 Staff Published: May. 14, 2024 at 4:31 PM CDT|Updated: 22 hours ago SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Edited News Release/KY3) — The Ozarks Food Harvest donated its 10 millionth meal to the Crosslines Food Pantry on Tuesday, marking the 33-year-long partnership that began in 1990. Through its partnership with Ozarks Food Harvest, Crosslines Food Pantry distributes USDA food, Senior Boxes, fresh produce, and … Read More

Campaign provides summer meals to students in the Ozarks

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By Chris Bryant Published: Apr. 24, 2024 at 11:20 AM CDT|Updated: 53 minutes ago SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) — Families can find it challenging to ensure their students’ nutrition during the summer months, and The Ozarks Food Harvest has started a campaign to help ease that burden. The Million Meals Campaign, in partnership with Arvest Bank, provides extra food to families that need … Read More

Volunteer Ozarks: Birthday Blessings

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Celebrating birthdays of kids in foster care. Daniel Posey shows the statewide organization doing just that & how you can get involved. By Daniel Posey Published: Apr. 3, 2024 at 2:38 PM CDT SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – A West Plains based nonprofit is helping make the birthdays of kids in foster care a little more special. Daniel Posey talked to Shannon … Read More

Ozarks egg producer donates 280,000 eggs to the Ozarks Food Harvest for Easter

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By KY3 Staff Published: Mar. 25, 2024 at 3:44 PM CDT SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Edited News Release/KY3) – Ozarks Food Harvest received a donation of more than 23,000 dozen eggs from local egg producer Opal Foods. Opal Foods has donated 4.6 million eggs since the annual Easter season egg donation began in 2008. “This donation of eggs arrives at a crucial time as … Read More

Volunteer Ozarks: American Red Cross Need

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By Daniel Posey Published: Mar. 5, 2024 at 2:33 PM CST|Updated: 23 minutes ago SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The American Red Cross of Southern Missouri is calling on your help to volunteer right now. Since the start of the pandemic, the local nonprofit chapter has noted dwindling volunteer numbers. Daniel Posey talked to Executive Director, Stacy Burks, about the most important … Read More

Drew Lewis Foundation

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By Daniel Posey Published: Feb. 16, 2024 at 10:41 AM CST SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) -The Drew Lewis Foundation is a non profit organization that helps guide and educate future leaders in our community. To report a correction or typo, please email [email protected] Copyright 2024 KY3. All rights reserved.   Volunteer Ozarks: Drew Lewis Foundation For the video: Drew Lewis Foundation

Springfield nonprofit makes resources for the autism community more accessible with new center

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By Reagan Di Trolio Published: Feb. 9, 2024 at 3:52 AM CST SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Springfield’s Arc of the Ozarks is having its official grand opening and ribbon cutting of its new Autism and Neurodevelopmental Center on Friday morning. Executive Vice President of Arc of the Ozarks, Tim Dygon, said the Springfield community will benefit significantly from all the resources … Read More

Volunteers needed to run Greene County cold weather shelters

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By Charmelle O’Dell Published: Jan. 15, 2024 at 5:24 PM CST SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Warming shelters have opened across the Ozarks, but a significant problem they face is a high demand for volunteers. Due to the extreme temperatures, shelter operators say they’ve seen double the number of people who need a warm place to stay in the last few days. … Read More

Ozarks Food Harvest is searching for volunteers to fill gaps during winter months

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By Savannah Harrison Published: Jan. 21, 2024 at 6:08 AM CST|Updated: 24 hours ago SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Local food bank Ozarks Food Harvest is looking for volunteers to fill gaps in what it says is a slow season for volunteers. During this push, called Resolve to Get Involved, the food bank is asking community members to volunteer six times to help … Read More

What’s Going Around: Blood donations

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The winter weather is slowing down blood donations at Community Blood Center of the Ozarks. By Jackie Garrity Published: Jan. 17, 2024 at 10:11 AM CST SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – People have been rolling up their sleeves for Community Blood Center of the Ozarks since 1995. However, as the frigid temperatures bring life to a standstill in the Ozarks, the winter weather … Read More