The Arvest Bank Foundation recently donated $15,000 to Ozark Share & Care, a local nonprofit organization that helps reduce food insecurity in Harrison and surrounding communities in Boone County.
Ozark Share & Care provides emergency food through a self-serve pantry, meals through the organization’s Sharing Kitchen and sack lunches for children whose schools are temporarily closed. During the outbreak of COVID-19, Ozark Share & Care is continuing to serve the needs of those in the community who face food insecurity. The organization has established additional safety guidelines to help protect the individuals and families it serves, staff, donors and volunteers.
“We are extremely grateful for this generous gift, which comes at a time when we are working to serve an increased need in our area,” said Joy Prater, executive director of Ozark Share & Care. “Our donors and volunteers are critical to our mission, now more than ever, and we are very appreciative of the way our community has continued to pull together during this time.”
“Reducing hunger in the communities we serve is a long-standing priority for Arvest, and Ozark Share & Care certainly helps fulfill that need in many ways,” said Scott Tennyson, market president for Arvest Bank in Harrison. “During these unprecedented times, community commitment is our call to action, so we hope this donation will go a long way in serving many, many people in our area.”
For information on the services provided by Ozark Share and Care or how to donate, go to ozarkshareandcare.org*.