The Ozark Food Harvest is moving a number of fundraising events online during the month of September as they work to raise awareness of hunger issues in the region.
The regional food bank is hosting “Go Orange Day”, “Tea Bar & Bites Silent Auction,” and “Empty Bowls with Panera Bread” during the month. Most of the proceeds will benefit the charity organization’s Weekend Backpack Program, which sends backpacks of nutritious meals home with children in need during the school year.
“The issue of hunger has become more widespread in the Ozarks over the last six months,” Bart Brown, Ozarks Food Harvest’s president/CEO, said in a statement. “We want to make sure kids have enough to eat over the weekends during these uncertain times. We’re asking the community to get involved in simple ways. Make a donation, schedule a volunteer session or support one of our partners this month.”
Go Orange Day will take place September 10. OFH asks those who support their mission of ending hunger to wear orange that day because orange is the symbolic color of hunger. Participants are also being asked to post their support on social media with selfies and the hashtags #HungerActionMonth and #HungerHeroes.
The Tea Bar & Bites Silent Auction will take place from September 4th through September 17th. The auction will feature handmade and vintage aprons, face coverings, and other items from local shops.
Empty Bowls with Panera Bread will immediately follow the silent auction and run through September 30th. Participants can bid on bowls handcrafted by local artists.
Both of the auctions will have links available on the Ozarks Food Harvest website.
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