Willow Springs Senior Center Receives Grant
Thu, 06/16/2022 - 3:16pm admin
Willow Springs Senior Center recently received a capacity building grant thanks to Ozarks Food Harvest's $1 million investment in agency infrastructure in southwest Missouri.
The grant funding will purchase a 10x10 walk in outdoor freezer, which will help increase food capacity and feed families in Howell County. Willow Springs Senior Center was one of more than 70 organizations chosen by Ozarks Food Harvest to receive an agency capacity grant to assist with hunger-relief efforts.
"This grant is a blessing as the children, families and seniors we serve continue to deal with economic uncertainty,” said Wilma Sheets, Director of Willow Springs Center. "Thanks to Ozarks Food Harvest, we're able to distribute more food now and in the future.”
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 270 charities across 28 Ozarks counties. This capacity building investment is part of The Food Bank's multi-faceted strategy to address needs identified in Missouri's Food Assistance and Hunger in the Heartland 2021 report conducted by the MU Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security.
“These grant funds are an investment in the future of our community's food system,” said Bart Brown, president/CEO of Ozarks Food Harvest. "Increasing access to food is key as our network of hunger-relief charities continue to deal with the expanding cost of food and fuel.”
Willow Springs Senior Center is a non-profit that provides services and meals to more than 1600 a month. They regularly provide services for those 60+ in Howell County and surrounding areas. For more information call 417-469-3892.