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Food Drive

Power to Turn Hunger into Hope is WRVEC’s annual food drive to benefit pantries across their five-county territory.


Help Give Back to the WRVEC Community

Food insecurity is the condition of not having access to sufficient food, or food of an adequate quality, to meet one’s basic needs. Sadly, this is a reality for many families and individuals in the Ozarks. To help address this important need, White River Valley Electric Cooperative is asking our communities to rally together for our annual “Power to Turn Hunger into Hope” food drive campaign.

2020 was the first time the “Power to Turn Hunger into Hope” was held as a virtual food drive. That decision was made to accommodate complications from the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual format turned out to be a massive success and proved to be a record-breaking year for donations. Even during a global pandemic, WRVEC was able to raise an impressive $25,000 through community contributions and grants.

Due to success of 2020’s drive and ongoing concerns about COVID-19, WRVEC decided to hold the food drive virtually again in 2021. Around 15% of Southwest Missouri is considered food insecure, and one out of six children in the Ozarks goes without food on a regular basis. WRVEC is working to bring those numbers down with Power to Turn Hunger into Hope which collected a record-breaking $28,653.52 in 2021- providing over 114,000 nutritious meals to families in need within WRVEC’s five-county service territory.

The “Power to Turn Hunger into Hope” campaign runs annually throughout the month of October. All funds raised will support a dedicated pantry in each of our five counties and every dollar donated will provide four meals. Together, we have the power to turn hunger into hope!

2021 Food Drive Photo Album

2021 Food Drive

The drive will run throughout the month of October 2022.