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.
Last year 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 last year’s drive and ongoing concerns about COVID-19, we have decided to hold the food drive virtually again this year. The “Power to Turn Hunger into Hope” campaign will run 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.
Please join us by donating and sharing this event with your family, friends, and social media followers. We are hoping for another record-breaking year that reminds us that together, we have the power to turn hunger into hope!