quality of life for the people of Hickory County
and Notes from Hickory County CARES
As we look at the future and consider our needs to
continue to serve our clients, the board of Hickory County CARES
voted to amend our bylaws to increase the number of board
members to eleven.. Norman Shaddox and Warren Olinger were
elected to fill the two new board positions. It has already been
announced in the Index that we were awarded a $5000 grant from
the Catholic Campaign for Human Development of the Diocese of
Jefferson City and we just received $500 from the Lion’s club.
This money comes at a very good time as the inventory at Ozarks
Food Harvest is very low and consequently we have had to buy
more food locally at a higher cost.
The annual meeting of all the food pantries served by the Ozarks
Food Harvest will be June 18 in Springfield. We have been asked
to make a presentation about how we have come so far so fast and
how we have been able to involve over 13 churches in support of
Hickory County CARES... How do you explain a miracle? The
generosity of our community both monetarily and volunteering to
work at the pantry has been beyond explanation. Every time the
shelves become empty we receive food donations and when our
money was short we received more money. Hickory County CARES is
a community based nonprofit; but, we are supported by over 13
churches of all denominations from our faith community... I
believe we are witnessing a miracle in Hickory County...
Hickory County CARES food pantry served 341 households in April.
We had over 300 volunteer hours again this month. Thank you
to all of our volunteers.
The can collection at the Rendezvous netted the pantry 486 cans of
annual Postal carrier’s food collection on May 12 netted over 600
pounds of food for Hickory County CARES. Thank you to everyone who
contributed to these two events.
in the Lucas oil Speedway business Expo on Saturday, May 12. Thank
you to Norm Shaddox, Wanda Cable, Sandy Rash, and Ginger Hammond
for donating the items we sold and raffled.
Our application for the 501(c)3 was finally approved by the IRS
and we received our certificate letter last week. A big thank you
to our treasurer, Ginger Hammond, who worked with Congresswoman
Hartzler and Janna Worsham, one of her staff members, to get the
IRS to fast track our application..
house was quite successful and we were able to meet approximately
100 of our supporters.
meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at Pomme
De Terre United Methodist Church at Carson’s Corner and they are
open to the public.