Give A Day Volunteers Get Busy

One of the most rewarding things many students do while attending Forest is participating in Give A Day events.

This past weekend several students including Kailey Patton and Jamie Bell participated in the Ozarks Food Harvest Soup Cook-Off.

"It was a fun experience. I knew I was helping a great local organization provide food for the residents of Springfield," said Patton. "It was a great reminder of whatever you can give or donate, whether it be time, money or a can of food, can help people."

More than 500 community members sampled soups and stews at the 2nd annual Harvest Soup Cook-off at the Greater Springfield Farmers’ Market on Saturday.


"I served Millie's Sweet Potato Soup to hundreds of community members at the Soup Cook-Off," said Bell.


Overall, more than 1,000 pounds of food was collected and a total of $1,747.04.

So, what is Give A Day?

Give-A-Day is a volunteer program that gives students, faculty and staff a chance to volunteer their time and efforts to local organizations one day a month. The goal is to get the Forest community involved with various organizations around the Springfield area.

All you have to do is show up and volunteer!

Upcoming opportunities:

Ozarks Food Harvest
October 29th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Sign-up in the Library.

Give Thanks Walk for St. Jude
November 19th at 9:00am
Join the Forest Institute team or make a donation to our team by clicking here.
It's free to join our team of walkers. 

Pictures from this weekend's Give A Day Event

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