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OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

The Ozark Food Pantry has remained opened to serve our Clients throughout the COVID-19 Crisis. We follow the Guidelines of the CDC, State, and Local Authorities.

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WE ARE COMMITTED TO SERVE

As we continue to strive to keep our Clients and Staff safe and healthy, we practice Social Distancing. We have switched our Distributions from a "Client Choice" model to a "Drive Through" Distribution.

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AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC, TWO OF OUR MAJOR SUPPLIERS ASKED US WHAT WE WERE GOING TO DO. OUR PRESIDENT RESPONDED BY TELLING THEM THAT WE WOULD BE RIGHT HERE, DOING WHAT WE DO BEST FOR AS LONG AS THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS.

AS OTHER FOOD PANTRIES SHUT DOWN, WE NOT ONLY REMAINED OPEN BUT WE WERE ABLE TO SERVE THEIR CLIENTS WHEN WE WERE CALLED UPON TO DO SO.

                                                       WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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