Retiree Volunteers to Support Food Justice Initatives

Ozzie OhlOzzie Ohl is a retired marketing consultant from Mason City, Iowa who is using his free time to give back to his community. This week, Volunteer Iowa is excited to honor all of the work he’s done for the Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank as our “What’s Your 50?” Volunteer.

This month, Ozzie will have accrued over 1,000 hours with Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank since he began volunteering with them in 2011. During this time, Ozzie has been able to raise over $317,000 for the food bank to relocate to a new, more convenient building, as well as purchase a new van. Because of this, the food bank is able to serve more families and now serves about 1,800 individuals a month. He also devotes his time as a public relations volunteer who spreads the important work that Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank does for the community, enabling them to gain more resources, volunteers and clients.

In addition to all his work with the food bank, Ozzie has helped raise funds for a new dog park, a sledding hill in southern Mason City, helped orchestrate efforts to install playground equipment in West Park, and was a vital part of the effort to make Mason City into a Blue Zones Community. Ozzie enjoys getting things done for his community and relishes the opportunity to work with others who share his passion for service. Ozzie is a perfect example of what it means to be a true advocate for his community, and for the state of Iowa.

Thank you for your service, Ozzie!

What’s your 50? Learn more about the Governor’s Call to Service, and to find volunteer whatsyour50-BUG-final-high-resopportunities statewide. 

Can you nominate someone to be one of our 50 Faces of Volunteers? Fill out this quick spotlight form and help us recognize outstanding volunteers in Iowa.


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