Upcoming Events

At this time, with our community in mind, we are postponing our 70’s themed chili/BINGO fundraiser, Chilingo. We look forward to having a groovy time with you at a later date. Once a new date has been scheduled, we will share it. Thanks for your......

Previous Events

Do you work for an organization working to reduce poverty, strengthen communities, and make Southwest Missouri a better place to live and thrive? Come be part of the conversation each month at R.U.N. In January: hear about the People’s Pantry, find out how networking with 417......

When: Saturday, Dec. 14 from 7am – 7pm Where: Alice 95.5 Studio in the Tower Shopping Center, corner of Glenstone and Sunshine in Springfield From the Alice 95.5 website: One of the leading causes of homelessness in our community is when a family reaches an......

Due to a great response and love of mac & cheese, we are sold out for the first annual OACAC MO Mac & Cheese Fest on Saturday, Nov. 23. We are also fully staffed with volunteers. WOW! Because we are sold out, we won’t be......

Happy anniversary to Carl Rosenkranz, who 45 years ago today – also on a Wednesday – started his new post as Executive Director with Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC). Carl moved from Massachusetts to become a VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America). He worked......

Do you love Monopoly? Don’t miss the 11th Annual Ozark Mountain Monopoly Tournament on October 12, 2019 at the Best Western Branson Inn & Conference Center, next to Silver Dollar City. This event draws players from around the country, in benefit of the OACAC Stone......

National Weatherization Day is an opportunity to highlight the important work performed by the Energy Department’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). In recognition, the community is invited to attend a live demonstration of weatherization measures from an OACAC crew. This free event is open to the......

All the cheesy, creamy delicious mac & cheese you can dream of will be under one roof at Relics Event Center this November. It’s sure to be a “gouda” time! From the deliciously classic to the wildly creative, there will be no shortage of varieties......

Do you love Monopoly? Don’t miss the 11th Annual Ozark Mountain Monopoly Tournament on October 12, 2019 at the Best Western Branson Inn & Conference Center, next to Silver Dollar City. This event draws players from around the country, in benefit of the OACAC Stone......

Queen City Shout starts today, August 21 and runs through Sunday. This five day multistage, multimedia extravaganza is Springfield’s largest annual festival celebrating area music, film & art, all to benefit poverty relief in the Ozarks through several organizations, including OACAC. Venues include White River,......