Operation Food Search's Shop Out Hunger Day

August 03, midnight

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Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, will host its 9th annual Shop Out Hunger Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The region-wide food drive is held to restock the shelves of both its distribution center located at 1644 Lotsie Blvd. and its 220 community partner agencies.

Volunteers will be staffed outside of more than 140 locally owned grocery stores – including Dierbergs, Schnucks, and Straub’s – collecting non-perishable food items and donations that will stay in each store’s community. OFS teams up with numerous community partners including Franklin County Hunger Task Force, Jefferson County Hunger Task Force, St. Charles Community Council, and area food pantries across 12 counties.

Volunteers are needed to greet customers and collect donations at various grocery store partners located in Missouri (Jefferson, Franklin, St. Charles, Warren, Lincoln, St. Francois, St. Louis Counties, and St. Louis City) and Illinois (St. Clair, Marion, Jackson, and Madison Counties). For further details on volunteering or donating food, call (314) 726-5355 or visit www.operationfoodsearch.org.