Saturday, November 17, 2012
Buy your annual holiday cards from a local charity this year.
Every holiday season, families across the country send cards to their loved ones, filling them in on the last year and wishing them a happy new one. For families planning to buy holiday cards this year, nonprofit organizations around the area are offering unique cards that benefit their missions. That way, each card sends holiday cheer while supporting a worthy cause. Here is our round-up of holiday cards for charity. Operation Food Search Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Our Little Haven Saint Louis Zoo Is your non-profit organization selling cards this holiday season? Add your photo and information to the story by clicking the Upload Pictures and Video button.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Nov. 15 meal will benefit the No Kid Hungry Campaign.
Operation Food Search (OFS) is hosting a collaborative six-course meal that pairs food from talented local chefs with top area microbreweries’ artisan beers at a benefit to help end childhood hunger. The OFS inaugural “Brewtopian Dinner” will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday Nov. 15, at City Cottage on Chouteau (formerly King Louie’s and Revival), 3800 Chouteau in Midtown St. Louis. For more information, please call (314) 726-5355 ext. 23. At the Brewtopian Dinner, guests will enjoy a delicious and unique six-course fall meal featuring beer as an ingredient in each course, with special beer pairings under the direction of chefs from Catering St. Louis, The Melting Pot, Operation Food Search, Nico, The Beerhouse at River City Casino, and Kakao …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Operation Food Search wants to ensure that children get fed throughout the summer months.
Summer vacation. For most children those are two of the sweetest words in their vocabulary. Nothing could be better than having week upon week stretch before you with no worries whatsoever. But unfortunately that’s not the case for all our community’s children. For thousands of children in the St. Louis region, summer vacation adds one huge worry. Summer vacation means not having enough to eat. The thousands of children that Operation Food Search serves are kids who, September through June, wake up every weekday morning knowing that today at least they will be able to have a nourishing breakfast and a hot lunch, courtesy of their school lunch or breakfast program. But during the summer it’s a much different story. These children open their…
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
As the economy continues to lag, food pantries see the need go up as contributions and volunteers are harder to come by.
The biggest food pantry donations of the year have come and gone with the holidays, but the need to help feed the hungry is year-round, and in past years, growing. Hundreds of area food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens serve people directly. They get their food from various sources, and the biggest of those are two area food banks. Operation Food Search and The St. Louis Area Food Bank works with donors like General Mills, taking in truckloads of food, which is distributed to outlets in the metro area and beyond. Operation Food Search serves 130,000 people through 265 outlets each month, according to executive director, Sunny Schaefer. She said 30-40 percent more people are coming to them for help. “It really stated at the beginning of…