In honor of Food Day 2012, Operation Food Search is hosting a pop up lunch between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at its distribution center at 6282 Olive in University City, prepared by Chef John Johnson from River City Casino and Lumière Place Casino and Hotels.
Brown bag to-go lunches are available while supplies last for a $10 donation to No Kid Hungry, an awareness and advocacy campaign to end childhood hunger.
For more information, or to pre-order lunch, contact Karen Klaus at (314) 726-5355, extension 23 or karen.klaus@OperationFoodSearch.org.
Lunch options include:
- Chilled shrimp po'boy, spicy pecan brittle mayo, creole potato salad, Louisiana
- Missouri hickory smoked turkey club, pickled cucumber and tomatoes, gooey
- butter cookie
- Avocado grinder, artichoke antipasto, steel oat raisin cookie
The public is also welcome to tour Operation Food Search’s distribution center between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. during Food Day and/or drop in to stuff backpacks with food for Operation Backpack, a program that provides food for the weekend to children at risk for hunger.
Other volunteer opportunities will be available that day for a variety of projects. For more information, visit www.OperationFoodSearch.org
About Operation Food Search
Operation Food Search was established in 1981 to address the growing problem of hunger and has since become the largest distributor of free food in the bi-state area. The organization distributes more than two million pounds of food and household items to 250 community partner agencies which in turn feed 140,000 poor people each month, nearly one-third of whom are children.
For every dollar donated by individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations, Operation Food Search provides $22 worth of food and nutrition services to support the hungry.
About No Kid Hungry
No Kid Hungry is a nationwide anti-hunger advocacy campaign embraces the goal to end childhood hunger by 2015. Operation Food Search is a No Kid Hungry ally. Local efforts include engaging a growing network of supporters and programs to feed hungry children, being a voice for our most vulnerable citizens, and helping to break down barriers that prevent children from accessing the food they need.