Operation Food Search Markets 40-Year Anniversary with Dierbergs Markets

Dierbergs donates an overall total of more than $50 million worth of product to the St. Louis nonprofit

Online PR News – 30-January-2020 – St. Louis, MO – Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, recently celebrated its 40-year partnership with Dierbergs Markets. Employees volunteered at OFS, packing boxes of food donations. All of the packed food was purchased and delivered to OFS by Dierbergs.

During the 40-year partnership, Dierbergs has donated more than $50 million worth of product and given $865,000 in monetary contributions.

“Our agency would not be able to sustain our level of community support without the assistance of Dierbergs Markets,” said OFS’s Executive Director Kristen Wild. “Their organization has played a crucial role in our expansion over the past 40 years, and we look forward to our ongoing partnership and all that it will achieve for St. Louis.”

“Ensuring that members of our communities don’t go hungry is a very high priority to Dierbergs,” said Dierbergs Markets’ Vice President and Secretary Laura Dierberg Padousis. “Having our associates get involved to learn more about our partnership with OFS and the impact we make together is certainly a special opportunity.”

Founded in 1981, Operation Food Search (OFS) is a hunger relief organization that provides free food, nutrition education and innovative programs proven to reduce food insecurity. With a strategic focus aimed at ending childhood hunger, OFS empowers families and increases access to healthy and affordable food. The agency provides food and services to nearly 200,000 individuals on a monthly basis – one-third of whom are children – through a network of 330 community partners in 30 Missouri and Illinois counties. For more information, call (314) 726-5355 or visit www.OperationFoodSearch.org.