Dierbergs Supports Operation Backpack

Dierbergs Supports Operation Backpack

Dierbergs Associates stuffing pre-holiday backpacks with foods collected from a food drive supporting Operation Backpack, a weekend food assistance program run by Operation Food Search.
Dierbergs Associates stuffing pre-holiday backpacks with foods collected from a food drive supporting Operation Backpack, a weekend food assistance program run by Operation Food Search.


Dierbergs and Its Customers Donate More Than 10,000 Cans of Food to Support Operation Backpack for Kids

For Immediate Release: January 2, 2015

Dierbergs Markets recently delivered more than 10,000 cans of food to Operation Backpack, Operation Food Search’s (OFS) program designed to decrease the burden of childhood hunger in the metro St. Louis area.

Dierbergs’ customers purchased and donated requested canned foods in the fall, and OFS took delivery in December when Associates from Dierbergs Corporate offices arrived to help stuff backpacks.

The Operation Backpack program is a weekend food assistance program for kids. In the metro St. Louis service area, over 170,000 children live at or below the federal poverty level – a condition that almost always equates to missed meals and hunger. On Fridays, or the last day of school before the weekend or holiday vacations, participating children discreetly receive a backpack loaded with nutritious, easy-to-prepare foods. Children return the empty backpacks to school on Mondays to be refilled for the following weekend.

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Media Contacts:
Todd E. Vasel
Dierbergs Markets, Inc.
(636)812-1323 (o)
(314)566-5516 (c)
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