February 26, 2014
Eric Donovan Sage

Donate to SVA Food Drive

The Student Veterans Association is partnering with Operation Food Search to collect donations through Monday, March 10.

Operation Food Search logoSaint Louis University's Student Veterans Association (SVA) will host a campus-wide food drive in conjunction with local food bank, Operation Food Search.

The drive will continue until Monday, March 10. The SVA encourages the entire SLU community to participate in the food drive.

"There's a critical need for food this time of year," said Eric Sage, SVA vice president. "Donations at Operation Food Search get depleted after the holidays. They really need everyone's support in order to continue to make a difference in our community."

Most needed items are:

  • boxes of instant oatmeal packets
  • canned beans (all varieties)
  • canned chicken
  • canned chili
  • canned fruit (in natural juices)
  • canned pasta with meat
  • canned ravioli
  • canned tuna (packed in water)
  • canned vegetables

The drive will only take cans; glass containers will not be accepted.

To drop off donations, stop by any of the collection points in the student residence halls, Busch Student Center, John Cook School of Business or DuBourg Hall.

Operation Food Search is a St. Louis-area food bank that distributes food — free of charge — to feed the disadvantaged and hungry. Established in 1981 to tackle the growing problem of hunger, Operation Food Search now feeds approximately 150,000 people every single month — more than a third of these recipients are children.

Each month, Operation Food Search distributes more than 2.75 million pounds of food and necessities to 220 food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters across 28 counties in St. Louis and Illinois.

For more information, contact Eric Sage at esage1@slu.edu.

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