Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Operation Food Search

Spent yesterday afternoon down at Operation Food Search, an area food bank, helping package donated food for distribution.

We worked on Operation Back Pack preparing about 150 "backpacks" for children attending St. Louis public schools to take home on the weekends. During the school week these kids are on subsidized food programs, however on the weekends they don't receive that support. These "backpacks" provide them a source of food during this gap.

We also sorted and re-packaged donations from area grocery stores and collection programs for general distribution. Removing compromised and out-of-date products from the stream, blacking out UPCs, and ensuring that each of the final boxes contained a broad assortment of products: proteins, carbs, fruits, vegetables, etc.

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