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    Scouting for Food Raises More Than $21,000 for Operation Food Search

    Published on January 15, 2021

    St. Louis, Mo.: Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, recently received $21,473 from the Boy Scouts and its annual Scouting for Food drive.  This year’s event was modified due to the current pandemic, and monetary donations were handled through its “text to give” campaign.  Lion’s Choice, which served as a drop-off site for non-perishable food items at its 24 restaurants, collected 21,305 food items for the nonprofit.

    “This year was an important year to see our Scouting for Food drive be a success, even if we had to alter the design of the drive,” said Suzie Voss, Director of Cub Scout Camping & Activities at the Boy Scouts of America’s Greater St. Louis Area Council.  “We are so excited to have partnered with Operation Food Search and look forward to increasing our impact in 2021.”

    “This year’s food drive looked very different compared to those in the past, but the Boy Scouts expertly shifted their efforts to make this annual event a success,” said Operation Food Search Executive Director Kristen Wild.  “We appreciate the efforts of both the Boy Scouts and Lion’s Choice for helping to answer the immediate need of our community.  Their impact resonates for those who are experiencing food insecurity during this extremely difficult time.”