Washington University is partnering with Operation Food Search to coordinate the 6th annual PB&Joy University-Wide Food Drive, which runs April 7-19. Every pantry, kitchen and shelter affiliated with Operation Food Search sees a significant need for food during the summer months because St. Louis metro-area children are not in school where they receive at least two meals a day. The food collected during Washington University’s food drive will help supply much needed food for children over the summer months.
The PB&Joy University-Wide Food Drive has supported Operation Food Search’s efforts since 2011, and to date has collected nearly 60,000 pounds of food and nearly $45,000.
There are two easy ways for students, staff, and faculty to participate:
1. Donate food at a drop-off location near you: Simon Hall, Knight Hall or Knight Center. Kid-friendly foods are preferred and all food is welcome. No glass items, please!
Click here for most wanted foods
2. Make an online donation to Operation Food Search. Click here to make a secure, tax-deductible donation to Operation Food Search. Payment is by credit card, and every $5 donation allows Operation Food Search to provide 45 meals!
Click here to learn more about childhood hunger in St. Louis and opportunities to get involved beyond PB&Joy.