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Sunny Schaefer

Operation Food Search

314-726-5355 ext. 11

July 23, 2007

Schnucks and Clorox Raise Money for Operation Food Search

ST. LOUIS - In a recent fundraiser for St. Louis-based Operation Food Search (OFS), Schnuck Markets, Inc. and Clorox helped customers raise $12,000 in the "Stock Up, Help Out" campaign.

The funds will be presented at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2007 at West End Mount Carmel, 5935 Horton Place, 63112. The mission of the West End Mt. Carmel Community Outreach Center, led by Director Felicia Campell, is to create and provide opportunities for children, youth and families from all walks of life to succeed academically, spiritually and holistically with the specific focus on those who are exposed to at-risk communities/activities.

The program, which ran from April 30, 2007 to June 3, 2007, was tied to specific Clorox products that offered a 25-cent donation to OFS with each purchase. Operation Food Search Executive Director Sunny Schaefer said, "The Clorox donation will help us get food to people who need it most. The donation is especially important for children who don't have access to school lunches in the summer months."

Schnucks is the area's leading donor to Operation Food Search contributing more than 3.3 million pounds of food in 2006. "We are grateful to Clorox and to our customers for their support of the 'Stock Up' program," said Schnucks Category Manager Steve Fahrig. "Their contributions will go a long way toward helping the agencies of Operation Food Search bring food to the tables of families in our community."

Established in 1981 to address the growing problem of hunger, Operation Food Search has become the largest distributor of free food in the bi-state area helping to feed the region's poor. Operation Food Search distributes more than one million pounds of food and household items to 300 community partner agencies that in turn feed 100,000 poor people every single month. Nearly half the recipients are children. The OFS service area includes 30 Illinois and Missouri counties surrounding the city of St. Louis.

Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets Inc. operates 101 stores (including five Logli stores) and 98 pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

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Editor's Note: All media are invited to the check presentation at West End Mount Carmel

5935 Horton Place (63112)

Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 10 a.m.