St. Louis, MO, June 02, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The Battlegrounds, St. Louis’ only permanent mud run and obstacle course, recently held its eighth race and collected 2,191 pounds of food for Operation Food Search. The donation is valued at more than $3,700 and represents enough food to feed 548 people for one day. In addition to the canned food drive, proceeds from The Battlegrounds race totaled a $9,000 donation to the organization.
The canned food was sent to Agape Ministry of Warren County, which feeds approximately 1,000 Warren County residents each month at its food pantries located in Warrenton and Wright City.
“This was our biggest race ever, and we donated four times the amount of canned goods we collected at our last race,” said The Battlegrounds’ owner Carl Bolm. “We are so proud of our racers and our company for supporting such a worthwhile organization.”
Operation Food Search was established in 1981 to address the growing problem of hunger in the St. Louis area. The organization helps feed and provide personal care items to more than 200,000 individuals every month through 325 community partner agencies. One third of the people served are children.
The Battlegrounds is located at 11008 Schreckengast Rd. in Wright City, Mo. next to Cedar Lake Cellars winery and event venue. For more information, call (314) 569-3005 ext. 114.