St. Louis, MO, June 16, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The Battlegrounds, St. Louis’ only permanent mud run and obstacle course, recently held its ninth bi-annual race and collected 1,585 pounds of food for Operation Food Search. The donation is valued at more than $2,600 and represents enough food to feed 396 people for one day. In addition to the canned food drive, proceeds from The Battlegrounds race totaled a $4,000 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 race had more than 2,700 runners who truly stepped up to help our charitable partner,” said The Battlegrounds’ owner Carl Bolm. “We appreciate their support for such an invaluable organization, and we feel honored to have assisted in the fight to feed the area’s hungry.”
Operation Food Search (OFS) is a hunger relief organization that provides food and nutrition education. Founded in 1981, OFS helps feed more than 200,000 individuals on a monthly basis – one-third of which are children – through a network of 330 community partners in 31 Missouri and Illinois counties, as well as in the city of St. Louis.
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.