Dierbergs Markets Kicks Off Annual Hunger Never Takes a Holiday Food Donation Program


ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Novembeer 22, 2023 – From holiday essentials to family favorites, Dierbergs not only has what customers need this holiday season, they are partnering with customers again this year to provide meals to those at risk of hunger through Operation Food Search in the Greater St. Louis area and neighboring counties and Hope House in Osage Beach.

Now through January 1, 2024, customers who shop in-store at Dierbergs can purchase a virtual food donation bag at checkout, which will provide a nutritious meal for a family.
- $5 donation will provide a nutritious meal for two people.
- $10 donation will provide a nutritious meal for four people.

"More than 44 million Americans, including over 200,000 in the St. Louis area, are impacted by food insecurity. Programs like Hunger Never Takes a Holiday are extremely important this time of year." said Laura Dierberg Padousis, Executive Vice President at Dierbergs. "The holidays are a time to come together and help each other. Food insecurity is a big problem, but together we can solve it.” Last year Dierbergs Markets donated more than $2.1 million in food to Operation Food Search, helping to provide nutritious food for our neighbors in need.

Customers can also make an open-ended donation when they checkout in-store, they can round up their sale or make a designated dollar donation.

Additionally, Dierbergs Rewards Members can donate their Rewards points through the Dierbergs App or by logging into their Rewards account at Dierbergs.com/Rewards. Every 1,500 Reward points donated equals a $1 donation to Operation Food Search..


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About Dierbergs Markets
Dierbergs Markets is a privately owned, family-run business in its 4th generation of leadership. Originating in 1854 with its first location on Olive Street Road, it has grown to 27 stores primarily in the St. Louis region, with two stores in Illinois, and one in the Ozarks. In addition, there are two plant facilities: a Central Bakery, Central Kitchen, and a Produce Row warehouse which supports the store operations. Dierbergs currently has over 3,500 Associates company-wide who share in our 169-year history and uphold our reputation built on hard work, personal service and a commitment to meeting the growing needs of our area through Community service. Follow Dierbergs on social @dierbergs.


About Operation Food Search (OFS)
Founded in 1981, Operation Food Search (OFS) is a hunger relief organization that provides free food, nutrition education and innovative programs proven to reduce food insecurity. With a strategic focus aimed at ending childhood hunger, OFS empowers families and increases access to healthy and affordable food. The agency provides food and services to 200,000 individuals monthly – one-third of whom are children – through a network of 330 community partners in 42 Missouri and Illinois counties.


About Hope House
Hope House of Miller County provides local emergency assistance to those in need. Hope House is located in Lake Ozark, MO and serves those at risk of hunger through their food pantry.


Jamie Collins
collinsj @ dierbergs.com


Photo of a little dark-haired girl with big dark eyes who could be helped with your donation over a purple bar with "Hunger Never Takes a Holiday".