Calling All Businesses/Organizations: Operation Feed 2017 Wants You -

Calling All Businesses/Organizations: Operation Feed 2017 Wants You

Operation Feed begins May 15. It is the most productive, critical food/funds drive of the year for feeding households in need.

For the past 20 years, Operation Feed has yielded millions of meals collectively during the summer time when food insecurity is high because schools close so kids don't have access to free breakfast and lunch.

In short, Op Feed involves encouraging places of business and organizations, including churches, to conduct their own workplace donation drives. Last year, over 100 workplaces competed in Op Feed.

There’s no cost to participate and employees reliably enjoy not just making a difference with their collections, but the friendly competition that is included as workplaces are pitted against other ones with similar-sized number of employees.  

Op Feed participants are also typically motivated to get in the fight against hunger through creative incentives at work.

“Participants have found this drive to be both satisfying and also a lot of fun,” says David Stephens, Mid-South Food Bank community relations manager. “We’ve had businesses that have held raffles for the employees who collect the most food or funds; we’ve had employees who have had competitive, skilled games like putting contests; we’ve also seen workplaces where incentives have been dress-down days.

“Each office can plan what works best for them.”

Operation Feed runs May 15 thru July 28. Participants can conduct donation drives at their own schedule during that time frame. Op Feed award winners are announced during a finale banquet.  For more information about Operation Feed contact David Stephens at

To learn more and to register go to

Posted by Andrew Bell at 10:40 AM
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