The Moonrise boutique hotel loves our home base, St. Louis. And we always strive to give back to our stellar city in whatever way we can. That’s why when it came time for our annual New Year’s Eve party last month, we once again took the opportunity to start the new year off right.
Instead of requiring an expensive ticket or cover charge for entry, we simply asked for a donation of $5 or two canned goods to benefit one of our amazing local charity partners, Operation Food Search. Thanks to all the sensational St. Louisans that joined our celebration, we were able to donate over $1,000 and a truck-load of food to Operation Food Search!
Why We Do It
The Moonrise has partnered with Operation Food Search on numerous occasions over the years in support of their efforts. Why? Because food insecurity is a harsh reality that impacts many in our community. 1 in every 6 individuals struggles with poverty and hunger in the region. One in four children goes to bed hungry in the St. Louis bi-state area. These are upsetting statistics that OFS is working to change.
330 community partners in Missouri and Illinois receive more than 35 million dollars worth of food and necessities from them. As an organization, they provide food to over 200,000 individuals every month, about a third of whom are children. That’s a lot of people to feed! And that’s why every little bit of help makes a big difference. For every dollar donated to the organization, 98 cents goes directly to their programs and services. If you’re interested in lending a helping hand too, read more about Operation Food Search here, find opportunities to volunteer, make a monetary donation or donate supplies.
The Moonrise is dedicated to making efforts to improve our corner of the universe every day. From our commitment to being an eco-friendly hotel, to our pet-friendly hotel policy and efforts to support animal adoption, to our support of OFS and other local charities, we always endeavor to make our planet a better place for everyone to live!