Breaking News
More () »

Week 9: Help 5 On Your Side ‘Tackle Hunger’ with Parkway West and Rockwood Summit

So far this season, Tackle Hunger has helped collect $35,565 pounds of donated food for Operation Food Search.
Credit: KSDK

FENTON, Mo. — We are into the second half of the high school season, and 5 On Your Side’s “Tackle Hunger” initiative has continued to make an impact in the community. 

Next week’s matchup showcases the Parkway West Longhorns at Rockwood Summit. 

The Parkway West Longhorns are coming in at 5-3 overall and 2-2 in the district, and the Rockwood Summit Falcons are 7-1 overall. 

Both teams will not only go head-to-head on the field during Week 9 but also off the field in an effort to collect as many pounds of non-perishable food items as possible. 

They are competing for Operation Food Search, which ensures all St. Louis area children, individuals and families have the food they need to live healthy lives, as part of our “Tackle Hunger” initiative in partnership with Neighbors Credit Union

“Tackle Hunger,” is a partnership with sponsor Neighbors Credit Union to help support Operation Food Search as part of KSDK 5 On Your Side’s GIVE 75 campaign. 

RELATED: Week 7: Help 5 On Your Side 'Tackle Hunger' with Hazelwood Central and Ladue

Each week, the food drive will travel to two schools in the St. Louis area that are set to play against each other in a football game at the end of the week. 

The schools are challenged to see which one can collect the most non-perishable food items over five days. 

So far this season, the initiative has helped collect a total of $35,565 pounds of food for Operation Food Search. "Tackle Hunger" received a total of $942 in monetary donations. The total value is worth $62,238.75 which will provide quality nutrition to 8,891 people for one day.

The running total also includes food donations at Neighbors Credit Union locations. In addition, the total includes monetary and food donations that have been collected at games. 

All of the food collected will be shared with families at no cost.

Viewers can pitch in by making a monetary donation online or by dropping off food items at Operation Food Search’s warehouse located at 1644 Lotsie Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132. 

The GIVE 75 campaign started this summer as a way to support organizations in St. Louis and is doing hard work to improve the community. 

5 On Side’s Project 5 received a $75,000 grant from the TEGNA Foundation and distributed the money among 10 selected organizations. 

The Longhorns will face off against the Falcons at 7:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at Rockwood Summit High School in Fenton.

To watch 5 On Your Side broadcasts or reports 24/7, 5 On Your Side is always streaming on 5+. Download for free on Roku or Amazon Fire TV.

Before You Leave, Check This Out