Healing Hunger. Strengthening Our Future.
Axes is a small, locally owned and operated physical therapy company serving our communities in the Greater St. Louis area. We’re fortunate to be able to offer our services at 17 locations, with the mission to help as many people as possible. Our profession is all about helping others and giving back. Through the service of physical and occupational therapy, we give our patients’ their livelihoods, lifestyles, and abilities back.
Since giving back is the fundamental reason that our organization exists, it was important to the ownership and staff of Axes Physical Therapy to make sure that we are doing all that we can to give back to the communities we love. In addition to our “Wear Jeans, Change Lives” initiative that raises funds for a different local charity each month, Axes also participates in several physical goods drives. Every November, we support Operation Food Search. From now through Thanksgiving Day, all 17 Axes facilities will serve as drop off destinations for donations.
Operation Food Search distributes more than $31 million worth of food and necessities each year to 330 community partners in 27 Missouri and Illinois counties. 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 on a monthly basis – one-third of whom are children – through a network of 330 community partners in 27 Missouri and Illinois counties.
Acceptable donations are as follows…
- Light Tuna & Salmon (canned & pouches) & Canned Chicken
- Soup, Chili, Stews with Meat/Beans (a meal in a can)
- Canned fruit (in natural juices)
- Diced Tomatoes, Tomato Paste, Canned Spaghetti Sauces
- Canned beans (low sodium appreciated)
- Instant Brown Rice, Whole Wheat Pasta Boxed Meal Kits
- Canned Vegetables
- Dried Spices: chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, basil Deodorant, Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
- (**No glass containers, cans/boxes only, no ramen noodles)
Hunger is a serious problem in the bi-state region, but it is solvable. With the help of our partners, volunteers and donors, we’re working together to build a healthier and more vibrant region. We are so grateful that you share this journey with us –one of hope and promise for families who need a helping hand at a very critical time in their lives.
Thank you for reading on and for your support – from awareness to donations – it’s all appreciated. With your help, together we can truly change the world.
Helping you is what we do… and we love doing it.
Learn more about Operation Food Search.