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Big League Impact and Operation Food Search

COUNTRY Financial and St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright team up to feed hungry kids

Food drive hosted by COUNTRY Financial® brings Big League Impact to the effort to strike out child hunger in St. Louis area

July 11, 2017

COUNTRY Financial® is teaming up with St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright’s Big League Impact to assist Operation Food Search and feed children in the St. Louis area.

The organizations are teaming up to collect “kid-friendly,” shelf-stable food items at COUNTRY Financial office locations in O’Fallon and Kirkwood. Donations will be distributed in backpacks in ten school districts to children who are living at or below the poverty line.

“One in four kids in the St. Louis area don’t know where their next meal is coming from. That’s enough hungry kids—right here in our community—to fill Busch Stadium up four times,” said Wainwright. “If kids are hungry at school they aren’t in the best position to learn and grow. This is a simple way we can make an impact on these kids’ lives.”

Each person donating food items at the COUNTRY Financial offices, from July 11 to July 28, will be entered to win an opportunity to throw out a ceremonial First Pitch and four tickets to an upcoming Cardinals game at Busch Stadium.

Wainwright will make an appearance at both locations on July 28 to thank fans for donating and draw the winning names in the First Pitch contest.

“A lack of nutrition should never create a barrier in a child’s life,” said Elias Corpas, agency manager at COUNTRY Financial. “It’s a tremendous opportunity to partner with Adam and Big League Impact to decrease the burden of childhood hunger.”

Collection points

O’Fallon - 2530 State Hwy K

Kirkwood - 200 S. Kirkwood Rd. #130

More information

Adam Wainwright will draw the winning names of the First Pitch contest at on July 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in O'Fallon and 11:45 a.m. in Kirkwood. Times subject to change.

About Big League Impact

Founded in 2013 by St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright and his brother Trey Wainwright, Big League Impact Inc., is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives, restore dignity and instill hope in our local communities and around the globe. To date, Big League Impact has raised over $1.4 million dollars with over $600,000 of that coming into the St. Louis region and benefitting organizations, including Operation Food Search.

About COUNTRY Financial®

The COUNTRY Financial® group ( serves about one million households and businesses throughout the United States. It offers a wide range of financial products and services from auto, home, business and life insurance to retirement planning services, investment management and annuities.