July 21, 2022

A Local Tasting Event Hosted by the OFS Friends Board, Benefiting Operation Backpack.

The OFS Friends Board hosts the annual Party for Packs every summer. Guests have the opportunity to sample delicious food and cocktails from local vendors, try their luck with raffles and—most importantly—support a great cause. Proceeds go to Operation Backpack, providing sacks of kid-friendly, shelf-stable food to get students through the weekend when school meals are not available.




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Local Vendors

Raising more than $30,000 to support Operation Backpack, this year’s event featured delicious food and cocktails from local vendors. Four Golden Ticket Raffle packages offered luxury weekend trips, spa treatments and a sports staycation.

At this year’s event, the Friends Board introduced The Vine, a networking group that provides opportunities to become more involved with Operation Food Search through fun social and volunteer activities.

2022 Event Friends Board Members

Alex Rich
Amanda Ruby
Barrett Feltmeier
Clayton Bax
Daniel Kloeckener
Grace Schneider

Julie Feltmeier
Katie Hebson
Katie Holtgrave
Katie Mueller
Kelly Cubellis
Madeleine Garbo
Mitch Meyer
Mitch Slattery

Rica Hendrix
Robbie Dealey
Scott Whitehill
Shelby Akos
Suzanne Hart
Tess Coyman

2022 Event Sponsors

Sponsor ($3,000)

Ernst and Young LLP

Friends ($1,000)

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer L.C.
PNC Foundation
Edward Jones

Tasting ($500)

Anders CPA and Advisors
Fox Smith, LLC
Mission Control
Peoples National Bank

2022 Event Vendors

4 Hands Brewing Co
Andy’s Frozen Custard
Chicken Out
Edera Italian Eatery

Hi-Pointe Drive-In
Hot Box Cookies
Old Bakery Beer
Pretzel Boys
Red Bull

Rockwell Beer Co
Sugarfire Smoke House
Switchgrass Spirits
Tropical Liqueurs
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

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