Call Newspapers sponsors south county USO Operation October food drive


The Call Newspapers team with the thousands of donations from south county for the USO for Thanksgiving 2017.

Please join your local banks, credit unions and Call Newspapers in an effort to fill the wish list below for military families this Thanksgiving as part of the USO of Missouri’s sixth annual Operation October food drive.
The monthlong October drive provides Thanksgiving meals — everything except a turkey — for active military families in south county and across the state.
In 2017, volunteers assembled over 2,100 baskets to provide Thanksgiving dinners for military families. Call Newspapers, along with participating area banks, credit unions and the Call’s readers contributed to the most successful community food drive in the 35-year history of the USO of Missouri.
“We are looking forward to your help in exceeding that tremendous effort in 2018,” Call Publisher Debbie Baker said.

Check out photos from the Call Newspapers team that sorted the thousands of donations last year below.

Visit any location listed below as often as you like through Oct. 27 to drop off wish-list items to fill baskets for the troops’ homecoming this Thanksgiving.
Drive ends Oct. 27

• Box pie crust mix
(please no frozen or pre-made crusts)

• Can Libby Pumpkin Pie Mix

• 14 oz. Can Cranberry Sauce

• Cans Turkey Gravy
(Please no glass jars or packets)

• 13-16 oz. box instant mashed potatoes

• 28 oz. can green beans

• 16 oz. can sweet


• 6 oz. box stuffing mix

• 12 oz. can evaporated milk


Dropoff locations:

63123 – Affton/ Green Park

Call Newspapers

9977 Lin Ferry Dr.

Enterprise Bank

5721 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

Regions Bank

5600 S. Lindbergh Blvd.


63125 – Lemay

American Eagle Credit Union

3805 Union Road

Century Credit Union

1540 Lemay Ferry Road

Midwest BankCentre

2191 Lemay Ferry Road

Midwest BankCentre

6969 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

Montgomery Bank

3808 Union Road


63126 – Crestwood

American Eagle Credit Union

9895 Watson Road 

BMO Harris Bank

9206 Watson Road

Commerce Bank

10010 Watson Road

First Community Credit Union

9550 Watson Road



63127 – Sunset Hills

Bank of America

10230 Watson Road

BMO Harris Bank

3701 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

Enterprise Bank

3890 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

Midland States Bank

11670 Gravois Road

Midwest Regional Bank


63128 – Concord

Commerce Bank 

4100 Rusty Road

FCB South County Bank

12000 Tesson Ferry Road


63129 – Oakville

Bank of America

4495 Lemay Ferry Road

First Community Credit Union 

4527 Telegraph Road

Fortune Bank 

6121 Telegraph Road

Patriot Credit Union 

4343 Telegraph Road

Midwest BankCentre 

5575 Telegraph Road


62236 – Columbia, Illinois

Midland States Bank 

200 Quarry Road


63010 – Arnold

American Eagle Credit Union

1334 Jeffco Blvd.

Century Credit Union

3920 Jeffco Blvd.

Enterprise Bank

3944 Vogel Road


63119 – Webster Groves

First Bank

7495 Watson Road

Montgomery Bank

1229 S. Laclede Station Road


63122 – Kirkwood

Enterprise Bank

1052 S. Kirkwood Road