ST. LOUIS, Mo. (Jan. 25, 2017) – One in six people in Missouri, and an alarming one in five children, do not have access to sufficient food to meet their needs, according to Feeding America and No Kid Hungry. Employees at The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) took a stand to help struggling families make ends meet by donating food, supplies and money to assist children, the elderly and the disabled in southeast Missouri. In total, employees collected more than 4,000 food items and $5,000 for local churches, schools and community initiatives.

“Supporting the communities where we live and work is incredibly important to our employees and to our company,” said Mark Coomes, vice president of human resources and community relations at Doe Run. “Our employees know the challenges facing some of their neighbors, especially during the winter months. We hope that our support of local agencies who are on the frontline fighting poverty can help ensure that people have the resources they need to meet their family’s needs.”

Doe Run’s Southeast Missouri Mining and Milling Division (SEMO), Central Lab, and Exploration departments collected 4,375 food items to benefit the Bunker Food Pantry, A Plus CDS and Disabled Citizens Alliance for Independence. Employees also contributed supplies for the elderly, such as paper products, dietary supplements, smoke detectors and non-slip bath mats. Each SEMO facility, along with contract workers from Woodard Curran, also adopted families to provide them with holiday gifts and other essentials.

The Resource Recycling facility in Boss, Missouri, collected donations to benefit the Backpack Buddies school supply program, contributing $500 each to Bunker, Lesterville, Salem, Steelville and Viburnum elementary schools to purchase school supplies, food, clothing and hygiene items for area children in need. Employees at Resource Recycling also collected $500 for the Shriners Transportation Fund, which helps transport children with medical needs to the hospital for treatment. In addition, Doe Run’s Metals Division donated $820 in gift certificates to local churches to use in their community food baskets.

About The Doe Run Company

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and a global provider of lead, copper and zinc concentrates. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling centers, located in Boss, Missouri, and mines from one of the world’s largest lead mining districts, also in Missouri. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit and