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Helping Ferguson

The St. Louis Area Foodbank has served the St. Louis community for nearly 40 years and will continue to do so as long as there is a need for food assistance.

Immediate Response to Ferguson

On Saturday, the St. Louis Area Foodbank partnered with the United Way of the Greater St. Louis to deliver 5,000 pounds of food to the Dellwood Community Center to help feed people in need in the Ferguson community.

This food was product the Foodbank had previously collected in food drives and is not associated with the “Feed the Students of Ferguson” campaign.

“Feed the Students of Ferguson” Fundly Campaign

At this time, the St. Louis Area Foodbank is the planned recipient of the money raised by the “Feed the Students of Ferguson” campaign.

The campaign, created by North Carolina school teacher Julianna Mendelsohn, has raised more than $80,000 so far. The campaign will end Thursday.

The outpouring of support from across the country has been overwhelming. The funds donated through the “Feed the Students of Ferguson” campaign have been earmarked for the Ferguson community, where children in need will continue to struggle with hunger long after the news cameras leave.

Future Recovery Efforts

The recovery effort in Ferguson will take time and the combined efforts of organizations and individuals in the St. Louis region. Our goal is to provide a steady supply of food to those in need in the Ferguson community for months to come.

How to Help

Anyone interested in supporting the St. Louis Area Foodbank’s efforts to feed hungry people can make a donation through the “Feed the Students of Ferguson” campaign https://fundly.com/feed-the-students-of-ferguson or make a donation at www.stlfoodbank.org and put “Ferguson” in the comments section.

For those looking for other ways to help the people of Ferguson please contact the United Way of Greater St. Louis.

We feed people in need.

The child who has no certainty of a healthy lunch. The working poor who cannot afford groceries.The senior citizen who must choose between food and medicine.

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What is a Food Bank?

A food bank is a charity organization that receives food donations to distribute to smaller hunger relief agencies that directly serve those in need.

Food banks are found in most communities and rely on donors and volunteers to carry out day-to-day operations. A food bank’s sole purpose is to feed those in need.

Where does the food come from?

It comes from people like you making donations, in the form of food and monetary gifts.

Food banks also work closely with food manufacturers, farmers, grocery chains and other food suppliers to maximize the food available to hungry families. These relationships allow food banks to stretch donated dollars further than an average consumer could on their own.

Monetary donations are also used to transport food, both to the food bank and from the food bank to partner agencies.

Food banks work to safely provide food for families, ensuring all food is edible and within FDA guidelines.

To learn more about the St. Louis Area Foodbank, visit our “About Us” page.