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.
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.
Every month, The Daniel & Henry Co. makes a donation to one of our non-profit clients. In July, we chose the St. Louis Area Foodbank!
To encourage our employees and brokers to take part, we started the Jeans BeCause – Daniel and Henry Cares program.
When an employee makes a donation to the charity, they earn the chance to wear jeans to work once a month.
Don Hiemenz and Wes Mellow, the executives who nominated the Foodbank, matched the employee contributions dollar-for-dollar.
As a result, the total donation to the Foodbank was $1,500, the equivalent of 6,000 meals for families in need!
“The Daniel & Henry Co. is honored and privileged to be a partner with such an important and worthwhile organization,” Hiemenz said. “The St. Louis Area Foodbank is a vital member of the St. Louis community in their never-ending mission to not only feed the hungry, but educate the public in an effort to meet this most important and ever increasing need for food for all.”
For her 8th birthday on August 7, Cailin Kemp didn’t want a trip to the toy store. She didn’t ask to spend her special day at a museum or amusement park.
In fact, this curly-haired little girl had just one special request on her birthday. She wanted to spend the day helping people.