We partner with community feeding programs who put the food we distribute into the hands of the people who need it most.
- Food Pantries
- Soup Kitchens
- Residential Facilities
- Senior Centers
- Children’s Programs
We provide these agencies with a stable, reliable source of nutritious food that supplements what they get from other sources.
Many of our agencies are small nonprofits run solely by volunteers.
We help them bridge the gap between community need and their limited resources.
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With monetary donations, we buy and transport truckloads of produce from all across the country so that our partners can have the freshest food available.
Food safety is important to us.
We make regular visits to our partner agencies to make sure they are storing food safely and giving it out to those who need it most. Agencies are required to be trained and certified in food safety.
- Our partner agencies have access to fresh produce year-round, providing a greater selection of food to those in need.
Education and Resources
- We coach agencies in ways to improve procedures and feed more people.
- We provide access to current information on the Good Samaritan Law, USDA policies and food safety.
- Partner agencies have the opportunity to learn about new tools, improve operations, and network at regional and local learning events.
- Ability to feed more people thanks to the cost savings provided by our partner manufacturers and growers.
- Round the clock access to order canned, frozen and refrigerated foods.
We work in association with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in both Missouri and Illinois.
USDA buys the food, including processing and packaging, and ships it to our warehouse for us to deliver to our local partner agencies.
These agencies are contracted to distribute food to eligible clients in compliance with all TEFAP and St. Louis Area Foodbank guidelines.
A donated partner agency receives non-USDA product from the Foodbank to supplement the food on their shelves.
Donation-only agencies, in both Missouri and Illinois, agree to comply with all St. Louis Area Foodbank guidelines.