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2608, 2021

Food Shouldn’t Be an Impossible Choice

By |August 26th, 2021|Categories: Hunger Action Month|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Did you know that more THAN 430,000* people in the Missouri & Illinois bi-state region face hunger? That is 1 out every 6 people in our community. A daily meal poses a tough choice for far too many:  a meal or electricity?  A meal or medication? A meal or rent? (*Feeding America 'Map the Meal Gap' March 2021) These are [...]

608, 2021

Food Insecurity has no demographic.  It can happen to anyone. 

By |August 6th, 2021|Categories: CEO|

One life event – a job loss, an unexpected bill, a health crisis, or the struggle to break the cycle of poverty can lead to the financial stress of choosing between necessities for any of us. Food should not be one of them. At the St. Louis Area Foodbank, we have a PEOPLE FIRST mindset that drives our decisions, [...]

1307, 2021

4 Easy Ways We Can Fight Summer Hunger

By |July 13th, 2021|Categories: CEO, Hunger Free Summer|

It may be summer break, but here at the St. Louis Foodbank, we know that hunger does not take a ‘break’ especially as we deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. While conditions may be improving, the need for support continues to remain high. You have read past blogs and stories about “Summer Hunger” and how we see demand [...]

1005, 2021

Our Quest For A Hunger-Free Summer

By |May 10th, 2021|Categories: CEO, Children, Hunger Free Summer, Programs|Tags: , |

Many of you tuned into #GiveSTL day this year and learned that on May 6th we kicked off our Hunger Free Summer initiative. With Hunger Free Summer, we're aiming to provide more than 9 million meals to children, families, and seniors in eastern Missouri and southern Illinois this summer. So to everyone who supported the St. Louis Area Foodbank during [...]

604, 2021

Our Volunteer Family

By |April 6th, 2021|Categories: CEO, disaster response, General, Volunteer|Tags: , |

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?" Martin Luther King Jr. Volunteer appreciation week is this month (April 18-24), and I can't help but remember this time last year. The St. Louis Area Foodbank faced a daunting question when businesses, community groups, schools, and teams were not allowed to come out as they had [...]

803, 2021

A Stronger, Healthier Region

By |March 8th, 2021|Categories: CEO, General, Nutrition, Recipes|

It's March, and we are officially one year into the COVID-19 pandemic. Wow! That's a sentence I never thought I would write. Rather than look back at the year that was, I feel it’s important to “Spring” forward and look ahead. After all, March is National Nutrition Month, and nutrition is a big part of our vision of creating a stronger, [...]

1002, 2021

With Love & Service

By |February 10th, 2021|Categories: CEO, Donors, General, Volunteer|

Many years ago, walking into an office for a meeting, I noticed a small, framed quote hanging on the wall that read, "Life is measured in love and positive contributions and moments of grace." This quote by Carly Fiorina reminded me of another from Booker T. Washington; "In proportion, as one renders service [they] become great." Neither of these statements speaks about financial contributions, specific actions, or [...]

1301, 2021

365 Blank Days to Fight Hunger and Feed Hope

By |January 13th, 2021|Categories: CEO, General, Volunteer|Tags: , , |

It is finally 2021 - a new year filled with new opportunities. None of us can control what is going on around us; we can only control how we respond to it, so I am looking at 2021 through an optimistic yet pragmatic lens. Last January, I blogged about making the most of 2020 by viewing the days as blank [...]

512, 2020

My Christmas Wish

By |December 5th, 2020|Categories: CEO, Children, General, Holidays|

I asked my 8-year-old daughter what she wanted for Christmas this year, and she said (sternly) “I want COVID gone, Mommy - I am done with it!” and I cannot disagree with her; this pandemic has been difficult for all of us. Although our holiday season will look different this year, I still want to view it as a time [...]

511, 2020

Sharing and Caring for One Another

By |November 5th, 2020|Categories: CEO|Tags: , , |

Sharing and Caring for One Another The holidays seemed so far away in March and April – and now they are just a few weeks away! While this time of year is usually filled with reserving flights and making menus for a house filled with family and friends, all too often when speaking with people this year, I hear “we [...]

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