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3103, 2020

Mobile Distribution | Cuba, MO

By |March 31st, 2020|Categories: Food Fair, Nutrition, Partner Agencies|

The first car rolls onto the fairgrounds of Hood Park in Cuba, Missouri, at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 30. The car’s occupant will be at the head of the line for a Food Fair run by the Cuba Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry, one of four pantries serving Crawford County. The Ministerial Alliance is an agency served by the St. [...]

2703, 2020

The Power of a Team | COVID-19 Response

By |March 27th, 2020|Categories: CEO, disaster response, News, Staff|

Team Everyone has heard the word. Regardless of how you specifically define it, we all have a similar understanding of what it means. It is a group of people working together to achieve a common goal. Teamwork is one of the most powerful demonstrations of unity: individuals supporting one another while having a clear objective and rallying together to achieve [...]

1403, 2020

Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope Since 1975

By |March 14th, 2020|Categories: General|

It was May 1975 when Al Wiman, a reporter with KMOX-TV - a CBS affiliate in St Louis, produced and aired a week-long news series titled, “Hunger: A St. Louis Emergency.” It the first major step towards raising awareness about the issue of hunger and the alarming number of babies being born in our area with very low birth weights. [...]

1003, 2020

March 11 is National Dietitians Day!

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Budget Tips, Food Safety, Nutrition, Staff|

The St. Louis Area Foodbank is lucky enough to have a dietitian on staff, Jenny Duez. Jenny has been with the Foodbank for three years as part of our Partner Agency Services team. We interviewed Jenny about what it’s like to be a dietitian and the work she does at the Foodbank and beyond. --  What does a dietitian do? [...]

402, 2020

Sending Our Love!

By |February 4th, 2020|Categories: General, Staff, Volunteer|

February is a busy month! You’ve got the Super Bowl, Groundhog Day, Presidents Day and, of course, a day devoted to love - Valentine’s Day. For 45 years, the St. Louis Area Foodbank has felt the love from our donors, volunteers, and community partners. This February I’m reciprocating that love and sending a simple, yet heartfelt, THANK YOU to everyone [...]

1301, 2020

School Markets Program

By |January 13th, 2020|Categories: Programs|

School Markets are the newest program at the St. Louis Area Foodbank. These school-based pantries allow the Foodbank to serve children and their families more efficiently. The following is an interview with Molly Brown, our Youth Programs Coordinator, about how the school markets came to be and what she’s looking forward to with the School Market program.   How long [...]

2612, 2019

Resolutions

By |December 26th, 2019|Categories: Client Stories, General, Pantry, Uncategorized|

Anyone who knows me knows that I live by a simple philosophy – “no regrets.” Some may laugh when I say this because let’s face it, we ALL have “regrets” in our life. But I don’t mean the silly things that don’t matter, like that person your parents told you not to date or the money you spent on something [...]

2012, 2019

Give the Gift of Food

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: Children, Donors, General, Holidays|

When thinking about this time of year, I tend to reflect on the spirit of giving. I think about the joy on the face of a child when they see a present wrapped with a bow, the faces of loved ones who are grateful to just be together or the look of gratitude when a complete stranger is the recipient [...]

1312, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Pam

By |December 13th, 2019|Categories: Volunteer|

Pam has been volunteering at the St. Louis Area Foodbank for nine years. She always has a positive attitude and a willingness to help out where she’s needed. When we interviewed Pam, she was so excited to share her experience. Read more to learn more about her hobbies and her experiences volunteering! How long have you volunteered at SLAFB? For [...]

712, 2019

Maybe Christmas

By |December 7th, 2019|Categories: Children, Donors, Events, Food Drive, General, Holidays, St. Louis, Uncategorized, Volunteer|

“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” – Dr. Seuss Since I was a little girl, this iconic line from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas has caused me to reflect on the true spirit of the holidays. I think as you grow older, the list of things you “want” becomes smaller each [...]