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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 [...]

1510, 2020

Gratitude. Kindness. Selfless Service.

By |October 15th, 2020|Categories: CEO, Hunger Action Month|Tags: , |

Gratitude. Kindness. Selfless Service. These are the words that come to my mind as I reflect on “Hunger Action Month” and all of the incredible people, companies, and groups that stepped up in September to help us provide food and hope to so many that are currently facing food insecurity. From traditional food drives and virtual food drives to volunteering [...]

1510, 2020

Behind the Scenes: Reshaunda Thornton’s Visit to the Foodbank

By |October 15th, 2020|Categories: Hunger Education, Partner Agencies|Tags: , , |

Behind the Scenes: Reshaunda Thornton’s Visit to the Foodbank Recently, Reshaunda Thornton of the Dietician Against Diets podcast visited the Foodbank to learn more about what we do and how we do it. Like a lot of people, prior to visiting the Foodbank, Reshaunda imagined our facility was closer in size to many of our partner food pantries. She was [...]

109, 2020

What Can I Do To Help?

By |September 1st, 2020|Categories: CEO|Tags: , , , |

Well, we made it to September everyone! For many parents, this month traditionally means kiddos are back in school, fall sports are in full swing and we start thinking about making plans for spending the holidays with families and friends. This year is anything but traditional, and many parents are now adapting to their kids learning from home with no [...]

308, 2020

Hope Will Help Us Through This

By |August 3rd, 2020|Categories: CEO|Tags: , , , |

Hope Will Help Us Through This James Stockdale, a veteran of the Vietnam War who spent seven years as a prisoner of war, attributed his survival to a simple ideal: “You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – which you can never afford to lose – with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts [...]

308, 2020

Nourishing the Soul

By |August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Mobile Markets|Tags: , , |

Nourishing the Soul Since March, the number of people coming to the dozens of Mobile Markets being held each week across the region has not dwindled. In many instances, people begin lining up in their cars or sometimes on foot, patiently waiting, two to three hours before the Mobile Market is slated to start.  While the volunteers placed the boxes [...]

2807, 2020

Food Insecurity is Real No Matter Where You Live

By |July 28th, 2020|Categories: disaster response, Pantry, Partner Agencies|Tags: , , , , , |

It doesn’t matter where you live — from suburbia to urban to rural — not knowing when your next meal is coming from (or even having food) is real to tens of millions of people every year in the U.S. And people needing assistance with food has increased since the COVID-19 pandemic derailed the majority of everyday life for most [...]

2307, 2020

Mile After Mile, St. Louis Area Foodbank Drivers Keep Delivering

By |July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Staff|Tags: , , , , |

Monday through Friday, between 6 and 7 a.m. the 14-member team of drivers (which quickly jumped to 19 with the onset of COVID-19) for St. Louis Area Foodbank set out on daily routes to deliver or pick up food across 14 counties in Missouri and 12 counties in Illinois. Some of these routes are more than 100 miles in one [...]

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