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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 [...]

110, 2019

Fall into Giving Back

By |October 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

This is the time of year when all the orange associated with Hunger Action Month transitions to the orange of pumpkins and fall leaves. Outside, fall is a beautiful time of year to live in the Midwest. Throughout September, it was so inspiring to see local media personalities, Foodbank volunteers, and businesses “going orange” to show their support for individuals [...]

709, 2019

Go Orange During Hunger Action Month!

By |September 7th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Events, Food Drive, General, Hunger Action Month, Volunteer|

As an adult I have been asked to support many causes by donning their colors: camouflage for veterans, pink for breast cancer awareness, and red for heart health. These days I find myself wearing a new color, one that may not be as widely known, but should be: ORANGE. Orange is the color to wear in September for Hunger Action [...]

1408, 2019

Meet Maya, our Mobile Programs Coordinator

By |August 14th, 2019|Categories: Food Fair, Newsletters, Staff, Uncategorized|

As the Foodbank’s Mobile Programs Coordinator, Maya handles the setup and operation of our mobile distributions in the counties we serve in Missouri and Illinois. Maya works with our partners to ensure we can quickly and safely distribute food to as many people as possible at our mobile events. Maya moved to Glen Carbon, IL, from California. Shortly after she [...]

608, 2019

It Takes A Village

By |August 6th, 2019|Categories: Children, Events, Food Fair, General, News, Nutrition, Pantry, Partner Agencies, School Breakfast, Uncategorized, Volunteer|

For anyone with a school-age child, August means one thing – BACK TO SCHOOL! It’s typically a pretty hectic time when you factor in the tax-free weekend, trying to recalibrate sleep schedules and ensuring you have the tools that your kiddos will need to thrive. Amidst all the chaos, August is also National Wellness Month. Maybe it’s a coincidence that [...]

307, 2019

Uniting the Region

By |July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Donors, Food Fair, General, News, Uncategorized|

As the Stanley Cup begins its world tour - spending a day with every St. Louis Blues player, coach, hockey operations executive, trainer and equipment manager on the team - it seemed like a good time to reflect on the amazing season that we witnessed and what we can learn from it. Winning the Stanley Cup was an amazing accomplishment [...]