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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 [...]

3005, 2019

A Powerful Reminder

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Children, Donors, Events, Food Drive, Partner Agencies, Uncategorized, Volunteer|

“Hunger can affect anyone, but ANYONE can affect hunger.”  These words, this “challenge” if you will, developed organically. It wasn’t a product of research, marketing plans or a survey. You’ll see that phrase on many of our printed materials. If you were to take a walk through our building and make stops in any of our offices, our Volunteer Center [...]

2105, 2019

Meet Trish, our Volunteer Center Manager

By |May 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized, Volunteer|

Earlier this month, Trish Jenner started her position as Volunteer Center Manager. Trish worked in our Volunteer Center from 2010-2013 before she transitioned into a warehouse role. After working in the Warehouse for a little more than 5 years, she was excited for the opportunity to return to work with the volunteers. We're lucky to have such an energetic and [...]

2604, 2019

Spark

By |April 26th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Someone recently asked me about the 6th annual Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign that we just kicked off with our wonderful partners - Walmart, Sam’s Club and Feeding America - and what it meant for the St. Louis Area Foodbank. The data side of my brain immediately went to the facts: that for every dollar donated to the St. Louis [...]

2703, 2019

What is Food Insecurity?

By |March 27th, 2019|Categories: News, Publications, St. Louis, Uncategorized|

Spring is here and that means the days are longer, flowers are blooming, and baseball returns to St. Louis! However, not everyone is able to enjoy these simple pleasures because they’re worried about where their next meal will come from. That is what it feels like to be food insecure. I recently had the pleasure of being a guest on [...]

102, 2019

Answer the Call

By |February 1st, 2019|Categories: Food Fair, Pantry|

After witnessing a very powerful moment earlier this week, January 29th is now an important day for me for two reasons. First and foremost, this year I got to spend most of the day in the beautiful town of Pinckneyville, Illinois with two wonderful people - George and Betty Culley who run Least of the Brethren Food Pantry. The St [...]

2401, 2019

Semper Paratus: thoughts from the Foodbank’s President and CEO

By |January 24th, 2019|Categories: News, Nutrition|

Semper Paratus. Two simple words that to the men and women of the United States Coast Guard serve as words they live by – always ready. For these men and women, the job hasn’t changed. They are getting up every morning and leaving their loved ones to serve their country by going to work - ensuring they are always ready [...]

2301, 2019

Stepping Up During the Government Shutdown

By |January 23rd, 2019|Categories: News, Partner Agencies, Policy, SNAP, St. Louis|

On December 21, lacking the funding legislation to keep it up and running, the government entered a partial shutdown. Over a month later, now with holiday festivities and New Year celebrations well behind us, the shutdown lingers on. As a result, organizations like the St. Louis Area Foodbank are preparing to offer assistance to those facing the consequences of a [...]