807, 2020

Volunteers Are All Heart

By |July 8th, 2020|Categories: disaster response, Mobile Markets, Partner Agencies, Volunteer|

One of the main ingredients in the success of St. Louis Area Foodbank and the hundreds of food pantries we work with are the volunteers. We’re not aware of even one food bank or pantry that is able to keep their doors open without the aid of volunteers. In fact, some pantries are all-volunteer led.  From the onset of the [...]

207, 2020

Better Family Life | Making Connecting to Resources More Palatable

By |July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Client Stories, disaster response, Mobile Markets|

  In 15 weeks, Better Family Life (BFL) has hosted 16 Mobile Markets - either at their base on Page Blvd. or partnering with neighborhood churches in underserved communities across St. Louis. Since 1983, Better Family Life has been working to stabilize inner-city neighborhoods by building strong families and vibrant communities through hope, comprehensive services, and meaningful opportunities.  Like a majority [...]

207, 2020

The Need for Food Assistance Across the Region is Skyrocketing

By |July 2nd, 2020|Categories: disaster response, General|

In a typical year, St. Louis Area Foodbank distributes tens of thousands of pounds of food every single day across the bi-state region. Add in the COVID-19 pandemic and an unemployment crisis, the amount of food assistance needed has grown substantially. From March through May 2020, the amount of food we distributed increased by more than 3.2 million pounds compared [...]

207, 2020

Sharing More than Food

By |July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Client Stories, disaster response, Mobile Markets|

Everyday St. Louis Area Foodbank empowers people with food and hope across the bi-state region. We’ve partnered with more than 60 new groups (adding to the more than 550 partners we already work with) since the pandemic struck in March. From March through May 2020, the amount of food we distributed increased by more than 3.2 million pounds compared to [...]

1506, 2020

Butterfly Haven Swoops in During Time of Need

By |June 15th, 2020|Categories: disaster response, Mobile Markets, Partner Agencies|

Simply stated, Butterfly Haven’s mission is to enrich the lives of children impacted by foster and crisis situations. Families affected by crises such as house fires, mold infestation to domestic violence come to them through recommendations. Transformation However, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the small, all-volunteer organization knew they had to transform during this time to continue helping families however [...]

206, 2020

Shooters Saloon Mobile Market | Elsberry, MO

By |June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Mobile Markets|

Great Minds Think Alike Unbeknownst to either of them, one life-long Elsberry, Missouri, resident Kim Jones and one of the newer residents, Tracey Schroeder, had each contacted St. Louis Area Foodbank at practically the same time to find out about bringing food to their community to distribute during the pandemic.  They both knew of another area in Lincoln County working [...]

206, 2020

Carbondale Towers | New Partner Spotlight

By |June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Partner Agencies, Programs, Uncategorized|

Seeing the Need Amber, a resident service coordinator with Carbondale Towers in Carbondale, IL, learned about St. Louis Area Foodbank delivering services to the Murphysboro Food Pantry not long ago. She took it upon herself to contact The Foodbank to see if they’d consider driving a few more miles to offer a mobile market to the nearly 300 residents where [...]

2805, 2020

Stepping Up to Ease Growing Food Insecurity During the Pandemic

By |May 28th, 2020|Categories: disaster response, Pantry|

Nearly three in four workers in the U.S. say they’re in debt. Almost three in every 10 U.S. adults have no emergency savings. At all. One in four have a rainy day fund but not enough to cover three months’ worth of living expenses. Upwards of 74 percent of all U.S. workers say they live paycheck to paycheck. And that [...]

2005, 2020

Arnold Food Pantry

By |May 20th, 2020|Categories: Pantry|

Since 1983 Arnold Food Pantry has been providing much-needed food to residents of this northern Jefferson County community. And it’s been relying on St. Louis Area Foodbank and others for much-needed food as well as monetary donations to help keep people fed. Tom has been volunteering at Arnold Food Pantry every single day (except for those two days per year [...]

1505, 2020

Don’t Be Afraid

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: disaster response, Mobile Markets|

On asking for help, Alesia, who stopped by the Betty Jean Kerr People's Health Centers on Delmar Blvd. during one of their recent Mobile Markets said it best, “If you need it and it’s offered. Take it. Don’t be afraid.” Don’t. Be. Afraid. Yes, asking for help can be difficult, even scary. For some, it’s paralyzing. Asking for help can do all [...]