703, 2022

National Nutrition Month

By |March 7th, 2022|Categories: CEO, Mobile Markets, Nutrition, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

March is National Nutrition Month – an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics where they invite everyone to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. At the St. Louis Area Foodbank, we are laser focused on sourcing healthy and nutritious foods to meet the diverse needs of our communities. [...]

802, 2022

Celebrating Black History

By |February 8th, 2022|Categories: CEO, Events, General, Holidays, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

The St. Louis Area Foodbank is proud that our team is a team that not only embraces but encourages diversity! We are excited to celebrate Black History, not only during the month of February, but throughout the entire year. This is an opportunity to celebrate Black achievement, provide a fresh reminder to take stock of where systemic racism persists, and [...]

501, 2022

2022– The Year of Change

By |January 5th, 2022|Categories: CEO, Holidays, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Happy New Year one and all!  It is funny – this year there seems to be more memes and gifs about 2022 than I can remember. However, instead of being welcoming and excited about the future, they were more cautionary, less optimistic, and to be frank- sounded pretty blah. Now, there is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic and all [...]

312, 2021

Season(ings) Greetings from the St. Louis Area Foodbank

By |December 3rd, 2021|Categories: General, Holidays, Pantry, Pantry to Plate, Uncategorized|

If “Variety is the spice of life” – then this season ought to be your favorite for sure!  I have always loved the month of December, because of the immense variety of smells that I invariably stumble upon.  Whether it is walking around my neighborhood or around different streets lined with stores, bakeries and restaurants the smells of the season [...]

511, 2021

‘Tis the ‘Season of Giving’

By |November 5th, 2021|Categories: CEO|Tags: , |

'Tis the ‘Season of Giving’ at the St. Louis Area Foodbank and we are so excited to find new ways to celebrate all the holidays with our amazing neighbors this season. Hopefully, you have been following us on social media to learn more about this campaign, and how we are encouraging everyone to give this holiday season by giving food, [...]

1310, 2021

Seasons of Change

By |October 13th, 2021|Categories: CEO, Holidays, Nutrition|

'Tis the season when temperatures start getting cooler, fall activities and sports are in full swing, and trees explode with the most vibrant of colors. We just ended ‘Hunger Action Month’ and we are so grateful and humbled by the outpouring of ORANGE we saw throughout September! From volunteers participating in our first ever ‘Helpie Hours’ to social media [...]

2608, 2021

Food Shouldn’t Be an Impossible Choice

By |August 26th, 2021|Categories: Hunger Action Month|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Did you know that more THAN 430,000* people in the Missouri & Illinois bi-state region face hunger? That is 1 out every 6 people in our community. A daily meal poses a tough choice for far too many:  a meal or electricity?  A meal or medication? A meal or rent? (*Feeding America 'Map the Meal Gap' March 2021) These are [...]

608, 2021

Food Insecurity has no demographic.  It can happen to anyone. 

By |August 6th, 2021|Categories: CEO|

One life event – a job loss, an unexpected bill, a health crisis, or the struggle to break the cycle of poverty can lead to the financial stress of choosing between necessities for any of us. Food should not be one of them. At the St. Louis Area Foodbank, we have a PEOPLE FIRST mindset that drives our decisions, [...]

1307, 2021

4 Easy Ways We Can Fight Summer Hunger

By |July 13th, 2021|Categories: CEO, Hunger Free Summer|

It may be summer break, but here at the St. Louis Foodbank, we know that hunger does not take a ‘break’ especially as we deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. While conditions may be improving, the need for support continues to remain high. You have read past blogs and stories about “Summer Hunger” and how we see demand [...]

1005, 2021

Our Quest For A Hunger-Free Summer

By |May 10th, 2021|Categories: CEO, Children, Hunger Free Summer, Programs|Tags: , |

Many of you tuned into #GiveSTL day this year and learned that on May 6th we kicked off our Hunger Free Summer initiative. With Hunger Free Summer, we're aiming to provide more than 9 million meals to children, families, and seniors in eastern Missouri and southern Illinois this summer. So to everyone who supported the St. Louis Area Foodbank during [...]

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