1205, 2020

It’s Okay to Ask | Isaiah 58 Ministries’ Mobile Market

By |May 12th, 2020|Categories: disaster response, Mobile Markets, Pantry|

It’s Okay to Ask. Everyone Needs Help at Some Point Potatoes Carrots Celery Cabbage Bread Eggs Bacon Yogurt Milk Cupcakes Toilet Paper What reads as a typical grocery store list is, in reality, what was available for the majority of people who came through the Isaiah 58 Ministries’ Mobile Market on May 6. Within 1.5 hours, 100 vehicles came through the [...]

3004, 2020

Trinity Church Distribution | Florissant, MO

By |April 30th, 2020|Categories: Client Stories, disaster response|

Americans who have never gone to bed hungry or skipped a meal so their children could eat may not be familiar with the definition of food insecurity and what it means in human terms to those who suffer from it. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an [...]

2304, 2020

Ritenour Co-Care Pantry | Overland, MO

By |April 23rd, 2020|Categories: disaster response, Pantry, Partner Agencies|

Foodbanks—and the countless Americans they serve—are now the subject of daily news stories, as is the plight of millions of people who are seeking emergency food assistance across the country. As a result of workers losing their jobs or being furloughed due to stay-at-home orders and school closures, an estimated additional 17.1 million people may be experiencing food insecurity, according [...]

2004, 2020

Volunteer Appreciation Week 2020

By |April 20th, 2020|Categories: CEO, Volunteer|

It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week– a time when organizations across the nation take time to celebrate their volunteers, often with their volunteers, as volunteers are such an integral part of an organization’s ability to accomplish their mission. This year, the power and perseverance of the volunteers that raise their hands and come out to Volunteer with the St. Louis Area [...]

1704, 2020

Compass Health Network Distribution | Warrenton, MO

By |April 17th, 2020|Categories: disaster response, Nutrition, Partner Agencies, Programs, Volunteer|

A Growing Need  The number COVID-19 cases in the United States continues to rise and the ripple effect of millions of newly unemployed individuals is taking a toll on food insecurity rates across the U.S. More than 22 million Americans have filed jobless claims in the last four weeks. This growing need leads to massive, one-day mobile food distributions in cities like Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, and Philadelphia.   Even before [...]

1004, 2020

Victory Church Distribution | Pevely, MO

By |April 10th, 2020|Categories: Client Stories, disaster response, Partner Agencies, Volunteer|

When it comes to food insecurity across the U.S., the arrival of COVID-19 is highlighting the number of people who are unable to feed their families when confronted with an unexpected life event.  With national jobless claims now exceeding 16 million, many thousands of people who have never struggled to buy food are increasingly turning to area food banks and their [...]

3103, 2020

Mobile Distribution | Cuba, MO

By |March 31st, 2020|Categories: Food Fair, Nutrition, Partner Agencies|

The first car rolls onto the fairgrounds of Hood Park in Cuba, Missouri, at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 30. The car’s occupant will be at the head of the line for a Food Fair run by the Cuba Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry, one of four pantries serving Crawford County. The Ministerial Alliance is an agency served by the St. [...]

2703, 2020

The Power of a Team | COVID-19 Response

By |March 27th, 2020|Categories: CEO, disaster response, News, Staff|

Team Everyone has heard the word. Regardless of how you specifically define it, we all have a similar understanding of what it means. It is a group of people working together to achieve a common goal. Teamwork is one of the most powerful demonstrations of unity: individuals supporting one another while having a clear objective and rallying together to achieve [...]

1403, 2020

Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope Since 1975

By |March 14th, 2020|Categories: General|

It was May 1975 when Al Wiman, a reporter with KMOX-TV - a CBS affiliate in St Louis, produced and aired a week-long news series titled, “Hunger: A St. Louis Emergency.” It the first major step towards raising awareness about the issue of hunger and the alarming number of babies being born in our area with very low birth weights. [...]

1003, 2020

March 11 is National Dietitians Day!

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Budget Tips, Food Safety, Nutrition, Staff|

The St. Louis Area Foodbank is lucky enough to have a dietitian on staff, Jenny Duez. Jenny has been with the Foodbank for three years as part of our Partner Agency Services team. We interviewed Jenny about what it’s like to be a dietitian and the work she does at the Foodbank and beyond. --  What does a dietitian do? [...]