Our Mission

Everyone deserves access to food and the promise of a healthy diet which is why the St. Louis Area Foodbank is committed to ensuring access to the foods and resources our neighbors need to thrive. Through our network of partners and programs across 26 counties in Eastern Missouri and Southwestern Illinois we are working to revolutionize the hunger relief system.


Nourish people

We promote the health and wellbeing of all people in the bi-state region by providing personalized food and the resources they need to thrive.

Empower communities

We cultivate relationships based on trust and empathy in support of food security and respecting that each community has its own unique needs. 

transform systems

Overhauling the hunger relief system will reduce the need for routine emergency assistance and provide a pathway to food stability and nutritional security for all.

our vision

Together, we are creating a nutritionally secure Missouri and Illinois.

Our Core Values


We strive for excellence by doing our jobs with high quality standards. We take ownership of our work and fix our mistakes. We do the right thing because we work with integrity and have strong ethics and morals.


We are committed to serving both internally and externally by working together with team members and the community. We are passionate about what we do and strive to make our organization a great place to work.


We are committed to learning and growing together by being open-minded to new ideas for innovation. We are flexible and seek solutions by turning challenges into opportunities.


We are committed to treating each other how we would like to be treated. We take responsibility for our words and actions. We care about each other’s well-being and appreciate our differences as unique individuals.

Equitable Food Access in
the bi-state is Our Business

Nutritional security is defined as a situation that exists when all people at all times have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Poor nutrition is a leading cause of illness in the United States, associated with more than half a million deaths yearly. Poor nutrition is linked with an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease as well as broader impacts, such as higher healthcare costs and decreased productivity.