The new Sam’s Club location in Wentzville / Photo by Shannon O’Connor
Yesterday was a special day for the Sam’s Club team in St. Louis. On Oct. 30, 2012, they celebrated the grand opening of a new Sam’s Club location in Wentzville.
This new location, at 3055 Bear Creek Drive off Wentzville Parkway, will provide residents of St. Charles County and surrounding counties with great employment opportunity, consumer growth, and community giving to local organizations.
We know Sam’s Club staff are thrilled about this new store, but we here at the St. Louis Area Foodbank may be just as excited.
In 2011, Sam’s Club donated more than 49 million pounds of food to Feeding America’s affiliated food banks across the United States.
Since 2007, the nine Sam’s Club locations in the bi-state region have been generously donating to the St. Louis Area Foodbank. In Fiscal Year 2012, the St. Louis Area Foodbank received 848,112 pounds from those nine clubs. That food provided approximately 678,000 meals to families in need.
So it is with great honor and excitement that we partner with the newest and tenth Sam’s Club location.
Our Foodbank trucks pick up from each Club location on a weekly basis. We receive product from the bakery, meat, and deli departments.
After each pickup, the food is brought to the Foodbank where it is weighed, repacked, and prepared for agencies to receive via pickup or delivery. Sam’s Club donations offer our clients a great variety of protein, grains and vitamins, plus the occasional mix of desserts or snack items.
We can’t wait to start getting these types of products from the new Sam’s Club in Wentzville. We thank all our Sam’s Club partners and look forward to working with the staff.
If you are in the Wentzville area and have a moment, stop by to visit, shop, or join the newest addition to the Sam’s Club family and an esteemed partner of the St. Louis Area Foodbank!