Disaster Relief2019-07-24T16:29:20-06:00

Disaster Relief

The St. Louis Area Foodbank is working diligently with our partner agencies, along with state and federal agencies to assess needs and coordinate deliveries of food, water, hygiene items, and cleaning supplies to Missouri and Illinois residents affected by the recent flood. As of this week, the Foodbank has distributed more than 147,000 pounds of emergency food and supplies to flood victims and sandbaggers in Missouri and Illinois. As donations continue to come in, we will work to get these items distributed to affected communities.

The Foodbank is here to help individuals affected by the flooding, both now and long after the waters recede.

We will continue to deliver food, cleaning supplies, and other resources until our services are no longer needed.

If you are in need of assistance, please contact us at 314-292-6262 or visit the “Find Food” tab on our website.

Other Resources

United Way

Red Cross

Flood Resources

Missouri Road Closures

Illinois Road Closures

Donate Funds:

A monetary donation is the best, most efficient way to help the Foodbank underwrite the costs of acquiring and distributing thousands of pounds of food and other supplies needed by families affected by the flooding in Missouri and Illinois.

Donate Food, Water, or Cleaning Supplies:

If you would like to make a donation of non-perishable food, water, and/or cleaning supplies, you can drop them off at the St. Louis Area Foodbank (70 Corporate Woods Drive, Bridgeton, MO 63044), Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. If you would like to organize a food/supplies drive at your office, church, or organization, please contact Will Beshore at wbeshore@stlfoodbank.org or by phone at (314) 227-3734.

The most needed items for disaster relief are:

Canned Goods with Pop Tops
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Assorted Water and Sports Drinks
Baby Food
Can Openers
Paper Plates & Cups
Plastic Utensils
Instant Coffee
Instant Milk
Toilet Tissue
Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
Feminine Hygiene Products
Paper Towels
Cleaning Supplies

The St. Louis Area Foodbank is committed to helping individuals and families in affected communities as they work to find their new normal. We want to ensure a complete recovery and that can sometimes take weeks, if not months. Once disaster relief and recovery needs have been adequately met, any remaining food and funds will be used to support our ongoing hunger-relief efforts throughout our 26-county (14 in MO and 12 in IL) service territory.

The St. Louis Area Foodbank is here to help in the event of a natural disaster. As an affiliate of Feeding America, the Foodbank has responded to both national disasters and major weather events within our 26-county service territory and throughout the country for more than 20 years.

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