The Hunger Engagement Center is the Foodbank’s education destination. With the help of our Outreach Coordinator, you can schedule a custom program to increase your group’s understanding around hunger in the United States and the bi-state region, how the Foodbank fights hunger in your community, and ways everyone can get involved. Want to be an anti-hunger advocate? Join us for advocacy training to learn how to contact your elected official and voice your support for the people and programs that make our region more food secure. Have something else in mind? Reach out to us! We are here to make your field trip, educational outing, or training seminar a success!
What are the HEC Hours of Operation?
Weekdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
How many people can the HEC accommodate?
Please see the room chart for additional information.
(Up to 10 rectangular tables are also available for seating, presentation materials, etc.)
Is the HEC handicap accessible?
The HEC is located on the 2nd floor and is accessible by elevator.
The HEC includes a handicap accessible water fountain as well as bathroom facilities.
How many cars can your parking accommodate?
Front Administrative Lot – 4 handicap spaces
Volunteer Lot – 80 spaces
Back Lot – 80 spaces
Is the HEC Audio / Visually equipped?
Each room / quadrant comes equipped with a ceiling-mounted projector and mechanized screen for presentations. Laptops (PC; Windows 7) are available for loading presentation materials.
Larger room reservations may make use of more than one screen. Large room presentations may be facilitated through the podium laptop installed on stage. Wireless remotes, wireless microphones, and the podium microphone are also available.
All external audio / visual requirements and materials should be submitted (via email or flash drive) in advance to ensure the files and equipment are in working order.
What other amenities are available at the HEC?
- Microwave Oven
- Refrigerator with Freezer
- Ice Maker
- Limited Paper Supplies (disposable coffee cups, paper towels, etc.)
- 8 Ceramic Mugs
Am I allowed to bring food to the HEC?
Food, catered meals, and third-party vendors are welcome in the Hunger Engagement Center, and groups are free to make use of the available kitchen prep space. Please note that the prep space does not include an oven or stove top. The HEC is equipped with very basic supplies. Please ensure that your vendor will provide all necessary serving and dining materials.
Frying is not allowed in the Hunger Engagement Center.
Sterno cans are permitted for catered events.
Alcohol is not permitted in the Hunger Engagement Center.
Please plan to submit vendor contact information and proof of insurance to your SLAFB liaison in advance of your event. Parties are responsible for coordinating pick-up, drop-off, and clean-up with vendors for regular operating hours. Leftover materials or rental items left on SLAFB property may result in an additional service charge.
Are there any types of events or programs you cannot host in the HEC?
Fundraising, political campaign, and media events are not permitted in the Hunger Engagement Center. Corporate, non-profit, educational, and social events are welcome on a case by case basis.
I’m ready to schedule an educational program at the HEC! Who should I contact?
St. Louis Area Foodbank
70 Corporate Woods Drive
Bridgeton, MO 63044
Ashley Rube, Outreach Coordinator