Hunger Engagement Center

Overlooking the Volunteer Center and Warehouse, the St. Louis Area Foodbank’s Hunger Engagement Center is a multi-functional and fully flexible learning and meeting space designed to accommodate groups of 15 to 180. A visit to the Hunger Engagement Center for a program with our education specialist is a great way to increase your hunger awareness and become engaged in our work. Already scheduled for a volunteer shift? Contact our Outreach Coordinator to plan a custom, follow-up program so that your group members get the most out of their visit. The HEC is also available to rent for private events. This fully equipped space is the perfect setting for hosting board meetings, seminars, and corporate retreats. Contact us to learn more about the Hunger Engagement Center and how we can accommodate your next field trip, meeting, or program.

What are the HEC Hours of Operation?

Weekdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

How many people can the HEC accommodate?

Tables: 26
Chairs: 180
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?


  • Coffee


  • Sink
  • Microwave Oven
  • Refrigerator with Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • 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

Nicole Hawkins

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