Community Assistance Programs

Not everyone who faces food insecurity simply needs food. Food insecurity can mean a household is experiencing challenges paying for food, medicine, housing, childcare, transportation, or utility bills. Simply providing food isn’t always the solution.

The St. Louis Area Foodbank doesn’t just help people find food. We work together with partner organizations and government agencies to assist with everything from SNAP applications and Medicaid resources. 

support beyond food

Together with our partners, the St. Louis Area Foodbank is working to provide a wide range of programs and resources to assist our neighbors with the many challenges they may be experiencing.

SNAP (food assistance)

We can help you determine if you are potentially eligible for SNAP (formerly food stamps) benefits. Schedule an appointment today for assistance with SNAP applications!


We can help you determine if you are eligible for Medicaid benefits. Click the button below to schedule an appointment to talk with our Community Resource team!

Prescription Assitance

No one should have to choose between filling a prescription and feeding their family. Rx Outreach can help you find affordable medication options. Click the button below for more information.

Utility Bills

Paying for food or utility bills can be an difficult dilemma, especially in winter and summer. The United Way’s 2-1-1 program may be able to help with these and other immediate needs.

mental health

The stress of an unexpected bill, job loss, or family crisis can not only cause food insecurity, it can disrupt a person’s physical and mental wellbeing. The United Way offers resources that can help.

affordable smartphone plans

A smartphone is very helpful when navigating challenges posed by food insecurity, but costs can be an obstacle. Click the link to learn about resources or email us at

Community Resource Team

Our Community Resource Team is happy to assist you with any questions you may have about assistance programs, resources, eligibility, or applications.

melanie hager

community resource manager


Monday-Friday, 8am – 4pm

rebecca patterson

community resource coordinator


Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-7pm

andrew yakel

Community resource coordinator


Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm

Navigating Food insecurity

Need help finding a community program? The St. Louis Area Foodbank is here to help. Click the button to see other services and resources that may be available.