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Gobbling Up the Holiday Spirit

For most of us, a plump and delicious Thanksgiving turkey is a given on the fourth Thursday in November. But for so many, there is no guarantee they will have any meal at all, let alone a special one. That’s why we are so very grateful to the students of Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School. For 10

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Atta Boy Scouts!

Thanks to your hard work – and the overwhelming generosity of St. Louis city and county residents – we brought in a HUGE amount of food in the 2013 Scouting for Food drive! So far, the St. Louis Area Foodbank has collected 688,126 pounds of food since the scouts starting pick up food on Nov. 16, 2013. That’s a whopping

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Dave Matthews Band Rallies STL for Hunger Relief

The Dave Matthews Band hits St. Louis tonight, July 10, 2013, with their summer 2013 tour! This legendary band will not only provide a night of great live music at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, but they’ll also be fighting hunger and promoting environmental awareness. The Dave Matthews Band has partnered with REVERB, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in a massive endeavor called

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Summertime Equals Fresh Produce, Even for Families in Need

Summertime means fresh fruits and veggies at local farmers markets, in your own garden, and even right here at the St. Louis Area Foodbank. This week, the Foodbank held two food fairs – one-day food distributions to several hundred families in need.  At those events, we were lucky enough to give out tens of thousands of pounds of fresh produce. On Wednesday,

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Generosity is fashionable in St. Louis

The first Wine, Women & Shoes to benefit the St. Louis Area Foodbank was a smashing success! Thank you to everyone who spent the evening helping to feed families in need. You make our mission possible and we couldn’t do it without you!      See more pictures on our Facebook page… In all, we sold 346 tickets to the event!

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Food Stamp Realities – Interactive Tools to Learn

Think food stamps are something used only by people in far-away, poor communities? Think again. A handy interactive tool from Slate.com will show you just how many folks right in your own community rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE INTERACTIVE MAP OF FOOD STAMP RECIPIENTS With Congress debating cuts to SNAP, it

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Stamping Out Hunger St. Louis Style

Diet chocolate fudge soda in a can. Pickled quail eggs in a jar. Sliced kiwi in a can. Volunteering at a massive one-day food drive like Stamp Out Hunger is a sure-fire way to discover food items you may not have known existed! Sure, we get lots and lots of pantry staples like canned veggies, macaroni and cheese, and soup.

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Rock Out To Knock Out Hunger Food Drive

Songs about mama, pick-up trucks and wild nights on the town. Those may just be your first references when someone mentions country music. And yeah, there are plenty of those songs playing in regular rotation on local country stations WIL 92.3 and 93.7 The Bull. But one other common denominator for country music artists – and musicians in general – is an overwhelming

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Voting for a Cause – Rallying the Digital Community

If you’re a St. Louis Area Foodbank supporter, chances are we’ve hit you up to vote for us in some sort of campaign. Or maybe a friend of ours asked on our behalf. You might be thinking, which time? In almost every aspect of our lives, we are asked to cast votes. We write names on a dotted line, fill

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Agency Conference 2013

Yesterday, more than 200 directors and staff from many of the St. Louis Area Foodbank’s 514 partner agencies participated in our annual conference. Most of the Foodbank’s partner agencies are operated solely by dedicated volunteers, so this annual event gives these individuals the chance to learn about new ideas and best practices for running a nonprofit feeding program. Representatives from

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