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Spreading the Love – Love Handles Food Drive

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so that means love must be in the air! Soon we’ll be feverishly buying cards, candies and flowers for those we love most. But what if we could share the love with local families in need? Fortunately, there’s an easy way. Shop ‘n Save just launched their Love Handles Food Drive. Now through March 2, 2013, you

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From Food Pantry Client to Foodbank Manager – A story of hope

Fifteen years ago, Darren Smith found himself between jobs, struggling to provide for his growing family. To help put food on the table, Darren sought help from the Sharing Our Sources food pantry in Bellefontaine Neighbors, a St. Louis Area Foodbank partner agency. At the time, the Share Our Sources pantry was run by elderly volunteers who struggled to keep

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Virtually Easy – A Few Clicks To Donate

These days, most life tasks can be conducted online. With a few clicks of the mouse, one can easily pay the bills, book a dream vacation, support a favorite charity, and even shop for clothes. We can do virtually anything online – pun intended! Thanks to the creation of the virtual food drive, you can even hold a food drive online.

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It Takes a Village

Volunteers from Standing Partnership repackage donated product in the Foodbank’s Volunteer Center / Photo by Bethany Prange They say it takes a village, and here at the St. Louis Area Foodbank, we know that is true. Sure, we have full-time staff who helps bring in food donations and make sure it goes out to those who need it most. But

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Volunteering Your Voice to Fight Hunger

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt examines the contents of a box of food packaged at the St. Louis Area Foodbank for low-income senior citizens / Photo by Ryan Farmer  As the holidays approach, many of us find ourselves searching for ways we can give back to our community. Most of us are familiar with the tried and true acts of charity:

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Low Cost Christmas

The holidays are a busy time for most of us. There are presents to buy and wrap, cookies to bake and the tree to trim. Sure, it is a joyful season, but it is also a fast-paced time filled with lots of stress. One of the most stressful things about the holidays is that many of us have to worry

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Small Town Families Face Big Challenges

Volunteers load a vehicle with groceries at a recent Food Fair in Louisiana, Mo. / Photo by Bethany Prange  When you think of small towns, it’s easy to picture the Americana image portrayed in good country songs. Just take a drive through a rural farming town, and you’ll likely see the quaint downtown square, the little white church, and the

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Feed the Hungry and Provide HOPE!

              Volunteers help bag food at a recent mobile distribution in Warren County / Photo by Bethany Prange As we celebrate another holiday season, many of us are consumed with thoughts of family gatherings and the scrumptious feast that lies ahead of us. Visions of turkeys, hams, roasts, side dishes, casseroles, dinner rolls and

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Pass The Turkey

Students at MICDS pass turkeys across their campus to donate to the St. Louis Area Foodbank / Photo by Bethany Prange  When these kids say “pass the turkey”, it is no joke! For the ninth year in a row, students at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS) spent a chilly November morning passing frozen turkeys. And no, they weren’t

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Every Child Deserves a Holiday Meal

On Thanksgiving and Christmas, my parents always took my brother and me to my grandparents’ house for a big family meal with my aunts and cousins. Looking back, I suppose I took those holiday gatherings for granted. I always knew that giant spread of food would be there. I was fortunate in that every year, my family could provide a

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