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One Day, Thousands of Scouts and a Huge Impact

Food starts arriving at the St. Louis Area Foodbank during the 2011 Scouting for Food drive / Photo by Bethany Prange  This Saturday, remember to put your bags of food donations on your porch for the boy scouts to collect during the 28th annual Scouting for Food drive with the Greater St. Louis Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

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New School Food Pantry Ensures Kids Are Ready to Learn

Foodbank staff, along with representatives from the Jennings school district and local dignitaries cut the ribbon at the new school pantry / Photo by Bethany Prange Fact: Children who eat three nutritious meals a day perform much better in school than children who are food insecure. Even adults can attest that hungry tummies are not conducive to learning or productivity.

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Accounting For Food Safety – At the Foodbank and At Home

Tim Jackson stands in front of product at the St. Louis Area Foodbank / Photo by Bethany Prange I’ve worked in the warehousing industry for most of my career, but this is the first non-profit organization that I have worked for. It is by far the most rewarding job I’ve had. Not only do I get the opportunity to use

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St. Louis Dream Center – Feeding Hope In Their Community

Cans line the shelves of the St. Louis Dream Center / Photo by Bethany Prange If you didn’t know better, you may think this was a small grocery store. Though there are only three aisles, each aisle is lined with shelves full of foods you might see at any grocer – from canned veggies and meat to boxes of macaroni

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Returning The Favor

Volunteers at Good Samaritan Ministries prepare a meal for other clients / Photo by Bethany Prange  A giddy toddler munches on cereal, delighted to fish the marshmallows out of his Lucky Charms. To him, this is just a regular day in a place where he’s the center of attention. Everyone showers him with attention, from his mother and the staff

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Plates With Purpose

A volunteer writes a very important message to be delivered to Washington D.C. / Photo by Bethany Prange Paper plates are commonly associated with summer barbecues, office potlucks and those nights that we simply don’t want to do dishes. However, during Hunger Action Month in September, paper plates took on a much greater purpose.  They served as a canvas for

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Santa Claus Is Coming To…The Foodbank

David Heckethorn (aka Santa Claus) loads up his van at the Foodbank / Photo by Bethany Prange Cover your eyes kids. . . We’re going to share a little secret. You know Santa Claus, right? Well it turns out the big guy in red has a side gig in the off-season. A few weeks ago, Santa dropped by the St.

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Can You Lend A Can?

A “Lend A CAN” food drive barrel full of Del Monte products / Photo by Bethany Prange  Looking back on my childhood, I wish I would have had more opportunities to give back to my community. I grew up in a small town where we had one elementary school, two middle schools and one high school.  My parents went to

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Two Words That Shouldn’t Go Together

The Foodbank delivered more than 28,000 pounds of food to veterans in Marion, IL / Photo by Bethany Prange   All his belongings were stacked in a tidy pile at the base of a tree. His stash of worldly possessions wasn’t large – just a duffel bag, a few shirts and a bag of toiletries. As we added boxes of

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Working Together To Feed The Community

Volunteers from local Save-A-Lot stores bag up corn to be distributed during a recent Mobile Market / Photo by Bethany Prange  By the time the St. Louis Area Foodbank arrived in Moline Acres on Wednesday, a line of cars had already wound its way through a nearby parking lot. Dozens of families in need waited patiently in those cars as

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