Give someone the gift of hunger relief this holiday season

We believe the holidays should be a time of joy for everyone. A time when families come together to celebrate their cultures, their religions, and the simple joys of life itself. Food is often at the center of these celebrations, but hunger impacts 1 out of 6 people* in the Missouri-Illinois bi-state region. (*Feeding America ‘Map the Meal Gap’ March 2021)

During the ‘Season of Giving’, give someone the gift of hunger relief by donating food, funds, your time or your voice. Together, we can provide food and hope this holiday season.


Give Food

Food Drives

11/13 & 11/20: 36th Annual Scouting for FoodThe Greater St. Louis Area Council is dropping off donation bags on Saturday (11/13) and picking the donations back up the following Saturday (11/20).

11/19 – 12/31: 2nd Annual Our Lady of the Snows Way of Lights Food Drive

11/26-12/30: AB Brewery Lights– Bring your food donations with you and drop them in our red donation bins

All NovemberFeed the Masses Food Drive– Several communities are competing to see who can collect the most food for anti-hunger organizations. Drop off donations at Center of Clayton, Crestwood Community Center, Ferguson Community Center, St. Louis County Parks [Various Locations], The Heights [Richmond Heights]

All Season of Giving Virtual Food DriveWith just a few clicks, you can make a difference in the lives of your neighbors.

All Season of Giving Host a Food Drive– Get your neighborhood, team, office or organization involved in collecting food for our neighbors. The Foodbank gladly accepts donations at our facility year round.

Give Funds


All November- Dierbergs Eat Local & Give BackPurchase select products from Panera, Volpi and Imo’s and a portion of the proceeds will help feed seniors in our region.

11/5- 11/7 TJX Feeding America Campaign- Round up at the register at any area TJMaxx, Marshalls, or Home Goods

11/18: Triple Turkey Thursday-Donations this day will have triple the impact

11/20-11/21 Jersey Mike’s Holiday Fundraiser– Donating 20% of restaurant sales for the entire weekend.

11/29- 12/11Chick Fil A Holiday Fundraiser- 25% of chicken nugget trays sale will benefit the Foodbank

11/30: Giving Tuesday – Donate and DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT

Holiday Honor Letters- Help families in need this holiday season with a donation made to the Foodbank in honor of clients, colleagues, and/or loved ones. Just provide the mailing list and we will them on holiday stationary acknowledging that you made a gift on their behalf. Interested? Contact Abby at or 314-942-8957

For more information on how to give contact: Derek May at 314-292-5398

Give Time

12/2- Holiday Helpie Hour5:30p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Give back in a meaningful way by grabbing your friends and joining us for an evening of volunteering and mingling with others who want to make a difference! Registration is $10 which includes snacks and drinks. This event is 21+

Volunteer in our Re-Packaging Center– Help us sort and re-package food and other items that will be distributed to our neighbors. We can accommodate volunteers ages 3 and up.

Distribution Events-The Foodbank gives food directly to communities in need several times a month. Sign up to see our mission in actions.

Talent-based Volunteering– Utilize and grow your skillset by helping the Foodbank on a regular basis. Email to learn more.

Volunteer at a PantryMany of our agency partners are in need of volunteers. Enter your address to find a location nearest you. Call the pantry directly to ask about volunteer opportunities.

Lead Volunteers– We need dedicated volunteers that can work regular shifts in our Repacking Center that will also help train and support our other volunteers.

For more information on how to give contact: 314-292-6262

Give Voice


Hope NotesHelp spread some cheer during this Season of Giving! Draw a picture, write a note or your share your favorite quote, even add some stickers for those receiving our Senior Boxes this holiday season.

Please send your cards to: St. Louis Area Foodbank

ATTN: Philanthropy Office

70 Corporate Woods Drive

Bridgeton, MO 63044

‘The Advocate’ NewsletterSign up to learn more about using your voice to help us end hunger.

Special Events

On November 23rd, St. Louis Area Foodbank will host its 4th Annual Thanksgiving Together food distribution!

This year, Thanksgiving Together has grown from one location to 16 distributions sites with the goal of ensuring 3,000 families have all they need to enjoy food and hope this Thanksgiving.

For more information on vouchers and how to volunteer call 314-292-6262.

On November 20, join us for the Festival of Lights at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis.

Stop by the St. Louis Area Foodbank’s ‘Food on the Move’ truck to learn more about the Foodbank, how we strive to provide food to satisfy everyone’s traditional meals, and enter for a chance to win our Empty Bowls Raffle! You can also purchase a handcrafted ceramic bowl made by area students and artists to help provide meals to our neighbors this holiday season.

On Thanksgiving morning, the Foodbank will be participating in the Ameren Thanks for Giving Parade. Stay tuned to KMOV Channel 4 or join us downtown at the parade to see how you can help feed families this holiday season.


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