Who We Serve
The 43,000 people we feed each week are just like you.
We feed Derek, a St. Louis father of three who works through the night at his job, but still can’t afford the food his family needs.
We feed Ken and Krista, a couple from Carlyle, Ill., who work hard to overcome hardships, but still have to choose between paying bills and providing food for their children.
They are mothers and fathers, senior citizens and children, all hoping that one day they won’t have to ask for help.
We are responding to hunger in communities across 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois by distributing food to more than 392,000 people every year.
Apple knows the importance of hunger education and outreach because she knows the reality of hunger. After a series of unexpected family circumstances, Apple found herself in a very tight situation financially.
Derek does his best to provide for his family, but times are tight, especially with three growing children.
Meet Ken and Krista
Ken and Krista know we’re all just one or two major crises away from needing help, because they’ve gone through it themselves.