Project Category: Food Pantry
Number of Participants: 1000+
Duration of Project: Multiple Day
Service Opportunities: Collecting Goods, Financial Donations
Location: 70 Corporate Woods Drive
Bridgeton MO 63044 MAP LINK
St. Louis Area Foodbank began its service to the community in 1975. Since that time, the organization has grown to become the bi-state region’s largest nonprofit 501(c)(3) food distribution center dedicated to feeding those in need. Through a network of more than 500 partner agencies in 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois, the Foodbank distributes nearly 35 million pounds of food and personal care items annually. More than 392,000 people in the bi-state region rely on the Foodbank for assistance each year. The Foodbank gladly accepts food donations year-round. St. Louis Area Foodbank will deliver rolling barrels with their logo to the meeting/convention site, pick- up the donated food, and distribute to the individual agencies. While almost any non-perishable item is appreciated, there are some items that allow us to best meet the nutritional and household needs of those they serve. The 35 best items to donate are peanut butter, canned tuna, canned chicken, canned fruit, canned beans, bottled jelly, canned soups, canned ravioli, boxed/bagged rice products, boxed/bagged pasta products, condiments/sauces, boxed complete meals, hot cereal, boxed crackers, fruit snacks, canned veggies, bottled juice, boxed juice, canned chili, mac and cheese, instant mashed potatoes, shampoo/conditioner, soap/lotion, tooth brushes, toothpaste, feminine products, baby food and formula, diapers, toilet tissue.
Impact: To make a difference in the lives of those in need of food assistance.
Volunteer Responsibilities: Donate food items
Attire: Meeting/Convention Attire
F&B Provided for Volunteers: No
Option to Move Project to a Different Location: 10'x10' drop-off location