STL Area Food Bank
This food bank relies on donors and volunteers to carry out the day to day operations. We sort food, we identify damaged or expired food items, we load boxes for individual families and assemble skids of these boxes for delivery. Sometimes we sort and count fresh fruits, like apples and bag them up for distribution. This Food Bank partners with more than 500 agencies in our area. For every dollar donated they are able to feed a family of four. Only $21 can feed a family of four for a week! The food bank is part of Feeding America, a national network of food banks that has dubbed September Hunger Action Month and assigned it the color orange. We have volunteered at this particular food bank for several years. It involves a lot of teamwork and is very satisfying in the feeling that we are "hands on" making a difference.
The day we volunteered we processed:
8,507 pounds (including the tote bags we brought that day)
We provided 6,944 meals for the hungry