The year 2000 marked the Foodbank's 25th anniversary. While we would never celebrate the fact that the disease of hunger has made our efforts necessary, we do celebrate the fact that so many people cared enough to get involved in the fight against hunger. Schools, youth groups, churches and corporations have joined in the battle.

Imagine the effect we've had on families struggling to put food on the table. For 25 years, we've stocked the shelves of food pantries, homeless shelters and residential programs. We provide soup to the kitchens, canned goods to the pantries and hope to the needy.

And, rest assured we take our commitment to good stewardship seriously as well. Administrative costs are low - 97 cents of every dollar raised is spent directly on feeding a hungry person. You can trust that your financial support is going where it is needed most. And we would never jeopardize that trust.

Thank you for caring so much for so long. And thank you in advance for continuing to care. The battle against hunger wages on...but with you by our side, we're prepared to continue fighting for another 25 years.

Sincerely,

Norman C. Sih
Board President
Frank Finnegan [BIO]
Executive Director

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JANUARY:   Not only did the St. Louis Rams become champions in our hearts for winning the big game, they also became champions in the fight against hunger in St. Louis. Thanks to their victory, the St. Louis Area Foodbank received $25,000 from “Taste of the NFL.” “Taste of the NFL” is a pre-Super Bowl food and wine tasting extravaganza featuring top chefs from each of the 31 NFL cities. Funds raised during the event go to aid hunger-relief agencies and a specified amount each year is designated for the cities participating in the Super Bowl.

Also in January, the St. Louis Area Foodbank opened its 5th Kids Cafe site. The program - developed to provide low-income children with nutritious meals in an area that is safe, clean and convenient, now feeds more than 200 kids per day.
FEBRUARY:   When Bruce Springsteen came to town, as expected, seats sold quickly. Lucky for us Bruce saved two front row, center seats for the St. Louis Area Foodbank. The tickets sold for $1,700 during an on-air auction on KHITS96 FM.

APRIL:   More than 50 local restaurants participated in Taste of the Nation at the Saint Louis Galleria collecting nearly $10,000 for the Foodbank.

For more information about Taste of the Nation, please visit their web site here.

MAY:   The National Association of Letter Carriers helped “Stamp Out Hunger” for the eighth year in a row. In 2000, the drive collected 225,610 pounds of food from the community.

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JUNE:  June marked the opening of the St. Louis Area Foodbank’s Repackaging Center in Overland. This warehouse now provides room to accept more product. It’s also enabled us to attract more volunteers - both groups and individuals to sort through donated items and box them according to food industry standards.
JULY:  T.G.I.Friday’s helped take the edge off traffic while benefiting the St. Louis Area Foodbank. At the intersection of Chestnut and Sixth Street, servers gave samples of Friday’s menu items to those stuck in rush hour traffic. And, for every sample taken, Friday’s donated $1 to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.
OCTOBER:   Harlow “Bill” Donovan, Jr., the St. Louis Area Foodbank’s founding director, retired. Bill was later recognized as the recipient of the 2nd Annual Bert Rosen Hunger-Relief Award in December 2000. The Award is presented annually to the person(s) most dedicated to helping the Foodbank maintain its mission to feed hungry people.

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NOVEMBER: For the 16th consecutive year, “Scouting for Food” helped feed those in need. And, this year, the Scouts were able to gather more than 2 million cans for the first time in the event’s existence.

Also during November, the St. Louis Area Foodbank helped organize the first-ever local CANSTRUCTION competition. The 8-day event was held at Saint Louis Galleria and featured structures designed by local architects and engineers made only from canned and/or boxed goods. The event collected more than 28,000 pounds of food for St. Louis’ hungry.

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The St. Louis Area Foodbank is proud of the fact that over 97% of funds contributed is spent on food distribution.  As the Statement of Functional Expenses below and the pie chart to the right show, the Foodbank remains good stewards of the gifts we receive.
ST. LOUIS AREA FOODBANK, INC.
STATEMENT OF FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES
Year Ended December 31, 2000
  Food
Distribution
Program
Management
and
General
Fund
Raising
Total
2000
Food and product distribution $13,488,201 - - $13,488,201
Depreciation $57,957 $11,497 $10,663 $80,117
Fund raising costs - - $44,820 $44,820
Administrative expenses $211,794 $26,063 $23,449 $261,406
Occupancy $176,406 $17,201 $14,599 $208,206
Personnel $660,538 $131,030 $121,534 $913,102
Transportation $113,252 $2,332 $2,164 $117,748

TOTAL

$14,708,248 $188,123 $217,229 $15,113,600

The statements above and to the right are excerpted from audited financial statements.  The complete set of audited financial statements and the report thereon of Huber, Ring, Helm & Co., P.C., our independent accountants, are available upon request by contacting the offices of the St. Louis Area Foodbank, Inc.    

In 2000, the St. Louis Area Foodbank ...
... spent more than 97% of all contributions on food distribution.
... distributed 8.06 pounds (or $13.86 worth) of food for each dollar donated.
... distributed more than $13.5 million worth of food for families in need.
... helped feed 200 children in need each day through our Kids Cafe Program.
... helped more than 50 families from from shelters into permanent homes through our Transitional Housing Program.
... distributed 9,766,376 pounds of food to countless men, women and children throughout eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois.

If you would like to help the St. Louis Area Foodbank fulfill its mission of feeding hungry people by making a financial gift, please click here or contact Matt Dace by e-mail at mdace@stlfoodbank.org or by phone at (314) 423-6100, ext. 102.
If you would like to make a food donation, please contact Tim Donovan by e-mail at tdonovan@stlfoodbank.org or by phone at (314) 383-3335, ext. 3118.
If you or your group would like to volunteer at our Repackaging Center, please contact Brett Moeller by e-mail at bmoeller@stlfoodbank.org or by phone at (314) 423-6100, ext. 107.
If you or your company would like to sponsor a food drive, please contact Lenora Young by e-mail at lyoung@stlfoodbank.org or by phone at (314) 383-3335, ext. 3101.
The St. Louis Area Foodbank will feed hungry people by acquiring and distributing food through our member agencies, and educate the public about the nature of and the solutions to the problems of hunger.
< O F F I C E R S >
NORMAN C. SIH
PRESIDENT

American Chemical Co.

MORRIS BERGER
EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri

BETTYANN SLATTEN
VICE PRESIDENT

Jewish Family & Children Services

EDWARD DEGENHART
VICE-PRESIDENT

P.M. Associates

T. WILLIAM WHITE
TREASURER

Commerce Bank

LYNNE HASSARD
SECRETARY

Panera Bread/St. Louis Bread Co.

< D I R E C T O R S >
KATE BRADLEY
Food Outreach

BUCK FETTERS
Insituform Technologies, Inc.

EILEEN FRASER
YWCA - St. Louis County

EUGENE GARTLAND
Gartland Investment Co., Inc.

RON GORGEN
Edward Jones

TIMOTHY HAYDEN
Summit Strategies Group

MICHAEL KLEIN
The Salvation Army

GARY PARKER
Sansone Group

BERT ROSEN
Community Volunteer

JOHN VAN GELS
The Boeing Company

CAROLYN WOLFF
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

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Agape Help House - Pacific
Agape Ministries-Warrenton
AGAPE S.D.A. Food Pantry
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Arcadia Valley Food Pantry
Arch House
Archway Communities, Inc
Ark of Safety Center
Banner Full Gospel
Baptist Ministries Powell
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Bellefontaine Habilitation
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Berea Homeless Shelter
Berea Temple Food Pantry
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Berkeley Presbyterian Chur
Better Family Life
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Boys and Girls Town STL
Boys' and Girls' Hope
Boys' and Girls' Town - MO
Bridgeway Counseling Svcs
Briscoe Bible Holiness
Bunkum Road Kids Cafe
Cabanne United Methodist
Cahokia Community Basket
Cambria Food Bank
Caroline Mission
Caryle First United Meth.
Cathedral SVDP
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Catholic Charities
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Catholic Urban Programs
Chapel for the Exceptional
Chestnut Hlth System (SL)
Child Center of Our Lady
Children's Bread Min.
Childrens Advocacy Center
Christ Ecumenical Center
Christ in Action
Christ Pilgrim Rest
Christian Care Fellowship
Christians Who Care
Christopher Baptist
Church of God at Baden
Circle of Concern
City of Jennings
Clifton Heights Senior Ctr
Community Care (Prot Welf)
Community Hope Center
Community United Pantry
Concerned Parents Group
Cornerstone Cupboard
Council House West
Crisis FP - Westminster
Cuba Ministerial Alliance
Cuba Senior Center
DeSoto Food Pantry
Dignity House Kids Cafe
Dismas House
DuQuoin Ministerial Allian
East Missouri Action Agcy
Ebenezer SDA Church
Edgewood Children Home
Elmwood Memorial C.O.G.I.C
Elsberry Food Pantry
Elvins Food Pantry
Epworth Children's Home
Evangelical's Baur Home
Evangelical's Children Home
Evangelical's Midland Group
Evangelical's North/South
Evergreen Full Gospel
Faith Baptist Church
Faith Fellowship
Farmington Ministerial Allian
Feed My People High Ridge
Feed My People S. County
Fellowship Center
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Five Church Association
Five Church Older Adults
Food Outreach
Fortress Outreach
Fortress Women's Center
Fourth Baptist Church
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Friedens Chapel
Fruit of the Spirit
Gardenville Community Ctr
Gateway Fnd. - Carbondale
Gateway Foundation - STL
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Genesis II
George Wash Carver House
Girls, Inc.
Glen Ed Pantry
God's Revealing Tabernacle
Good Hope Missionary Bap
Good Samaritan FP
Good Samaritan House
Good Samaritan Service Ctr.
Good Shepherd Pantry
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Grace Food Pantry
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Grace Lutheran Church
Grace Southern Bap Church
Grace United Meth Church
Grace United Methodist FP
Graceland Day Care
Granite City 4 Square Church
Great Things Inc
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Guardian Angel Settlement
H.E.L.P. Inc.
Hallelujah House
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Hand of God
Haven of Grace
Haynes Miracle Temple
HDC NE Gateway Center
HDC N Side Gateway Ctr
HDC Southside Gateway
HDC Wellston Northwest
Heart to Heart Ministries
Helping Hands
Helping Hands of Potosi
Helping Hands Outreach Ctr.
Hi Pointe
Highland Area Christian Mi
Holy Angels Conf. - SVD
Holy Cross Social Concerns
Holy Trinity
Home Services Plus FP
Hosea House
Hwy W Food Pantry
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Immaculate Conception
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Inner City Christian Churc
Ja's Youth Fitness Club
Jefferson County Rescue Mi
Jefferson County Shelter C
Jersey Food Pantry
Jewish Family & Children S
Joint Community Ministries
Joint Neighborhood Ministry
Kid's Place
Kingdom House
Kossuth Food Service
Ladies of Charity
Lansdowne Comm/Youth
Least of the Brethren
Life Center International
Little Sisters of the Poor
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Love and Care Youth Center
Love In Action
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Loving Hearts Outreach
Lutheran Child & Family
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Marian Hall Residence
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Memorial Blvd. Christian
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Metro N Family Ministry
Miracle Temple Church
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Montgomery County Council
Most Blessed Sacrament
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Northside Community Ctr
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Northview-Holiness Temple
Nurses for Newborns
O'Fallon Apostolic Church
Oasis of Love
Oasis Women's Center
Operation Blessing-People
Operation Excel
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Our Lady of Good Counsel
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady of Holy Cross
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Our Lady's Inn
Our Little Haven
Overcomers Christian Ch
Owensville Senior Center
Ozark Food Pantry
PAKT
Passage House
Peace Pantry
Phoenix Crisis Center
Pittsburg Food Pantry
Potosi Gospel Tabernacle
Resurrection Parish Help
Richwoods Food Pantry
River Bend Adventist
Rock of Ages
Ruth Faulkner Food Pantry
S.T.E.P., Inc.
Salvation Army A.R.C.
Salvation Army C.I.P.
Salvation Army Fam Haven
Salvation Army Harbor Light
Salvation Army Hope Center
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Sal Army- Temple Corps
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Salvation Army- West Page
Samaritan United Methodist
San Francisco Temple
San Luis Apartments
Sayer Senior Center
Second Presbyterian Church
SEMO Family Violence Ctr
Shalom Cooporative Parish
Shalom House
Sharing Our Sources
Shelter the Children
Society of Our Mother
South Iron Food Pantry
South St. Louis Family Min
Southside Baptist FP
Sr. Christine's Pantry
St. Agatha Food Pantry
St. Andrews-SVDP
St. Anselm - SVDP
St. Anthony's Food Pantry
St. Augustine Conf Area II
St. Augustine I + II
St. Augustine Wellston Ctr
St. Boniface-SVDP
St. Bridget-SVDP
St. Catherine of Alexandria
St. Cronan's Food Pantry
St. Elizabeth St. Englebert
St. Francis Borgia FP
St. Francis de Sales
St. George/St. Mark FP
St. Gregory-SVDP
St. James Center
St. James Food Pantry
St. John Temple United Chu
St. John the Baptist-SVDP
St. John's Pantry
St. John's UCC
St. Joseph Institute
St. Joseph's Catholic Chur
St. Joseph's Center
St. Joseph's Church-SVDP
St. Liborius
St. Louis Adventist Commun
St. Louis Christian Home
St. Louis Develop. Disabil
St. Louis Dream Center
St. Louis Empowerment Ctr
St. Louis Harvest Church
St. Lucy's/Corpus Christi
St. Luke Memorial Baptist
St. Matthew's Lutheran Sch
St. Nicholas Church
St. Patrick Catholic Churc
St. Peter's A.M.E. Church
St. Phillippine Duchesne Ch.
St. Pius V
St. Pius X- SVDP
St. Rita's Church - SVDP
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St. Simon Cyrene
St. Trinity Lutheran Church
St. Vincent De Paul SK
St. Wenceslaus Food Pantry
State Park Area Food Bank
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Sts. John and James Church
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Sunshine Ministries, Inc
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The Bible Chapel
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Union United Methodist Ch
United Methodist Metro Min
Urban League - STL County
Urban League of Metro St.
Victory Worship Center
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West End Community Conf.
West Monroe Apostolic Chur
Western Egyptian EOC
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Wood River Four Square Ch
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For more information, please contact:  Matt Dace

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