||The St. Louis Area
will feed hungry people by distributing food through its member agencies, and will educate
the public about the nature of and the solutions to the problems of hunger.
We gather and distribute...
nearly 13.4 million pounds of food each year to
500+ food pantries, homeless shelters,
soup kitchens and emergency feeding programs throughout 14 counties in eastern Missouri
and 12 counties in southwestern Illinois.
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where the food went in 2006.
the elderly, single-parent families and the working poor. Children comprise the largest
segment of the population in need of food. Hunger does not discriminate. It affects poor
and homeless people in urban and rural areas.
on the generosity of others. Each year, more than
5,000 volunteers spend more than 12,000
hours helping us sort and pack
food...area food companies and grocery stores donate food...USDA and America's
Second Harvest supply food...businesses, groups and individuals organize or
contribute to successful food drives and provide financial support to the St. Louis Area