Our June recipient, the St. Louis Area Food Bank began its service to the community in 1975. They started out in an office space on Lindell Boulevard that was supplied by the Red Cross Bi-State Chapter. In that first year, St. Louis Area Food Bank distributed 135,000 pounds of food. In 2011, they distributed more than 25 million pounds of food received from food companies and grocery stores, the USDA, Feeding America, and community food drives organized by area businesses, groups, and individuals. The mission statement of St. Louis Area Foodbank is: Feed hungry people by distributing food through our partner agencies, and educate the public about the nature of and solutions to the problems of hunger.
The $1,500 contribution by The Daniel & Henry Co. through Jeans BeCause will serve 6,000 people.
Pictured above are Wes Mellow (D&H), Ben Spirk (Vice President, Finance – Foodbank), Frank Finnegan (Preside & CEO – Foodbank), and Don Hiemenz (D&H).
To learn more about St. Louis Area Foodbank, click here.Share