Feed My People celebrated its new façade with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this past weekend. The new façade was made possible by a grant from the Community Reinvestment Fund through the St. Louis County Port Authority.
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Monday, January 28, 2013
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Monday, November 26, 2012
The American Chamber Chorale to present concert featuring selections from Handel's "Messiah."
When the American Chamber Chorale was founded by Stephen Morton in 2001, one of his goals was to “give back to the community.” Now in Season XII, the Chorale continues the tradition with a concert featuring selections from Handel's Messiah to benefit Feed My People, a charity that serves clients in St. Louis and Jefferson counties. The concert will be at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 9907 Sappington Rd. in Sappington. In addition to Messiah selections, including the Hallelujah Chorus, the American Chamber Chorale's program also will feature arrangements of familiar carols by today's composers. Audience members will join the chorale in singing traditional Christmas carols, celebrating the season by sharing the joy …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
The bag drop-off is Saturday and collection will be June 9.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The food pantry will have a fashion show celebration April 28.
Feed My People, one of the area's largest and oldest food pantries, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a fashion show and luncheon April 28. The lunch will be held at St. Matthias Catholic Church on Buckley Road at 11 a.m. “This is one of the largest events ever produced for Feed My People and I am honored to be coordinating this exciting event,” said Roy Wunsch, Fashion Show Director. Tickets for the event are $25 and include lunch and entertainment. Tables can also be purchased for $250. The clothing in the fashion show will come from the thrift store and has been repurposed by design students at South Tech High School. John and Carol DeGuire started Feed My People 30 years ago. The organization now has two locations, one on …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Help a local charity and expand your business with our new contest.
Thank you, Patch readers, for nominating a local charity in our community for Patch's "Click & Claim for Charity" contest. We're pleased to announce that Feed My People was nominated to represent Mehlville and Oakville. Here's how the contest works. If you run a business, park, church or store in Mehlville or Oakville, hop on Patch now and claim your business listing in our directory. If we have the most claimed listings between March 7 and April 8, Feed My People will win an advertising campaign on Patch worth up to $3,500, to spread the word about the good works they do in the community. Want to know how you can claim your listing? Claiming your listing is free. Here's how to do it: We want to make sure it's really you claiming the …
Friday, March 16, 2012
The construction will be done by the end of 2012.
Local food pantry Feed My People will have a new look by the end of 2012 with a grant they received from the Port Authority Community Reinvestment Fund. “We are very excited about the grant,” said Gail Davis, the nonprofit’s development coordinator. “We seldom spend money on our facilities and then only when funds are designated for capital projects. The vast majority of our funds are funneled to client programs.” The Port Authority’s $180,000 grant will improve the appearance of the building and thrift store. Feed My People, started in 1982 by John and Carol DeGuire, donated more than $3 million in food to the hungry last year. The pantry tries to provide balanced meals to clients, but their donor base is all volunteer, and it’s waning …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Feed My People and the Lemay Child and Family Center both received grants from the Port Authority.
Five local nonprofits received nearly $2.4 million from the St. Louis County Port Authority to make improvements to the Jefferson Barracks and Lemay communities. Lemay Child and Family Center, which serves approximately 120 kids from ages 6 weeks to 12 years, will receive $350,000 to fund a new playground and outdoor facility. The playground will be a blend of natural play and commercial equipment, said Elaine Powers, the executive director of Lemay Child and Family Center. “We were hopeful and got really excited when we got the phone call and received what we asked for,” Powers said. “The competition with these grants gets tougher every year.” A grass amphitheater, bike trail, kickball field and gardens are among the highlights of the …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
As the economy continues to lag, food pantries see the need go up as contributions and volunteers are harder to come by.
The biggest food pantry donations of the year have come and gone with the holidays, but the need to help feed the hungry is year-round, and in past years, growing. Hundreds of area food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens serve people directly. They get their food from various sources, and the biggest of those are two area food banks. Operation Food Search and The St. Louis Area Food Bank works with donors like General Mills, taking in truckloads of food, which is distributed to outlets in the metro area and beyond. Operation Food Search serves 130,000 people through 265 outlets each month, according to executive director, Sunny Schaefer. She said 30-40 percent more people are coming to them for help. “It really stated at the beginning of…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Students and residents are encouraged to donated non-perishable food to the schools.
Four Mehlville schools are hosting food drives to benefit Feed My People before the holiday season. Feed My People is an emergency and long-term food pantry located on Kingston Drive that provides services for those in need. Mehlville High School, John Cary Early Childhood Center, the Alternative Academy and SCOPE Programs will be collecting food to benefit local families. Anyone from the community can donate non-perishable food items at Mehlville High School (3200 Lemay Ferry Road), Alt Academy (3100 Lemay Ferry Road), SCOPE (3701 Will Avenue) and John Cary Early Childhood Center (3155 Koch Road) until Nov. 11. Mehlville High School students will have an additional component Nov. 14, where classes will compete to create the most …