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St. Louis Area Food Bank, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 07/30/2012: St. Louis Area Food Bank, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: ST LOUIS AREA FOOD BANK INC

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AKA  St. Louis Area Foodbank
St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis Area Food Bank, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 07/30/2012: St. Louis Area Food Bank, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: ST LOUIS AREA FOOD BANK INC

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Also Known As: St. Louis Area Foodbank
Physical Address: St. Louis, MO 63044 
EIN: 43-1253102
Web URL: www.stlfoodbank.org 
NTEE Category: K Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
K31 Food Banks, Food Pantries
K Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
K34 Congregate Meals
K Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
K35 Organization-Sponsored Eatery or Agency
Ruling Year: 1982 


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Mission Statement

The St. Louis Area Foodbank feeds hungry people by acquiring and distributing food through our member agencies; and educates the public about the nature of and the solutions to the problems of hunger.

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, October 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: October 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: September 30, 2013

Total Revenue $66,238,602
Total Expenses $64,449,874

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Mr. Frank Finnegan

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Frank Finnegan has spent a career focused on helping those in need. As executive director of the St. Louis Area Foodbank, he has overseen an operation that aids the hungry in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. Finnegan's experience in non-profit organizations is varied. Prior to joining the Foodbank in 1989, he held positions with the United Way of Greater St. Louis, the City of Phoenix, Arizona " where he provided services to the elderly and the homeless, and the Rainbow Retreat " an organization aiding abused women and children. At the St. Louis Area Foodbank, Finnegan now addresses hunger issues from legislation to food donations - co-organizing food drives such as "Scouting for Food," and the "National Letter Carriers' Food Drive." Nationally recognized as a hunger advocate, Finnegan has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR) and has been interviewed by Katie Couric on NBC's Today show. In addition to his employment with the St. Louis Area Foodbank, Finnegan serves on the Board of Directors for the Federal Emergency Management Agencies (FEMA) in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and Jefferson County. A native of St. Louis, Finnegan received his bachelor of arts degree in sociology from the University of Missouri Columbia, and a master's degree in public administration from Golden State University in San Francisco. Finnegan and his wife live in Webster Groves, Missouri with their daughter.

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Program Description:

The St. Louis Area Foodbank's operating programs include food drives which include "Scouting for Food" and many other local community drives, food purchases, food solicitation from local and national food manufacturers and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for both Missouri and Illinois.

Program Long-Term Success:

The St. Louis Area Foodbank remained the primary source of food for more than 450 food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency shelters throughout eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. In 2006, the St. Louis Area Foodbank distributed more than 13.4 million pounds of food and personal care items for families in need.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

The Foodbank distributes more than 25 million pounds of food annually through our network.  By working with 500 community based hunger relief agencies - soup kitchens, food pantries, and homeless shelters - 57,000 unduplicated people are fed each week.
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