Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

St. Louis Area Food Bank, Inc.

Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope

aka St. Louis Area Foodbank

Bridgeton, MO

Mission

To build stronger communities by empowering people with food and hope.

Ruling Year

1982

President and CEO

Mrs. Meredith Knopp

Main Address

70 Corporate Woods Drive

Bridgeton, MO 63044 USA

Keywords

food, hunger, hungry, st., louis, poverty, family, Feeding America, food bank,

EIN

43-1253102

 Number

1684368772

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

The St. Louis Area Foodbank provides food assistance to more than 400,000 people struggling with food insecurity annually. Our service territory is comprised of 14 Missouri and 12 Illinois counties, spanning 14,000 square miles. Within our service area, one in six families struggles with food insecurity and make difficult decisions each month. Feeding America’s 2014 Hunger Study reported that 80% of our clients admit buying the cheapest food regardless of health concerns; 71% choose between medicine and food; 60% choose between housing and food. When our clients receive food assistance, they can stretch their limited budgets to meet other obligations, such as paying for housing and healthcare. With an emphasis on distributing nutritious, quality food items, the St. Louis Area Foodbank helps needy families stretch their resources. Moreover, providing struggling families with food improves their dietary intake and enhances favorable health outcomes.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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St. Louis Area Foodbank Food Distribution Programs

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Our Results

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Number of meals served or provided

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Aging, elderly, senior citizens,

Families,

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

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St. Louis Area Foodbank Food Distribution Programs

Context notes

The St. Louis Area Foodbank provides quality, nutritious food items to more than 400,000 people annually throughout 14 Missouri and 12 Illinois counties.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

There are more than 400,000 people annually relying on our services in order to feed their families. Our vision is to create a stronger, healthier bi-state region where no one goes to bed hungry. As the local affiliate of Feeding America, the nation's food bank network,we have access to millions of pounds of food nationwide. By working with 500+ partner agencies, such as soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries, across our territory, we serve a range of affected populations and demographics. Via community collaborations, we ensure that food insecure populations have access to food. By garnering community support, ranging from monetary donations to car donations to corporate and community food drives, the St. Louis Area Foodbank relies on the generosity of others to accomplish our mission to build stronger communities by empowering people with food and hope. By empowering people with food, we aim to move persons from food insecurity and closer towards self-sufficiency.

As part of our strategic direction, we are committed to increasing access to nutritious food while improving the quality of life for our neighbors in need. To do so, our plan calls for the following: 1) Increase food distribution annually with largest focus being on nutritious food items 2) Continue to optimize operations 3) Leverage our expertise and experience to lead our community in a variety of efforts 4) Deepen relationships with stakeholders to ensure financial health - so that program goals can be achieved 5) Maintain efficiency - with 97% of resources going towards programs 6) Regularly monitor and implement program evaluation processes to ensure that community needs are being met

1) Established in 1975, thereby serving the community for more than 40 years 2) Experienced as a nonprofit food distribution facility 3) Our Board are engaged and invested in the St. Louis Area Foodbank 4) Our staff are dedicated and passionate about hunger relief - with nearly 40% of staff working 5+ years for the organization 5) Diverse community support - recruiting more than 16,000 volunteers to help annually 6) Access to national resources via Feeding America membership 7) Access to best practices and fiscal accountability standards via United Way of Greater St. Louis

The St. Louis Area Foodbank evaluates each portion of its programs regularly. Weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual benchmarks are in place to ensure that goals are being achieved. When necessary adjustments are made to ensure that we are distributing food and personal care items equitably.

From October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017, the St. Louis Area Foodbank accomplished the following: *Provided nutritious food to 10,881 low-income seniors each month - totaling 130,575 boxes *85,000 families received fresh fruits and vegetables and other nutritional food items through 850 Mobile Markets *28,108 children and their families received an additional 40 meals per month through our School Food Pantry program *In total, the Foodbank provided 35,384,001 meals to neighbors in need in fiscal year 2017

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

United Way Member Agency

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member

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Financials

St. Louis Area Food Bank, Inc.

Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

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Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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