Every Year TEAM has a Critical Shortage of Food Donations May through October
Donations are down during the summer months; however, the need for assistance is higher because kids are out of school and are not always getting enough food. TEAM is in need of canned vegetables/fruits/meats, pastas, sauces, breads, cereal – anything non-perishable. All donations are really appreciated and needed – and your donation can be in the form of food or cash/check (made out to TEAM). Or if you would like, you can go to our Facebook page and contribute online.
TEAM serves families struggling with food insecurity in the Florissant and Hazelwood communities of Missouri. We serve about 40 families a day at TEAM – Monday through Friday, and another 20 families on most Saturdays. We serve families in varying degrees of crisis, and for some, we are the only regular source of food.
TEAM is a completely volunteer organization, and there are no paid positions. The food we give our clients is meant to supplement their everyday meals.
In addition to our food donations, we spend about $2000 per week at the stores to ensure we have nutritional items available for our clients. Cash donations are good because this enables us to purchase needed items. Donating to TEAM Food Pantry will mean that you are providing meals for children of all ages, along with helping senior citizens who may otherwise have to choose between food and medications. And, no one should have to go to bed hungry.
Having access to food is critical for the emotional and physical well-being of a person. When one must worry constantly, feel undeserving, feel stressed or embarrassed, it affects the self-worth of the individual. We want to feed families not just because they are in need, but because people everywhere should feel like they are worthy enough to have food on a regular basis.
Please support us by: (1) making a donation; (2) by sharing our link on your Facebook page and on Twitter; and (3) by telling your friends and family about this critical need.
If you would prefer to donate via mail instead of online, checks can be made out to “TEAM” and sent to:
TEAM Food Pantry
Attn: Rich Meanor
265 St. Catherine
Florissant, MO 63031
Every donation will alleviate hunger for someone. Please support us in our effort to help those in need, and thank you in advance for your kindness.
TEAM Food Pantry
TEAM Food Pantry welcomes your food donations year round. We accept foods of all types (canned, dry, frozen) and basic household needs, such as soaps, and personal items.
Additional food drive support is needed during the months of June through October. During the holidays and scheduled major food drives, our incoming dontions are abundant, but shortly thereafter, we experience shortages in a number of food and household times.
Individuals can also support TEAM by volunteering to work in the office, distribution area, sorting, shopping, stocking the pantry, handyman chores or working at fund raising events.
TEAM is an Equal Opportunity Provider.
If you would like more information about donations or volunteering, please contact TEAM at (314) 831-0879.