Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope.

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St. Louis Area Foodbank
CFC Number: 
85489
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[St. Louis Area Foodbank President & CEO, Meredith Knopp, with Volunteer Center in background] Hi, I'm Meredith Knopp, President and CEO of the St. Louis Area Foodbank. The St. Louis Area Foodbank has been serving the bi-state region since 1975. [Volunteers boxing up food on an assembly line] Since that time, the organization has grown to become the area’s largest nonprofit food provider dedicated to feeding individuals in need. Our work is possible thanks to community partnerships and support from friends like you. Through a robust network of agency partners and programs throughout 26 Missouri and Illinois counties, the Foodbank helps provide more than 37 million meals annually. [Foodbank employee loading a pallet of food into a partner agency vehicle using a forklift] These meals provide hope for a healthier and better tomorrow. There are more than 427,000 people in the Foodbank’s service territory that are going hungry each year. Nearly 114,000 of those individuals are children. CFC contributions from federal employees help to ensure hungry neighbors have access to nutritious food year-round and help us work toward our vision of creating a stronger, healthier bi-state region where no one goes to bed hungry. [St. Louis Area Foodbank logo displayed with African American mother and daughter eating in the background. CFC #85489 displayed along with the text - $10 = 40 Meals] Thank you for supporting the St. Louis Area Foodbank and our efforts to build stronger communities by empowering people with food and hope.