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St. Louis Area Food Bank, Inc.

Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope

aka St. Louis Area Foodbank   |   Bridgeton, MO   |  www.stlfoodbank.org

Mission

To build a stronger bi-state region by nourishing people, empowering communities, and transforming systems.

Ruling year info

1982

President and CEO

Mrs. Meredith Knopp

Main address

70 Corporate Woods Drive

Bridgeton, MO 63044 USA

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EIN

43-1253102

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

St. Louis Area Foodbank Food Distribution Programs

The St. Louis Area Foodbank is the community's response to hunger. With the help of generous individuals, corporations and foundations, we are able to distribute food through a network of more than 500 partner organizations and programs; thereby reducing food insecurity in our region.

Annually, the St. Louis Area Foodbank provides more than 35 million meals to nearly 400,000 individuals in 14 Missouri and 12 Illinois counties.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency 1980

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2012

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors, Families, Economically disadvantaged people, Children and youth

Related Program

St. Louis Area Foodbank Food Distribution Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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

Last fiscal year (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021) the Foodbank’s accomplishments included:

- 52,844,737 meals provided
- 16,138 volunteers mobilized
- $5.2 million worth of personal care items and household essentials distributed
- 624 community programs and partners supported

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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St. Louis Area Food Bank, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 07/12/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/12/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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Female

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