The Adventist Community Service Center (ACS) of St. Louis, is a well-established Food Pantry and Thrift Store, which began as a support and distribution center for communities in dire need following the great flood of 1993. Today over 22,000 pounds of food is distributed each month from the Food Pantry, lending a helping hand for the entire community regardless of race, color, or religion.
Our commitment: no one in need from the greater St. Louis area should ever be turned away.
While the needs of the community continue to grow, sadly other pantries in the area have been closing. While the demand is increasing, we are running out of food on an almost daily basis.
To serve the community at full strength, we need more equipment: for storage (refrigerators for perishables and freezers for frozen donations.)
Simply, we need to consistently stock items to a level which exceeds demand.
Second, each month we are forced to incur the expense of renting a large box truck to bring in pallets of USDA donations. We have a van, which we use to pick up donations and to deliver pantry items to seniors each month, but the van is on its last legs.
The ability to move goods and services is critical, along with the need for increased storage.
WE ARE IN NEED OF · REFRIDGERATORS · FREEZERS · A VAN· AND IDEALLY A BIG BOX TRUCK
Currently, the Pantry serves an average of 150 family members each week. With your help we can do better!! We have seen an increased growth in Seniors served of 72% in the last 12 months, and the numbers are continuing to climb. (In fact, we have a waiting list for Seniors to get on while we attempt to ramp up.)
Beyond food, our volunteers and staff provide an atmosphere of mutual respect, understanding and cordial hospitality. The ASC is dedicated to getting to know, listening to, and learning from our guests.
Financial donations are used for the purchasing and transporting of food for our guests. This food pantry is non-for-profit under the entity of the Iowa-Missouri Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists. All donations will benefit this food pantry.
Thank you for supporting the Adventist Food Pantry and our brothers and sisters who rely on its support every week.