St. Louis World Food Day 2015, an annual food-packaging event to help feed hungry people living locally and abroad, took place on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm at John Burroughs School (755 S. Price Road, 63124).
In 2015, over 1,800 St. Louisans, ages 7+, helped assemble rice/soy protein meals and macaroni & cheese meals to help alleviate the suffering of people in need. At the 2015 event, 362,552 meals were assembled in a single day! We will once again partner with the St. Louis Area Foodbank (for local meal distribution) and the Outreach Program (for international distribution to Tanzania). The cost to participate each year is $10 students/educators; $20 adults and the funds raised from registration fees and sponsorships help defray the cost of the food packaging ingredients.
With World Health Organization statistics suggesting that a child dies every six seconds from malnutrition and related illnesses, the St. Louis World Food Day event raises awareness, increases understanding, and equips people to take action to alleviate hunger, both locally and internationally.