On Friday, October 16th, more than 1,800 St. Louisans from all over the region joined together at John Burroughs School to assemble meals to feed the hungry. The St. Louis Area Foodbank will distribute more than 160,000 fortified macaroni and cheese meals locally and the Outreach Program of Union, IA will deliver 200,000 meals to a school-based feeding program in Tanzania. We are grateful to the many schools, businesses, clubs, and organizations who registered as Packaging Partners, the countless Leadership Volunteers who worked tirelessly to execute the event, and all of our generous sponsors for supporting this local and international hunger- relief initiative.
This hunger-relief initiative is a great team-builder for businesses and groups; a memorable and fun inter-generational experience for families; and a meaningful and impactful community service activity that unites the St. Louis community. A lot of hungry people living locally and around the world are going to receive nutritious meals thanks to the philanthropic spirit that is alive and well in St. Louis.
(Please visit our photo gallery today and over the coming week as we add photos from the event.)