OVER 1.6 MILLION MEALS PACKAGED… MILLIONS MORE TO GO!
St. Louis World Food Day, Inc. was established as a 501c3 not-for-profit organization in 2012. Since that time, nearly 10,000 St. Louis volunteers have participated in assembling over 1.6 million vitamin-fortified meals, made up of U.S. grown ingredients to feed hungry children and families.
OVERARCHING GOALS FOR ST. LOUIS WORLD FOOD DAY
Around the world, a child dies every six seconds from malnutrition and related causes. To create awareness and advocacy about hunger, as well as take immediate action, STLWFD 2017 will engage thousands of volunteers and nourish hungry people. We will:
- Package 350,000+ meals for both international and U.S. hunger relief;
- Engage and educate 1500+ St. Louis volunteers about agriculture, hunger and nutrition.
Update! In response to rising domestic demand for healthy food, the meals packaged on our volunteer-powered packaging lines will be distributed both in St. Louis, other U.S. regions, and internationally. Our packaging system, as well as international meal distribution, will be coordinated by Outreach Program –America’s largest volunteer meal packaging organization. Having facilitated the packaging of more than 300 million meals since its founding, Outreach Program is recognized as a “Four Star” Charity Navigator© non-profit. To help with local hunger-relief, we are once again partnering with The St. Louis Area Foodbank, who will oversee distribution of the vitamin-fortified macaroni and cheese meals throughout the St. Louis region.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The cost of each packaged meal is .25 – including ingredients (nutritious US grown grains such as rice, beans, and soy, as well as whole wheat pasta). Each packet provides six children (or four adults) with a nourishing meal. Generous sponsors will help to defray the cost of these nutritious ingredients. Depending on your level of support, your generosity can also help to make this leadership and service opportunity accessible to all, including students and educators from under-served schools.