St. Louis Food Rescue

Mission In hopes to inspire and motivate young people St. Louis Food Rescue seeks to alleviate hunger in our community. St. Louis Food Rescue collects perishables that would have been discarded from local food retailers and immediately delivers them to […]

Mission

In hopes to inspire and motivate young people St. Louis Food Rescue seeks to alleviate hunger in our community. St. Louis Food Rescue collects perishables that would have been discarded from local food retailers and immediately delivers them to organizations such as New Life Evangelistic Center who are most in need.

History

St. Louis Food Rescue traces its roots to 2006 when an 11 year old boy decided to volunteer at his local food pantry. At age 15, after putting in well over 100 hours per year, he chose to go beyond volunteering his time. He contacted local grocery stores to see if they would be willing to donate food to his food pantry. After much rejection, the stores whose logos are on the left chose to donate to us on a weekly basis. The amount of food that they donated surpassed everyone’s expectations. St. Louis Food Rescue was officially formed after he attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) World Leadership Congress in August of 2011.

Current Activity

Each weekend they save over 5,000 lbs of produce, baked goods and dairy products that would have been discarded at the end of the day by local food retailers and immediately deliver it to the organizations they serve.

Future Plans

They have made a such an enormous impact in the community and are seeking to expand. The process to doing this consists of acquiring more food donors, sponsors, teenage volunteers and a truck. Without your help, STLFR would not exist.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a teenager looking for a meaningful way to give back? They have volunteer opportunities available weekly. The task of a volunteer consists of picking up food from food donors and bringing it to the organizations they serve. In doing so, volunteers are exposed to hunger, poverty, and homelessness. Volunteers are asked to have access to an SUV, minivan or pickup truck. Please contact them to become involved! There is absolutely no application or registration process.

Requirements to volunteer:

1. You must be a teenager.
2. You must have access to an SUV, truck or minivan in which you will be able to transport relatively large amounts of food.