Providing Healthy Meals to Those in Need
The Fit and Food Connection’s Food Assistance program provides emergency groceries to those in need in St. Louis. In the St. Louis area, over 20% of households hold high rankings of food instability, according to the 2013 Missouri Hunger Atlas Data Report. This program benefits low income families, senior citizens, and the disabled who deal with food insecurity in their daily lives. Our volunteers devote weekends to pick up food from our partners and deliver groceries to families needing assistance. Our weekly food assistance delivery program provides healthy food to those who would not normally be able to afford it, allowing the opportunity to change their eating habits and their lives for the better.
This program relies on the support of our partners and volunteers. The Fit and Food Connection is currently partnering with Fit Flavors, MetroMarket STL, and Urban Harvest to feed those in need. We are always looking for new partnerships, suppliers, and donors to help us make this program a success.
We have put together a list of healthy food items, perishable and non-perishable, that we kindly ask for donations for, to ensure that we are distributing healthy food items to the families that benefit from this program. Please contact us for more information.
Our Food Assistance program relies on the support of our volunteers. Join us every Saturday as we pick up food from our partners or every Sunday as we deliver the groceries to those in need. Sign up in advance or contact us for more information.
Emergency Assistance Hotline
If you qualify as low income and need assistance providing healthy food for you and your family, please contact our hotline at 314-649-7367 for more information regarding our weekly food delivery program.
“I get little food stamps, and once my food stamps are gone, I have to try to buy some more [food], or try to go to pantries to get food. Well, you all do the delivery. Sometimes it’s hard for me to get back and forth to pantries because of how far it is, and location, and my transportation. I’ve been calling you all for two years.”
“Well, I think it’s very nice, and what you all give to me is enough for me, you know, to take care of me, and my needs, it’s nice. You all deliver it to me, I don’t have to try to get a ride [like I have to] to get to the other ones.”