Many Americans believe that churches and charities should be the ones feeding the nation's hungry people. But tens of millions of people need food assistance every year-and just a tiny percentage of this assistance (1 in every 24 bags of food) is provided by charity. Charity alone is simply not a realistic solution.
For nearly four decades, the St. Louis Area Foodbank has been feeding families in need. In that time, we’ve discovered that the people who work the hardest to help others are often the same folks who need help themselves. They say it is better to give than to receive. While everyone needs help from time to time, we are proud that so many of those who receive food from our agencies are also those who give back. Thank you for viewing our annual report.