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OASIS Food Pantry News – June 2017

OASIS Golf Tournament

The Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday June 5th at Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters. For more information please call Bob Schreiber 636-345-3000. There may still be time to reserve your slot!

Children’s Summer Food Program

It’s time again for the Children’s Summer Food Program at the OASIS Pantry. During the months of June, July, and August the pantry reaches out to families who have school-aged children to provide additional groceries. This is a wonderful program to make sure that school-aged children are receiving proper nutrition during the summer months while away from school. This year the pantry carefully evaluated the summer food offerings and revised those offerings to include healthier alternatives. It is estimated that over 2,000 children will be helped through this summer program at a cost of approximately $15 per child. If you are interested in supporting the Children’s Summer Food Program donations can be made through your church, via the pantry’s web site www.oasisfoodpantry.com, or by mail to: OASIS Food Pantry
1814 Boone’s Lick Road
, St. Charles, MO 63301

Daytime Drivers Needed

Several volunteer daytime drivers are needed at the Pantry to do local food pick ups from 8am to 10:30am. Our volunteer drivers use the pantry trucks to pick up food from local stores and food banks and deliver the foodstuffs to the OASIS Pantry in St. Charles. Volunteer drivers must have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift or move 35 to 40 pounds.  The goal is to establish a team of regular volunteer drivers and a call list of drivers that would be willing to fill in occasionally when regular drivers are unavailable.

If you would like more information about becoming a regular volunteer driver or are willing to add your name to the driver call list please contact Mike Wraspir 636-293-1184.

Thank you for your support,

The OASIS Food Pantry Board Members

Bunkz Initiative

We Love St. Charles is supplying bunk bedz to St. Charles families in need through their Bunkz Initiative. To request a free bunk bed, call (636) 674-WLSC or contact WLSC through their website. Do not delay, there is a limited supply!

Saturday Jubilee on June 24

Saturday Jubilee 2017 will be held on June 24, 2017.

If you want more information, contact Mary Szpatoski or call (636) 978-2277, ext. 401.

More of our neighbors are experiencing something many never thought possible in our plentiful area…hunger. Local pantries struggle to keep up with the increased demand, particularly in the summer when children are out of school. Every summer, we team up with Operation Food Search to organize Saturday Jubilee, a one day food drive. You can help!

Volunteer to be a Store Team Captain.

Area grocery stores need to be staffed. If you can organize a group of 10-15 volunteers to staff a store on the day of July 30th and coordinate the volunteers into 2 hours shifts, we need to hear from you now. All information and materials needed are provided. Greet shoppers and collect food items that go directly to local food pantries. This is a great volunteer opportunity for organizations such as church groups, scouting groups, service clubs or businesses. We do our best to match your group with a grocery store in your neighborhood.

Volunteer your time during Saturday Jubilee.

Spend two hours at a local grocery store and collect food items that go directly to local food pantries.

Conduct a food drive.

Collect non-perishable food at your work, your church, in your neighborhood or as a family project during July.

Donate food items at your local grocery store.

With your help, families in our community will be given food to help them through difficult times. And…they will know that in their time of need, their neighbors cared.

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Attention All Golfers and OASIS Supporters

2017 OASIS Golf Tournament – Old Hickory Golf Club, St. Peters

There is still time to sign up for the Annual OASIS Golf Tournament being held Monday, June 5. This tournament is the major annual funding event for the pantry.

Golfers for your $150 donation you receive:

  • Use of the driving range and practice greens
  • A light breakfast
  • A golf cart
  • Lunch and beverages on the course
  • A gift bag with shirt and other goodies
  • Substantial hors d’oeuvres during cocktails
  • Hole-in-One prizes on each par 3 with top prize of $10,000
  • Cash awards for championship A & B flights, 1st and 2nd Place
  • Opportunities to play golf poker
  • Long drive for men and women
  • Closest to pin on all par 3’s

Foursomes are still needed!  Please call Bob Schreiber 636-345-3000 to set up your spot today.

Volunteers don’t worry if you are not a golfer, you can still support your pantry by helping make this event a success.
There are many volunteer slots still open:

  • Raffle set up
  • Registration
  • Golf Bag set up and hand out
  • Lunch box set ups
  • Hole-in-One verification volunteers
  • After event clean up

Volunteers are still needed, if you can help with this event please contact Terry Rodewald 636-544-4607.

Your support is needed to make this event a success for the panty!!!

Thank you.
The OASIS Food Pantry Board