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OASIS Selected for Schnucks Bags 4 My Cause during November!

We have some GREAT news to share!

 OASIS has been selected AGAIN to be a part of the Schnucks – Bags 4 My Cause program!

We really appreciate all the support we received during our last round. Thank you! We are so happy to know we can count on you to go out and buy a few more of the Hunger bags during the month of November, at the Schnucks stores located at 1950 Zumbehl Rd. and 1900 1st Capitol Drive in St. Charles! Don’t forget, the bag says “Every Bag Feeds a Neighbor in Need” and we get $1 for every bag purchased! At $2.99, what a great deal!

This is a great program to help feed the hungry and help eliminate paper and plastic bag refuge. If you have been thinking about ‘going green’ with reusable grocery bags now is the time. Just stop by one of the Schnucks stores listed below during the month of November to purchase your reusable grocery bags. What a great way to go “Green” and help the OASIS Food Pantry.

For more information on the Schnucks – Bags 4 My Cause program, including updated sales numbers, please visit schnucks.bags4mycause.com.

OASIS News for August 2017

O.A.S.I.S. Fall Gala – Sunday, October 8

Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction

Save the date! The dinner and silent auction associated with the Annual Golf Tournament was separated from the golf tournament to allow for more attendees. This event is now called the O.A.S.I.S. Fall Gala and is being held the evening of Sunday, October 8th at Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters. Plans are in the works to have food and drinks, a silent auction, and a brief program. Please contact the Auction Chairperson, Shirley Stenberg on 636-294-0973 if you or your group is interested in donating items for the silent auction.  More information to come as planning finalizes.

Thinking about Volunteering at the Pantry?

  • A helping hand is always welcome at O.A.S.I.S. here are some ways in which you or your group can help.
  • October 8 attend the Fall Gala Benefit at Old Hickory and/or have you or your group provide an item for the silent auction.
  • Thursday or Saturday mornings from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon Grill hot dogs while the pantry is open.
  • Hold a food drive and stock the shelves.
  • November 18 help with the Boy Scout Food Drive by separating items and stocking shelves.
  • 2nd Tuesday of each month stock the shelves from 8:30 am to 10 am with USDA Food.
  • Saturday afternoons from 12 noon to 2:30pm help clean the food pantry.

If you, your group, or your church has interest in these opportunities please contact Terry Rodewald at 636-723-0037 or Mike Wraspir @ 636-292-1184 or Loretta MacCallum @ 636-233-1237 or email the pantry at oasisfoodpan@aol.com.

Thank you for your support,

The O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry Board Members

Free Health & Wellness Classes – every 2nd Monday

Free Health & Wellness Classes
Mid Rivers Campus
2nd Monday of the month, 7-8 pm, beginning July 10

With a Christ-centered focus, these classes will cover a range of health and wellness topics to help you make healthier food and lifestyle choices. We seek to equip you with the knowledge on how better health is gained through making healthy choices about the food we eat, exercise, cooking techniques, and more. We’ll focus on how God designed our bodies, the food we eat and His great plan and purpose for our lives.

2017 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

July 10: Clearing Up all the Confusion: How should I eat to be healthy and lose weight?

August 14:: A Guide to Meal Planning & Healthy Snacks

September 11: The Importance of Hydration: Take a specialized water bottle home to help keep you on track to drink more water!

October 9: Nutritional Supplements: Do I need them and which ones do I buy?

November 13: Healthy Desserts Heading into the Holidays

December 11: How to Keep Toxins Out of Your House and Body

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O.A.S.I.S. News for July 2017

Thank You!

A big thank you goes out to Skip Hampton for coordinating and Novus International for donating 100 pounds of ground beef and 372 pounds of pork to the O.A.S.I.S. Food Panty. Novus International headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri and a corporate presence in more than ninety countries worldwide has a vision to feed the world affordable, wholesome food through the creation of animal nutrition solutions. The pantry is blessed and grateful to be a recipient of Novus’s corporate vision to help feed the world affordable, wholesome food.

Schnucks selects the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry

Schnucks markets selected the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry as the July recipient of the Schnucks Hunger Relief – Bags 4 My Cause Program. What this means, is during the month of July for each Hunger reusable bag sold at specific Schnucks groceries the pantry will receive $1. This is a great program to help feed the hungry and help eliminate paper and plastic bag refuge. If you have been thinking about “going green” with reusable grocery bags now is the time. Just stop by one of the Schnucks stores listed below during the month of July to purchase your reusable grocery bags and help out the pantry.

Cottleville, MO – 6083 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
St. Peters, MO – 48 Plaza 94 Drive
St. Charles, MO – 1900 1st Capital Drive

Children’s Birthday Bags

Did you know the pantry distributes birthday party bags to help client families celebrate their children’s birthdays. The bags for children ages 1 through 12 contain cake mix and other birthday party items. The pantry is currently is looking for donations of napkins, paper plates, candles, icing, chapter books (ages 7 -12), and other small party items to fill our birthday bags. If your group is interested in donating to this fun project just collect and mark the items “birthday bags” and place in your churches collection box or drop off at the pantry, 1814 Boone’s Lick Road St. Charles, MO 63301.
Thank you for your support,

The O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry Board Members

Schnucks Bags 4 My Cause Program Supporting OASIS in July

O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry has been selected as the July recipient of the Schnucks Bags 4 My Cause program!

During the month of July, Oasis Food Pantry will receive $1 for each Hunger reusable bag sold at the Schnucks stores located at:

  • 6083 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., Cottleville MO
  • 48 Plaza Ninety Four Dr., St. Peters MO
  • 1900 1st Capitol Dr., St. Charles MO.,

Please shop at one of these Schnucks locations during July and purchase reusable bags to support O.A.S.I.S.!

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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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