SCCHE Choirs Raise Money for OASIS

A huge THANK YOU to St. Charles Christian Home Educators’ (SCCHE) choirs who put on two dessert theaters March 9-10 at Grace Community Chapel, St Peters collecting items for O.A.S.I.S. The pictures represent the two groups that performed on the 9th and 10th and the food they collected at the two events. They also received cash donations (over $800) which they in turn went to ALDI and purchased much of the items in the picture.

O.A.S.I.S. News for April

2018 Youth Food Challenge…And the winner is Hope Lutheran!

It was another great year for the O.A.S.I.S. Church Youth Food Challenge. The donations just kept coming and we just kept counting and the total came to 22,567 items. We are sending a BIG thank you to the ten churches that participated this year. There will be many smiling faces at the pantry as we distribute all your donations. Great job everyone!

Help the Girl Scouts help the Pantry

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri are celebrating the 20th anniversary for the April Showers community service program. Girl Scouts, their troop leaders, families and friends help people in need by collecting personal care items. Last year more than 1.3 million personal care items were collected and distributed. The O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry and its clients greatly benefit from this yearly program. Please check your door or porch April 20 through 22 for the “April Showers Bag” distributed by your local Girl Scout troop and give generously.

April 20-22 Bag Distribution

April 21 Girl Scouts will be collecting hygiene items at local grocery stores.
April 28 Filled bags will be collected and counted, then distributed to pantry’s and shelters.

Get in the Swing of Things with the 12th Annual Golf Tournament

At O.A.S.I.S. our goal is to give our clients a variety of foods and hygiene products to make their lives better. Even with all the donations we receive, there are times we must purchase items to fulfill client needs. Additionally, this summer we are planning a Children’s Summer Food Program to provide food aid to families with school-aged children during the summer when free school meals are unavailable.

The O.A.S.I.S. Golf Tournament is our principal yearly fundraiser and is planned for Monday, June 4 at Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters.  We need your support to make this event a success. Here are some of the ways you can help:

•      Play golf or Captain a Foursome
•      Attend the Dinner
•      Donate to the Silent Auction
•      Volunteer at the event
•      Become a Sponsor
•      Sponsor a Family

For more details about the Golf Tournament or to sign up, please visit our website at

Thank you for your continued support,
O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry Board Members

March News at the Pantry

Schnucks “Hunger Bag”

Schnucks again selected the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry as the March 2018 recipient of the Bags 4 My Cause Program. What this means is for each ‘Hunger’ reusable bag sold during March at specific Schnucks groceries, the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry will receive $1. O.A.S.I.S. has been selected several times and each time we have been rewarded with $75 to $85.  This is a great program to help eliminate paper and plastic bag refuge and feed the hungry. If you have been thinking about ‘going green’ with reusable grocery bags, now is the time. Just stop by the Schnucks store listed below during the month of March to purchase your reusable grocery bags.  What a great way to go “Green” and help the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry.

Here is the Schnucks store participating in the March program:

3029 Hwy K, O’Fallon, MO

Remember each bag sold = $1 to O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry

There is still a Need to Feed

In 1990 the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry opened its doors and began its mission by helping feed a few dozen families. A lot has changed over the years and in 2017 O.A.S.I.S. helped feed about 480 families per month serving approximately 5,716 clients. The quantity and variety of foods has evolved from sharing whatever was donated to a fixed food list, and supplementing with USDA foods and personal hygiene items. O.A.S.I.S. pantry doors are open about 17 times a month to help those in need, and it is estimated we currently distribute food items that supplement 11,000 meals per month.  Many of our St. Charles County pantry patrons are families and at least 50% of those families have children, but we also serve disabled individuals, and retirees. Most clients come for help because their limited income does not stretch far enough to cover basic needs.

The O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry continues to function and grow due to all the support we receive from businesses, organizations, schools, and churches. To help fill our shelves we partner with the St. Louis Area Food Bank, the USDA, and Operation Food Search. To do all the hands-on work:  food collection, stocking, distribution, and administration we rely completely on volunteers. We are blessed and grateful for all the support we have received over the years — without which we might still be serving only a few dozen families.

Thank you for your continued support,

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

Thrift Store Requesting Furniture

The Thrift Store is in need of furniture! It sells FAST and we currently have none. Please consider donating furniture to the OASIS Thrift Store. We can even pick up furniture donations in St. Charles and St. Peters area. Please call Loretta MacCallum with questions at (636) 233-1237. (Please no TV’s or entertainment centers.)

Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County is Seeking Homeownership Applications

Seeking Applications for Homeownership

Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County is seeking applications from people who live or work in St. Charles County that would like to buy a home through the Habitat partnership.  Individuals and families are approved and selected based on need, residency or employment in St. Charles County, ability to pay and willingness to partner.

Applications are accepted February 1st – February 16th and can be found online at along with more details.

Questions can be sent to or 636-978-5712 x 118.

Coordinated Entry for Homeless Services

For people in our community who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, finding help can be challenging. Coordinated Entry creates a simpler way for people to get the help they need.

Coordinated Entry creates an easy to use and efficient way for people experiencing housing insecurity to access services. All housing services are accessed through a single phone number, United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline, connected to a centralized case management team.

Coordinated Entry uses an unbiased system for prioritizing people for placement in services. Households complete only one assessment that includes a research-based questionnaire to rank their level of vulnerability based on age, health, disability, mental health, available resources and other factors.

Coordinated Entry provides a more efficient system for nonprofit service providers. Since all calls and assessments are handled by the Coordinated Entry team, case managers at nonprofit agencies can focus on getting clients housed more quickly.

Coordinated Entry provides data to help our community better plan for housing needs. All calls go through a centralized number, so we can better track requests for assistance, referrals, services provided and contributing factors to homelessness.

CLICK HERE for a printable flier with step-by-step instructions for accessing housing services through Coordinated Entry.

To learn more about Coordinated Entry and how it works, watch this step-by-step video.

February Food Pantry News

OASIS Annual Christmas Shop = Happy, Warm Children

During the second weekend in December Hope Lutheran Church gym was again transformed into a Christmas shopping wonderland for OASIS parents. Throughout the year Santa’s helpers were busy collecting new toys and winter-outer-wear for this special Christmas shopping event. OASIS clients with children were able to ‘shop’ for winter-outer-wear for each family member and two new toys per child for FREE!  This year, with the help of our dedicated volunteers and generous donations from around the county, we provided toys, coats, gloves, and other goodies to 733 St. Charles area children to make their Christmas’s bright.

On your mark, get set, go!

The annual Youth Food Challenge begins February 11. This year the competition looks fierce so get ready to up your game. Get those grocery bags out and let’s get shopping!

Disney & Dessert – St. Charles Christian Home Educators (SCCHE)

Grace Community Chapel, 7661 Mexico Road, St. Peters, MO, is hosting the St. Charles Christian Home Educators evening of sweets, treats, and Disney songs on March 9 and 10. The events begin promptly at 7:00pm both evenings and children are encouraged to attend dressed as their favorite Disney character. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased on-line at: Food items for the OASIS Food Pantry will be collected at the event. So grab your Disney costume and some canned goods and let’s enjoy the music.

Thank you for your continued support,
OASIS Food Pantry Board Members