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