Monthly Archives: May 2016

Thank You to Everyone Who Helped Stamp Out Hunger!

StampOutHungerOn Saturday, May 14, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive once again spread out across America to help provide assistance to Americans who are struggling with hunger. The Food Drive effort is the nation’s largest single-day drive. In 2015, 70.6 million pounds of food was collected, which brought the grand total of donations to more than 1.3 billion pounds of food collected since the drive began in 1992. The need for food assistance remains a problem in America. O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry is a recipient of some of the food collected during this food drive.

Thank you so much to all the letter carriers and U.S. postal employees from both St. Charles 63301 and St. Peters 63376 Post Offices for the 13,500 items O.A.S.I.S. received on Saturday.  Also a big thank you for the O.A.S.I.S. volunteers who spent time helping us receive and sort those items. Thank you also for your  donations on May 14! Your food donations will directly help needy families in your area.

Find out more information at the National Association of Letter Carriers website and like the Stamp Out Hunger Facebook page to stay informed.

Saturday Jubilee

saturday_jubilee_logoMore of our neighbors are experiencing something many never thought possible in our plentiful area…hunger. Local food pantries are struggling to keep up with the increased demand. The Community Council of St. Charles County and Operation Food Search are teaming up again this year to sponsor the 8th Annual Saturday Jubilee Food Drive. On July 30, 2016, from 9:00am to 4:00pm, volunteers will be collecting food and  cash donations at our local grocery stores throughout St. Charles and surrounding counties to support 23 area food pantries. Last year, more than 44,200 food items were collected, and cash donations purchased an additional 1,382 cases of food!

How 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.
  • Conduct a food drive at your work, your church, in your neighborhood or as a family project during July.

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