Monthly Archives: July 2018

St. Louis Crisis Nursery Parent Education Series

The St. Louis Crisis Nursery Family Empowerment Team warmly invites families currently residing in St. Charles County to a free Fall 2018 Parent Education Group Series! This four-session weekly series begins on August 23rd and ends on September 13th. These classes can meet a Children’s Division or Probation/Parole requirement. Children’s programming is also available during the classes for children ages 0 to 12 who are not otherwise enrolled in school or daycare. RSVPs are requested and can be made to the Family Empowerment Team at 636-940-0742. Questions? Please contact Nicole at 314-229-1834.

Double Up Heartland

Double Up Heartland will match every $1 you spend at participating farmers markets and grocery stores in Kansas and Missouri with another $1 FREE so you can buy more fruits and vegetables, up to $25 more per day.

St. Charles Schnucks would be the primary participating store for OASIS clients.

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Thanksgiving Donations Needed

Good morning FB Universe: I need your help please. As many of you know, The Brass Rail in O’Fallon Missouri feeds people in need for Thanksgiving every year for FREE. Last year we fed over 7000 people a hot Thanksgiving meal complete with all the trimmings. Well it’s nearly that time again and our goal this year is 10,000 meals; and this year we’d like to add a warm hat, gloves or mittens to EVERY order. So, we are humbly asking for donations to help us achieve this incredible goal. This is the first time we’ve had to ask for help, and we’re uncomfortable doing so, but the expense to feed 10,000 people and provide hats and gloves has gotten HUGE. If you have $5 or $10 or even some spare change, or can mail us a new winter hat, gloves or mittens, we’d be so grateful, and we promise you to put it to good use. If you would like to help please send to The Brass Rail 4601 Highway K O’Fallon MO 63368 Attn: Scott. And please share this with as many people as you can, maybe we can feed 12,000 with your help. Thank you so much.

Children’s Summer Food Program – Vatterott Grant Received

The O.A.S.I.S. Children’s Summer Food Program is aimed at supplementing school-age children’s food resources throughout the summer when free and reduced price meals are not available at schools. Each family with school-aged children visiting the pantry during June, July, and August will receive an additional food package that includes cereal, apple juice, bologna, hot dogs, cheese, granola bars, peanut butter, and mac and cheese. Costs for this program run about $15 per child and we estimate more than 2000 children will benefit from this program.

With those costs in mind, the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry feels very blessed to receive a $5000 grant towards our 2018 Children’s Summer Food Program from the Vatterott Family Youth Foundation. Not only did the Youth Foundation provide a $5000 grant they also came to the pantry to volunteer their time to pack the summer food bags and help distribute food. Receiving this grant is a great help in reaching our goal of providing needed food resources to low-income families and their school-aged children this summer. We are sending a big THANKS to the Vatterott Family Youth Foundation for their generous backing of our 2018 Children’s Summer Food Program.

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