Monthly Archives: March 2019

O.A.S.I.S.  Food Pantry News – April 2019

Thrivent Community Meal Packing Event

A favorite food item supplied by the pantry is a taco meal kit, which consists of taco shells, refried beans, salsa, rice, and taco seasoning. Kelly Brickner, Wealth Manager at Thrivent Financial, organized and supplied items for a Thrivent Community Meal Packing Event held March 14th at Messiah Lutheran Church. Over 80 people met at the Church and packed 800 taco meal kits for the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry. It was a moving experience to see so many people, men, women, and children, come together to help those less fortunate. Many thanks to Kelly Brickner, Thrivent Financial, O.A.S.I.S. volunteers, and the packers for making this event a huge success.

Where’s the Beef?

It’s at the pantry! A big thank you goes out to Skip Hampton and Novus International for donating another steer to the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry. Receiving these meat donations goes a long way to help us provide a variety of healthy food options for our client families.

Attention Thrivent Members

Outreach Assistance Serving Individuals in St. Charles County (O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry) has been approved to participate in the Thrivent Choice Program.

If you have Thrivent Choice Dollars and wish to direct them to the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry, have your Thrivent number handy and call Thrivent at 1-800-847-4836 and ask for Thrivent Choice.  Via the Thrivent web site, choose My Thrivent and Direct Thrivent Choice Dollars. When using the on-line Thrivent Choice catalog, you can find the food pantry by name, city, or zip code as follows:

Name: Outreach Assistance Serving Individuals in St. Charles Cty. (O.A.S.I.S.)
City: St. Charles
Zip: Code; 63301

O.A.S.I.S. Golf Tournament and Banquet – Monday, June 3

The O.A.S.I.S. annual Golf tournament is the food pantry’s major fund raiser. Funds raised at last year’s event allowed the pantry to purchase and distribute additional food to 1,600 low-income school-aged children during summer months when school meals are not available. Funds from this year’s event will go towards the purchase of a much-needed used van for daily food item pick-ups from local grocery stores

For further details about the golf tournament visit the pantry web site at www.OASISfoodpantry.com, the golf tournament brochure is available for viewing on-line in the upcoming events calendar.

Volunteers Needed

Hot Dog Chef

O.A.S.I.S. is currently seeking two committed volunteers to grill and serve hot dogs on Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30am. Hot dogs are cooked inside on a George Foreman Grill during winter weather, but during nice weather they are cooked outside on a gas grill under a covered porch. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Paul Fellin at paul.fellin@att.net or by phone at 314-895-6206.

Thrift Store Volunteer

The newly re-organized O.A.S.I.S Thrift Store is up and running and can use a few more volunteers. Thrift Store hours are 10am to 3pm Wednesday through Saturday and Thursday evenings 4:30pm to 8:30pm. If you have an interest in volunteering please contact Diana Mayfield by email relyondiana2@gmail.com or by phone 314-583-5599.

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

OASIS Has Been Added to Thrivent Choice Catalog

Attention Thrivent Members:

The O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry has now been added to the Thrivent Choice catalog. What this means is eligible Thrivent members can recommend where Thrivent distributes a portion of its charitable funding by directing Choice Dollars. Thrivent members become eligible for Thrivent Choice Dollars based on insurance premiums, contract values and Thrivent volunteer leadership.

The Thrivent Choice catalog lists the food pantry as Outreach Assistance Serving Individuals in St. Charles Cty. not O.A.S.I.S. The easiest way to find Outreach Assistance Serving Individuals in St. Charles Cty. on the Thrivent Choice catalog is by zip code 63301.

To direct your Thrivent Choice Dollars to the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry have your Thrivent member number handy and call Thrivent at 1-800-847-4836 and ask for membership, they will be able to walk you through the process. Alternately, you can log on to the Thrivent web site select My Thrivent, and Direct Thrivent Choice Dollars to access the catalog.

The clock is ticking, all 2018 Thrivent Choice Dollars must be directed by March 31. Please consider the food pantry for your Thrivent Choice Dollars.

Thank you for your support.