Monthly Archives: August 2020

Food Distribution Event – Saturday, Aug. 22

Food Distribution Event

Saturday, August 22, 2020
4:00PM – 6:00PM CDT

Connections to Success and Gateway Human Trafficking are partnering with the Muslim Community Services of St. Louis on August 22, 2020 on the CtS parking lot at 3000 Little Hills Expy Suite 101, St Charles, MO 63301 for a Food Distribution event. This Food Distribution is a drive-through food distribution and is open to the community. It will place from 4pm – 6pm.

In this time of COVID-19 pandemic, more community members and parents who are struggling financially may benefit from this service. It is a drive-through food distribution project and all volunteers abide by social distancing requirements and guidelines.

For more information please contact: Tandra Parks | Volunteer and Mentor Coordinator at tparks@connectionstosuccess.org

O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry News for August/September 2020

Children’s Summer Food Program

Many school-children miss meals when school is not in session. To combat childhood hunger in St. Charles County the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry provides extra food for families with school-aged children during the summer months. This summer each school-aged child received additional breakfast cereal, mac-n-cheese, granola bars, applesauce, fruit cups, canned pasta with meat, raisins, juice, hotdogs, and sliced American cheese.  In
addition to the O.A.S.I.S. Summer Food Program, St. Charles County school districts, Neighbors Helping Neighbors Coalition, and the STL Area Food Bank supplied food and hosted regular open-market events for families with school-aged children.  You can be proud that St. Charles County agencies are focused on the welfare of our children.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

St. Charles County recently offered PPE grants to organizations serving our community.  O.A.S.I.S. received hundreds of rubber gloves, KN95 masks, and 3,000 paper surgical masks.  Additionally, the food pantry purchased several hundred 8 oz. bottles of hand sanitizers.  With the PPE grant and sanitizer purchase our client’s personal hygiene kits now include 5 surgical masks and a bottle of hand sanitizer.

Thank You!

O.A.S.I.S. has been blessed this year with donations of food and funding. The board would like to thank all organizations and groups that held food drives for O.A.S.I.S., those who generously provided funding, and the dedicated volunteers who help keep the pantry doors open during this pandemic. These are unique and fearful times for everyone in our community. Please keep the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry, our volunteers, clients, and supporters in your prayers as we tackle new and unforeseen challenges continuing our mission to do God’s Work.

The O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry Board of Directors

Mask Up St. Charles County Event on Thursday, Aug. 6

St. Charles County’s free mask distribution program to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus continues next week with a “Mask Up Pick-Up” event for county residents. To date, County Government has distributed nearly 500,000 masks throughout the county to libraries, businesses, churches, restaurants, schools and non-profit agencies. Masks have been provided for all County employees and to the public when entering County buildings as well. The masks

are funded through the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

The first “Mask Up Pick-Up” drive-through event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 6 at Liberty High School, 2275 Sommers Road in Lake Saint Louis. Approximately 30,000 masks will be distributed on the parking lot near the school’s main entrance; residents are asked to remain in their vehicles while picking up their masks. Each resident will receive 10 free disposable masks which have been placed in bags by workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). Those distributing them at this event will be wearing masks and gloves as well.

“It is our hope that those who are not wearing masks because they don’t have them will stop by,” says St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann, “and that they will continue seeking out places to find additional masks they may need to get through this pandemic. It is extremely important for us all to wear masks while in public to help protect the community from this highly contagious disease.”

Ehlmann says additional mask giveaway events are being planned, but that those who are unable to attend the Aug. 6 event also can visit their local St. Charles City-County Library where the County has provided masks for public distribution.

“Mask up, St Charles County! Let’s keep safe and healthy,” Ehlmann says. Those who have symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, dry cough and  shortness of breath, should call the St. Charles County Public Health Information Hotline at 636-949-1899. For information regarding COVID-19 and updated statistics, visit sccmo.org/COVID. For questions concerning the Aug. 6 event, contact Molly Dempsey, Community Relations Manager, at 636-949-7900, ext. 3724, or mtdempsey@sccmo.org.

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