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October 2022 – O.A.S.I.S Quarterly Newsletter

Children’s Summer Food Program

The 2022 Children’s Summer Food Program was successfully completed the end of August. This year the pantry served over 1300 children, which is about a 50% increase over what was expected. Cost for this program was about $12.10 per child. Thank you to all who helped support this program to keep the communities child fed over summer months.

Boy Scouts Scouting for Food

In 2022 Boy Scouts will again be collecting canned food for America’s Largest One Day Food Drive. The Boy Scouts will distribute bags in neighborhoods on November 12th and pick up the bags on November 19th . The O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry will be a local recipient for this food drive, so please give generously.

Fleet Feet Turkey Trot

Fleet Feet is again including O.A.S.I.S. in their annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot event. The event begins 7:00am Thanksgiving morning, November 24,  2022, at the St. Charles Family Arena. Following the run there will be free pancakes available from Chris Cakes! Monetary donations for O.A.S.I.S. can be made on-line and runners are asked to bring a canned food or packaged toiletry item for donation to the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry when receiving their registration packet. Registration is now open, please go to http://turkeytrotstl.com/stcharles.html to secure your spot.

The O.A.S.I.S. Christmas Shop

This year’s Christmas Shop for O.A.S.I.S. clients is being held December 3rd and 4th at Hope Lutheran in St. Charles. O.A.S.I.S. clients with children can sign-up at a pantry opening to attend the Christmas Shop where they will receive free toys for the children and winter-wear for the whole family.

As always, we thank you for your continued support of O.A.S.I.S. and our mission to help those less fortunate in our community.

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

July 2022 – O.A.S.I.S Quarterly Newsletter

2022 O.A.S.I.S. Golf Tournament

The 2022 Bob Schreiber Memorial Golf Tournament was held on June 6th at Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters. Although we were warned of possible storms, the weather cooperated and 140 golfers enjoyed a relaxing day on the course, an enjoyable happy hour, and fun silent auction. This year’s goal was to raise enough funds to replace two worn out commercial freezers in the pantry. The 2022 Tournament was a considerable success generating over $22K which will cover the cost of the freezers. As this is the only O.A.S.I.S. fund raiser a BIG thank you goes out to all who golfed and those who volunteered to make the 2022 event a whole-in-one.

Food Specials Needed

Have you noticed the rise in food prices? As food prices go up, food donations from local supermarkets seem to go down. The food pantry is running particularly low on what we call ‘specials’ — items that can turn simple food into a meal. Donations of these special items would be greatly appreciated by the food pantry and our clients.

  • Canned sloppy Joe sauce
  • Suddenly Salad
  • Pasta Sides
  • Tuna Helper
  • Salad dressings
  • BBQ sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Mayo
  • Brownie Mix
  • Muffin Mix
  • Taco shells
  • Refried beans
  • Ro-tel canned tomatoes
  • Biscuit Mix
  • Country gravy mix

Children’s Summer Food Program

The Children’s Summer Food Program is in full swing as we provide extra food for families with school-aged children during the summer months. This year we estimated serving about 600 children — we are halfway through the program and have served over 500 children. This is an unexpected increase over last year’s program and monetary donations are welcome as no grants have been received to help with this year’s program expenses.

As always, we thank you for your continued support of O.A.S.I.S. and our to help mission those less fortunate in our community.

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

The Affordable Connectivity Program for TEFAP & CSFP Participants

As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the President and Congress created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which allows tens of millions of American households to reduce their internet service costs by up to $30 per month (or $75 per month on Tribal lands).  Qualified households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if the household contributes more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.   We request your help in spreading the word to TEFAP and CSFP program participants. To support your efforts, please feel free to use the following resources:

  • White House Fact Sheet on the ACP and its benefits
  • AffordableConnectivity.gov, a website that includes resources under the “community resources” tab such as a toolkit with outreach materials for State and local leaders, including and social media image files for download to enhance your messages.
  • GetInternet.gov to find out more about ACP and find participating internet providers in their area.
  • Outreach partners can request the pre-qualification widget to embed on their websites by emailing ACProgram@usac.org with the subject line “ACP Widget” for technical support. In the email, please include the web address where you plan to add the widget. The interactive widget includes questions that a consumer can answer to determine if they may qualify for the ACP and then presents next steps based on the responses.

For CSFP State agencies, please be aware that this benefit is considered an in-kind payment for CSFP per 7 CFR 247.9(d)(2)(ii).  Accordingly, States have the option to exclude this benefit from income eligibility requirements.  Please note that per 7 CFR 247.6(c)(2), States must include options to be used relating to income or other eligibility requirements in their State plan.

Bob Schreiber Memorial Golf Tournament – June 6, 2022

Bob Schreiber Memorial Golf Tournament

Monday, June 6, 2022

Old Hickory Golf Club

O.A.S.I.S. Annual Golf Tournament Celebrates Fifteen Years

The fun and exciting Bob Schreiber Memorial Golf Tournament returns to Old Hickory Golf Club on Monday, June 6, 2022.  This tournament is the primary fundraiser for the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry, which has been dedicated to serving the nutritional and hygiene needs of families in St. Charles for 32 years.

Bob Schreiber was our Tournament Chairman who worked tirelessly until his passing in 2019 to make this tournament a success.  We at O.A.S.I.S. certainly miss the devoted leadership of Bob and Donna and renamed the tournament in Bob’s honor in 2021. Through the years, this tournament has helped O.A.S.I.S. fund several needed capital projects such as our warehouse and classroom building and two badly needed trucks.

For 2022, our tournament goal is to raise $16,000 to purchase two new interior freezer units in the pantry.  This year’s event includes a round of golf with cart at Old Hickory, a courtesy practice range, a light breakfast and box lunch, and free beverages throughout the course.  We’ve added two exciting game competitions sponsored by DIXON GOLF, including hole-in-one prizes on each par 3 and a new par 5 competition.  Cash prizes are awarded for Championship, A, and B flights.

Following the round of golf, there will be a social hour with appetizers and silent auction, followed by the awards presentation.  The good news is we’ve kept the registration fee at $175, and there is no added cost to compete in any of the new game competitions.

Through the years, your tournament participation has enabled us to make a difference in the lives of many St. Charles County families.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you on Monday, June 6, at the beautiful Old Hickory Golf Club.



Please click on the links below to purchase your sponsorship or to register yourself or a foursome for the golf tournament securely via Paypal. You will be able to submit your contact and payment information during the checkout process.

If you are registering to participate in the golf tournament, please submit your team member information to us using THIS FORM.


GOLF REGISTRATION

Foursome $700.00

Single Golfer $175.00


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Platinum Sponsorship $5000.00

Gold Sponsorship $2000.00

Silver Sponsorship $1000.00

On-Course Beverage Sponsorship (limit two) $500.00

Cocktail Hour Hor d’oeuvres Sponsorship (limit three) $1000.00

Breakfast Sponsorship (limit one) $750.00

Hole-In-One Co-Sponsorship (limit two) $300.00

Hole Sponsorship $200.00


April 2022 O.A.S.I.S. Quarterly Newsletter

Thank You!

The Girl Scouts April Showers drive was very successful collecting and distributing almost 9,000 personal care and baby items to the food pantry.

St. Charles Borromeo Church held a birthday bag drive creating about 100 birthday bags for distribution at the food pantry. This fun event had each child who donated a birthday bag pick out and include a special toy the bag.

Children’s Summer Food Program

During the months of June, July and August the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry provides extra food to families with school-aged children who miss their school meals due to the summer break. This year we estimate serving about 600 children at a cost of about $15,000. Monetary donations are welcome as no grants have been received to help with this year’s program expenses. If you would like to donate food items to the program we need: mac and cheese, granola bars, 4-pack fruit cups, and canned meats like beef ravioli.

2022 Stamp Out Hunger – Postal Workers Food Drive

The Postal Workers Stamp Out Hunger Food drive planned for Saturday, May 14, 2022. This is good news for the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry as this large food drive was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. This is a wonderful opportunity for the food pantry to refill the shelves with canned goods to last through the summer. Please watch for Stamp Out Hunger information from your local mail carrier.

2022 O.A.S.I.S. Golf Tournament – Monday, June 6th

The 2022 Bob Schreiber Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 6th at Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters, MO. We anticipate 36 teams of golfers for the tournament with13 teams already signed up to play. If you are interested in golfing as a foursome or as a single golfer please go to oasisfoodpantry.com and select the Golf tab to sign up and save your spot.

Thank you for your continued support,
The O.A.S.I.S. Board of Directors

O.A.S.I.S. Thrift Store is Seeking Donations

O.A.S.I.S. News Flash – March 21, 2022

Is that basement storage room getting out of control? Is it time for some spring cleaning?

The Thrift Store is currently seeking donations of small household appliances, regular and seasonal décor, end or side tables, pet carriers, costume jewelry, lamps, linens, and small electronics. Please note the Thrift Store no longer sells or accepts clothing donations. All funds raised at the Thrift Store directly support the on-going O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry mission to increase food-security for individuals of St. Charles County, Missouri.

Visit the Thrift Store, Wednesday through Saturday 10am-3:00pm, or for more information about the store call 636-284-8962 or email oasisthriftstorestcharles@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support.