On Thursday, October 19, Texas Roadhouse St. Charles will donate 10% of your food purchase to OASIS when you give the coupon to your server. It’s only at the Roadhouse location at Bass Pro, St. Charles. They are open that Thursday from 3:30 to 10 pm.
O.A.S.I.S. Fall Gala – Sunday, October 8
Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction
Save the date! The dinner and silent auction associated with the Annual Golf Tournament was separated from the golf tournament to allow for more attendees. This event is now called the O.A.S.I.S. Fall Gala and is being held the evening of Sunday, October 8th at Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters. Plans are in the works to have food and drinks, a silent auction, and a brief program. Please contact the Auction Chairperson, Shirley Stenberg on 636-294-0973 if you or your group is interested in donating items for the silent auction. More information to come as planning finalizes.
Thinking about Volunteering at the Pantry?
- A helping hand is always welcome at O.A.S.I.S. here are some ways in which you or your group can help.
- October 8 attend the Fall Gala Benefit at Old Hickory and/or have you or your group provide an item for the silent auction.
- Thursday or Saturday mornings from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon Grill hot dogs while the pantry is open.
- Hold a food drive and stock the shelves.
- November 18 help with the Boy Scout Food Drive by separating items and stocking shelves.
- 2nd Tuesday of each month stock the shelves from 8:30 am to 10 am with USDA Food.
- Saturday afternoons from 12 noon to 2:30pm help clean the food pantry.
If you, your group, or your church has interest in these opportunities please contact Terry Rodewald at 636-723-0037 or Mike Wraspir @ 636-292-1184 or Loretta MacCallum @ 636-233-1237 or email the pantry at email@example.com.
Thank you for your support,
The O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry Board Members
Free Health & Wellness Classes
Mid Rivers Campus
2nd Monday of the month, 7-8 pm, beginning July 10
With a Christ-centered focus, these classes will cover a range of health and wellness topics to help you make healthier food and lifestyle choices. We seek to equip you with the knowledge on how better health is gained through making healthy choices about the food we eat, exercise, cooking techniques, and more. We’ll focus on how God designed our bodies, the food we eat and His great plan and purpose for our lives.
2017 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES
July 10: Clearing Up all the Confusion: How should I eat to be healthy and lose weight?
August 14:: A Guide to Meal Planning & Healthy Snacks
September 11: The Importance of Hydration: Take a specialized water bottle home to help keep you on track to drink more water!
October 9: Nutritional Supplements: Do I need them and which ones do I buy?
November 13: Healthy Desserts Heading into the Holidays
December 11: How to Keep Toxins Out of Your House and Body
A big thank you goes out to Skip Hampton for coordinating and Novus International for donating 100 pounds of ground beef and 372 pounds of pork to the O.A.S.I.S. Food Panty. Novus International headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri and a corporate presence in more than ninety countries worldwide has a vision to feed the world affordable, wholesome food through the creation of animal nutrition solutions. The pantry is blessed and grateful to be a recipient of Novus’s corporate vision to help feed the world affordable, wholesome food.
Schnucks selects the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry
Schnucks markets selected the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry as the July recipient of the Schnucks Hunger Relief – Bags 4 My Cause Program. What this means, is during the month of July for each Hunger reusable bag sold at specific Schnucks groceries the pantry will receive $1. This is a great program to help feed the hungry and help eliminate paper and plastic bag refuge. If you have been thinking about “going green” with reusable grocery bags now is the time. Just stop by one of the Schnucks stores listed below during the month of July to purchase your reusable grocery bags and help out the pantry.
Cottleville, MO – 6083 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
St. Peters, MO – 48 Plaza 94 Drive
St. Charles, MO – 1900 1st Capital Drive
Children’s Birthday Bags
Did you know the pantry distributes birthday party bags to help client families celebrate their children’s birthdays. The bags for children ages 1 through 12 contain cake mix and other birthday party items. The pantry is currently is looking for donations of napkins, paper plates, candles, icing, chapter books (ages 7 -12), and other small party items to fill our birthday bags. If your group is interested in donating to this fun project just collect and mark the items “birthday bags” and place in your churches collection box or drop off at the pantry, 1814 Boone’s Lick Road St. Charles, MO 63301.
Thank you for your support,
The O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry Board Members
O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry has been selected as the July recipient of the Schnucks Bags 4 My Cause program!
During the month of July, Oasis Food Pantry will receive $1 for each Hunger reusable bag sold at the Schnucks stores located at:
- 6083 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., Cottleville MO
- 48 Plaza Ninety Four Dr., St. Peters MO
- 1900 1st Capitol Dr., St. Charles MO.,
Please shop at one of these Schnucks locations during July and purchase reusable bags to support O.A.S.I.S.!
OASIS Golf Tournament
The Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday June 5th at Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters. For more information please call Bob Schreiber 636-345-3000. There may still be time to reserve your slot!
Children’s Summer Food Program
It’s time again for the Children’s Summer Food Program at the OASIS Pantry. During the months of June, July, and August the pantry reaches out to families who have school-aged children to provide additional groceries. This is a wonderful program to make sure that school-aged children are receiving proper nutrition during the summer months while away from school. This year the pantry carefully evaluated the summer food offerings and revised those offerings to include healthier alternatives. It is estimated that over 2,000 children will be helped through this summer program at a cost of approximately $15 per child. If you are interested in supporting the Children’s Summer Food Program donations can be made through your church, via the pantry’s web site www.oasisfoodpantry.com, or by mail to: OASIS Food Pantry 1814 Boone’s Lick Road , St. Charles, MO 63301
Daytime Drivers Needed
Several volunteer daytime drivers are needed at the Pantry to do local food pick ups from 8am to 10:30am. Our volunteer drivers use the pantry trucks to pick up food from local stores and food banks and deliver the foodstuffs to the OASIS Pantry in St. Charles. Volunteer drivers must have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift or move 35 to 40 pounds. The goal is to establish a team of regular volunteer drivers and a call list of drivers that would be willing to fill in occasionally when regular drivers are unavailable.
If you would like more information about becoming a regular volunteer driver or are willing to add your name to the driver call list please contact Mike Wraspir 636-293-1184.
Thank you for your support,
The OASIS Food Pantry Board Members
Saturday Jubilee 2017 will be held on June 24, 2017.
If you want more information, contact Mary Szpatoski or call (636) 978-2277, ext. 401.
More of our neighbors are experiencing something many never thought possible in our plentiful area…hunger. Local pantries struggle to keep up with the increased demand, particularly in the summer when children are out of school. Every summer, we team up with Operation Food Search to organize Saturday Jubilee, a one day food drive. 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. Greet shoppers and collect food items that go directly to local food pantries. This is a great volunteer opportunity for organizations such as church groups, scouting groups, service clubs or businesses. We do our best to match your group with a grocery store in your neighborhood.
Volunteer your time during Saturday Jubilee.
Spend two hours at a local grocery store and collect food items that go directly to local food pantries.
Conduct a food drive.
Collect non-perishable food at your work, your church, in your neighborhood or as a family project during July.
Donate food items at your local grocery store.
With your help, families in our community will be given food to help them through difficult times. And…they will know that in their time of need, their neighbors cared.
2017 OASIS Golf Tournament – Old Hickory Golf Club, St. Peters
There is still time to sign up for the Annual OASIS Golf Tournament being held Monday, June 5. This tournament is the major annual funding event for the pantry.
Golfers for your $150 donation you receive:
- Use of the driving range and practice greens
- A light breakfast
- A golf cart
- Lunch and beverages on the course
- A gift bag with shirt and other goodies
- Substantial hors d’oeuvres during cocktails
- Hole-in-One prizes on each par 3 with top prize of $10,000
- Cash awards for championship A & B flights, 1st and 2nd Place
- Opportunities to play golf poker
- Long drive for men and women
- Closest to pin on all par 3’s
Foursomes are still needed! Please call Bob Schreiber 636-345-3000 to set up your spot today.
Volunteers don’t worry if you are not a golfer, you can still support your pantry by helping make this event a success.
There are many volunteer slots still open:
- Raffle set up
- Golf Bag set up and hand out
- Lunch box set ups
- Hole-in-One verification volunteers
- After event clean up
Volunteers are still needed, if you can help with this event please contact Terry Rodewald 636-544-4607.
Your support is needed to make this event a success for the panty!!!
The OASIS Food Pantry Board