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