Bayer Fund Grant Received for 2021 Children’s Summer Food Program
We feel blessed to report the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry will receive a $5,000 grant from Bayer Fund to help O.A.S.I.S. fund the 2021 Children’s Summer Food Program. This program was developed to supplement summer food resources for low-income families with school-age children when free and reduced-price meals are not available through schools. Each family with school-aged children visiting the pantry during June, July, and August receive an additional food package to help reduce their summer food costs. Our budget for this program runs about $15 per child and we estimate more than 1,500 children benefit from this program. We are sending a big THANK YOU to Bayer Fund, the philanthropic arm of Bayer, for their generous backing of our
2021 Children’s Summer Food Program. With this grant we are a step closer to reaching our goal of providing needed food resources to low-income families and their school-aged children.
Looking for Ways to Safely Help those in Need During the Holidays? Here are some ideas:
- Donate Items for O.A.S.I.S. Birthday Bags
This mission assembles birthday kits for pantry clients whose school-aged children have a birthday during the month. The bags include a cake mix, frosting and a book or DVD. The pantry is running low on cake mixes and canned icings, as well as gift bags with bottoms no wider than 11 inches to hold the birthday items. Cake mixes, canned icings, and gift bags can be donated through your church or dropped off at the food pantry, 1814 Boone’s Lick Road, St. Charles. Bless your continued support of this service.
- Hold a Canned Food Drive
The Boy Scouts 2020 Scouting for Food drive was recently cancelled due to the rise in Covid-19 cases. This food drive stocks the pantry shelves with canned goods that last through winter and alternative sources will need to be found. If your church or group is interested in holding a food drive, a shopping list of standard pantry items can be found on the pantry web site at oasisfoodpantry.com, on the How to Help Tab.
- Then, There’s Always Prayer
Lord, we pray for the hungry and hurting in our surrounding communities and that their nutritional and spiritual needs will be met.
We pray for the volunteers who maintain the food pantry and serve our clients each week.
We thank you for the blessings of food and resources to purchase the food as needed.
Bless all those good stewards who give their time, talents, and finances helping those in need.
May the food given nourish the bodies of the individuals and families that receive it, and may
they give praise to the Lord for he is good. In Jesus name, Amen.
“A generous person will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9
Wishing Everyone a healthy and happy Thanksgiving and Christmas,
The O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry Board of Directors