OASIS News for January 2019

Monsanto Fund Grant Received for 2019 Children’s Summer Food Program

We feel blessed to report the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry will receive a $5000 grant from Monsanto Fund to help O.A.S.I.S. fund the 2019 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 2000 children benefit from this program.

We are sending a big THANK YOU to Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Bayer, for their generous backing of our 2019 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.

Annual Youth Food Challenge

On your mark, get set, go!  The annual Youth Food Challenge begins in February. After last years close race to the finish the competition is really heating up, so get ready to up your game. Get those grocery bags out and let’s get shopping!

2019 Pantry Scheduled Closings

  • January 1 New Year’s Day
  • April 20 Easter Weekend
  • May 26 Memorial Day
  • July 4 Independence Day
  • August 31 Labor Day Weekend
  • November 23 Scouting for Food
  • November 30 Thanksgiving Weekend
  • December 24 Christmas Eve
  • December 31 New Year’s Eve

Inclement weather:  the food pantry will close if St. Charles, Francis Howell or Fort Zumwalt school districts announce closure due to weather conditions.

Save the Date – O.A.S.I.S. Golf Tournament and Banquet

It’s never too early to get in a few practice swings to get ready for the 13th Annual O.A.S.I.S. Golf Tournament and Banquet scheduled for Monday, June 3, 2019 at Old Hickory Golf Club. This is the pantry’s major fund raiser for purchases of food and personal care items distributed at the pantry, and a really fun day on the golf course. Mark your calendars!

Thank you for your continued support for last year and in the new year,

O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry Board Members

OASIS News for January 2019