October 2021 O.A.S.I.S. Quarterly Newsletter

Children’s Summer Food Program.

The 2021 Children’s Summer Food Program concluded at the end of August, with 551 school-aged children receiving additional food during summer months to help reduce their summer food costs. This year O.A.S.I.S. was blessed with free breakfast items from the Salvation Army and Operation Food Search reducing the program cost from $15 to $8 per child. That cost savings enabled the pantry to distribute sliced cheese to families with school-aged children throughout September and October.

Successful Household Bag Drives

A big thank you goes out to Peace and Living Lord Lutheran Churches each for holding successful Household Items drive, donating nearly 200 items. Household items like dish detergent, hand soap, and trash bags are needed to run a household, but cannot be purchased with SNAP funds (food stamps). The pantry and its clients appreciate your generosity and support of this new program.

O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry Thrift Store – Saturday Volunteer Needed

Sadly, Angie, our Thrift Store Manager, is moving and must give up her volunteer role at the store. Angie did a wonderful job and her shoes will be hard to fill, but fortunately, two Thrift Store volunteers stepped up to begin co-managing store operations starting in November. That being said, the Thrift Store is now short on volunteers for the Saturday opening from 10AM to 3PM. For more information about volunteering at the Thrift Store please call (636)284-8962 or email oasisthriftstorestcharles@gmail.com

O.A.S.I.S. Upcoming Donation Events

  • November 20 Boy Scout Food Drive
  • November 25 Fleet Feet Turkey Trot, St. Charles Arena
  • December 4-5 O.A.S.I.S. Christmas Shop at Hope Lutheran

NOTE: An updated O.A.S.I.S. Shopping List can be found on the web site at http://oasisfoodpantry.com/how-to-help/.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers.

The O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry and Thrift Store
Board of Directors

October 2021 O.A.S.I.S. Quarterly Newsletter