O'Fallon Food Pantry in Desperate Need of Donations

Empty shelves at the Salvation Army Food Pantry at 1 William Booth Drive in O'Fallon mean that local families may go hungry.

We may be looking ahead to a holiday weekend, but some families may not have much to celebrate. Unlike Thanksgiving and Christmas, Labor Day is not the time people think about donating to food pantries.

That need was brought home when the Salvation Army-O'Fallon posted a picture of empty shelves to its Facebook page Tuesday. 

"We need to get these shelves filled again," the post said. "If you can spare any food please bring it to us at 1 William Booth Drive in O'Fallon."

MidRivers News Magazine reported today that the pantry received 20,000 pounds of food in June but that donations this month dropped to 3,900 pounds. 

900 area families look to the pantry for assistance.

Especially needed are:
  • Boxed goods like macaroni and cheese, pasta, rice, cereal and other boxed meals
  • Canned meats
  • Peanut butter
The pantry is open Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and barrels will be placed outside the center for donations after hours until 7 p.m.  

Monetary donations are also welcome
Mr. O' Fallon August 29, 2013 at 04:02 PM
Come on O' Fallonite's, members of the City Council making $12,000 a year and Mayor making $24,000 a year and Administrative Staff and Department Heads making $100,000-plus dig in your pockets and go to Schnuck's Dierberg's, Aldi's and Shop N Save and buy lots of food to assist and help our own neighbors in need through the wonderful Salvation Army of O' Fallon. Let's all step up to the plate and do what we can to help others less fortunate than we are and who need our help and assistance so that they can have food on the table and nutrition in their bodies. Let's fill the shelves at the Salvation Army before 5:00 p.m. this Saturday. Their address for drop-off is at the corner of Sonderen and Veteran's Memorial Boulevard (V.M.P.) 63366.


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