Founded by a group of caring people cooking meals in a church kitchen for seven of their friends living with HIV/AIDS.
Opened a satellite grocery offering a variety of staple items to a client list that has grown well into the hundreds.
Hired its first full-time dietitian.
Consolidated its frozen prepared meal and grocery program to one 10,000 square foot facility in midtown St. Louis – complete with an industrial quality kitchen and grocery center – providing a convenient one-stop service center.
Launched a congregate Monday Hot Lunch that is open to clients and a family member, caregiver or friend, to enjoy a 3-course meal served restaurant-style.
Implemented a Van Delivery Program to provide healthy meals to clients too sick to visit us.
Expanded its reach by partnering with two Illinois AIDS Service Organizations to provide groceries and home-made frozen meals.
Following a pilot program with The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, expanded its mission to provide services to low-income cancer patients by a unanimous vote from the Board.
Received a Victory Against Hunger Award, coordinated through the Congressional Hunger Center – one of only 22 agencies nationwide to receive the award.
Began to purchase only food that is either trans fat free or has naturally occurring trans fats.
Formed a strategic partnership with Schnucks Specialty Pharmacy, which has a pharmacist on-site every week to help clients maximize the effectiveness of their medications.
Served an average of 1,400 meals per day for clients in need.
Forged a partnership with Gateway Greening, an agency that promotes community sustainability through gardening. It allows Food Outreach to receive organic and fresh vegetables at a reasonable cost.
Celebrated Food Outreach’s 25th Anniversary.
Served an average of 45,000 meals each month.
Served 540,012 meals to 1,986 clients and enrolled 380 new individuals into our program