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Every dollar donated is vital to our mission. Here are some ways your gift makes a difference:

  • $62: Provides a client with 2 meals a day for 1 week.
  • $124: Provides a client with 2 meals a day for 2 weeks.
  • $300: Covers the cost of a Hot Monday Lunch for all clients in attendance.
  • $496: Provides a client with 2 meals a day for 2 months.
  • $992: Provides a client with 2 meals a day for 4 months.

If you are a Missouri resident or if your business is based in Missouri, your donation may qualify for Missouri Food Pantry Tax Credits. Click here for more information.

Making an impact

Food Outreach has been serving low-income people battling life-threatening illnesses for nearly 30 years. We have never had a waiting list, nor have we ever turned an eligible client away. Consider making a donation today, and make a difference in someone’s life.

All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Food Outreach is a 501(C) 3 organization – tax ID number: 43-1492878.


An Honorary Gift to Food Outreach is a great way to pay tribute to a loved one or celebrate a special occasion. These gifts are also tax deductible, and any contribution over $20 will be included in Food Outreach’s newsletter Food For Thought. Your loved ones will also receive a tribute card acknowledging your gift in their honor, but will not know the amount. 

3117 CLUB

Join our 3117 Club and pledge to donate $31.17 every month in support of Food Outreach. By the end of 12 months you will have helped us provide more than 70 meals to clients in need. You can send us a monthly check, set up a monthly withdrawal through your bank, or even authorize us to charge your credit card each month for $31.17. To learn more about this program, please contact, Julie Pole, Executive Director at (314) 652-3663, Ext. 115 or [email protected].org.


Food Outreach has planned giving opportunities available for you and your family. For more information about planned giving, contact Julie Pole, Executive Director at 314.652.3663 ext. 115 or [email protected]


We are always seeking new and unique collaborations with Corporate and Foundation supporters.Opportunities include event sponsorship, matching gifts for volunteer hours, and grants made in support of specific program components. For more information about Corporate and Foundation Support, contact Justin Kralemann, Director of Development at 314.652.3663 ext 117 or [email protected]


Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs match contributions dollar-for-dollar, and some will even triple the amount of your gift! Ask your Human Resources Department if your company matches gifts.

Host a canned food drive for Food Outreach! We make it easy!

  • Contact Marcia Whelan at 314.652.3663 ext 118 or [email protected] to schedule your drive. Food Outreach will email all promotional materials including preferred food items to collect and an informational poster. We will also provide collection barrels.
  • Place your barrels in well-traveled areas of your business/school/etc., and watch the collections grow!
  • Once your canned food drive is complete, you may drop off the barrels during Food Outreach business hours Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm. Please call in advance to arrange drop off. If your collected goods are too heavy for you to transport, call to schedule a pick-up.
  • The following is a list of preferred canned food items for our nutrition center: Salmon, Sardines, Jack Mackerel, Turkey, Peanut Butter, Low-Sodium Greens and Vegetables, Fruit in 100% Juice, Apple Juice and Apple Sauce (with no sugar or artificial sweeteners).

Food Outreach relies on in-kind donations to keep its pantry shelves stocked and our freezers full. These in-kind donations can range from canned food items to auction items such as time at vacation homes, even airline frequent flier miles. We use these non-traditional donations at various benefits and events to help raise funds. If you would like more information, or have a possible in-kind item you would like to donate, please contact Events & Marketing Manager, Marcia Whelan at 314-652-3663 ext. 118 or [email protected]

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