The 7th & 8th grade students took turns volunteering at the St. Louis Area Food Bank. This organization's mission is to feed people in need. STL Area Food Bank has been feeding people since 1975 and "relying the generosity of others to make a difference in the lives of those in need of food assistance". The food bank receives food donations and distributes to smaller hunger relief agencies that directly serve those in need. The warehouse is a 96,000 square-foot distribution center located in Bridgeton with over 500 agency partners throughout the metro area.
The 8th grade visited Thursday, Feb. 15th and the 7th grade followed a week later. The student volunteers helped sort, box and repackage food that area families and seniors depend upon. They sorted and repacked potatoes and prepared boxes with over 21,000 meals. The students were a huge help and highlighted how St. Roch students excel working as a team. Thank you to all who made these trips possible.
The St. Louis Area Food Bank welcomes any and all to assist with their mission. Visit STL Food Bank to sign up for a family volunteer experience you will remember.