We have put together a list of potential food resources in the community. * Keep in mind this list is not comprehensive * We will try and update it regularly as new information comes in at the federal, state, and community level.

Food Resources for Families with Children 

Most school districts in Missouri and Illinois are offering some sort of food resource for children. If your children do not go to school in one of the below listed districts, please call your local school district to find out about food pick-up sites, dates, and times.

Saint Louis Public Schools: SLPS sites are providing free kits (include meals for seven days) on Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon for students/families. No student ID is required. Distributions at each site will occur outside or in the gymnasium. Find a distribution site.

Ferguson-Florissant School District:  Grab and Go Meal Program will operate on Wednesdays and Fridays every week. Summer meal distribution involves using buses to distribute meals at stops along school bus routes. This meal service will be provided until August 7, and there will be a two-week break of service from June 22 to July 3. Check out the meal distribution stop locations.

St. Louis County Library:  St. Louis County Library will provide fresh produce from Operation Food Search at select library branches starting on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. The program will offer seasonal produce boxes on Wednesdays starting at 8:30 a.m. Boxes are distributed curbside in branch parking lots. There is a limit of one box per family, and supplies are limited. The program will run through September.

The branches offering produce boxes also provide free lunches to kids Monday-Friday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Participating branches offer a nutritious lunch along with activities for kids ages 18 and under.

The St. Louis Area Food Bank food resources for individuals and families

Oasis Food Pantry - The O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry serves the needs of Saint Charles County residents. They offer a variety of fresh, frozen and canned foodstuffs, as well as basic hygiene items to qualified recipients.

Vivent Health - Their food pantry is now providing one-month supplies of pre-boxed food. Please contact their office at (314) 645-6451 for more information about visits and pick-ups.

Please visit our  Find Food map to locate food resources near you. You can also contact us at (314) 292-6262 for more information.

If you or someone you know has a vehicle, you can visit one of their Emergency Mobile Food Distributions. Dates, times, and locations can be found on their events calendar. These events are set up to be drive-through food distributions. Volunteers and staff will put food in your car. They ask that you have space in your vehicle for the food items and that you not leave your vehicle during the distribution.

If you are currently living on-campus, please visit the Triton Pantry page for information on temporary emergency options for food

Applying for SNAP benefits (formerly the Food Stamp program)

During this time, the normal eligibility requirements and application process have been temporarily changed. Here are some things that we know and can be expected:

  • Interviews have resumed for Missouri. An interview with an MDSS caseworker is required to determine if you’re eligible for SNAP benefits.
  • Missouri was approved for Maximum Household Benefits through August. This means that SNAP recipients will automatically get their maximum food stamp benefits pre-loaded onto their EBT cards.
  • The Missouri ABAWD (Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents) work requirements waiver has been extended to September 1. This means that there will be no work requirements until that time.

To apply for SNAP benefits, please refer to the following options:

  1. For students who have access to a printer/scanner, schedule a phone meeting with the SNAP specialist for assistance in completing and submitting your application and related materials.
  2. For students who don’t have a printer/scanner at home, submit your application and supporting documents online. If you need any assistance in filling out your application or have any questions, contact SNAP Coordinator, Andrew Yakel at ayakel@stlfoodbank.org or by phone at (314) 528-866