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.
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:
- For students who have access to a printer/scanner, call the SNAP Coordinator Andrew Yakel at (314) 528-866, for assistance in completing and submitting your application and related materials.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (314) 528-866.