Some of the best things about the holidays are the wonderful meals and an endless variety of tasty treats we share with family and friends. However, for people facing food insecurity, winter presents its own challenges. For many local food pantries, the colder months are their busiest time. It’s the perfect opportunity for St. Louisans to extend a helping hand to those in need—whether they’re donating much-needed items, money or their time. Here are just a few local organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry.

Circle of Concern Food Pantry
112 St. Louis Ave.

Food Outreach
3117 Olive St.

Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry
10601 Baur Blvd.
314.513.1672 | 314.993.1000

Loaves and Fishes for St. Louis
2750 McKelvey Road

Operation Food Search
1644 Lotsie Blvd.

St. Louis Area Foodbank
70 Corporate Woods Drive

St. Patrick Center
800 N. Tucker Blvd.

Bi-State Pet Food Pantry
4015 Papin St.

most needed items

  • Rice and dried beans
  • Light tuna and salmon (cans or pouches)
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned soup and chili
  • Canned fruit in natural juices
  • Canned tomato products
  • Pasta sauce
  • Cereal
  • Pancake Mix
  • Snack packages
  • Boxed potato mixes
  • Peanut butter
  • Jam and jelly
  • Over-the-counter cold and flu medication
  • Body wash
  • Incontinence briefs and pads
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Diapers
  • Diaper wipes
  • Feminine care products
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste