Published by Kirby Winn on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 in News Releases
Blood donors who supported the ImpactLife "Good Giving" promotion have provided an $8000 donation to St. Louis Area Foodbank. Representatives of the foodbank provided a tour of the organization's regional distribution center for staff and donors from ImpactLife on Tuesday, April 25 and shared information on how St. Louis Area Foodbank supports the charitable food system in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois.
One in nine people in the bi-state state region are in need of food assistance, including one in seven children of the St. Louis Area Foodbank service area. The foodbank serves as the distribution hub for food pantries and hunger-relief partners in 26 counties of eastern Missouri and Southwestern Illinois and estimates the donation from ImpactLife will help provide more than 32,000 meals that will be distributed through its network of more than 600 partner agencies.
During the holiday season, ImpactLife blood donors were given a voucher to redeem for their choice of an electronic gift card or to donate the same amount to support local foodbanks in the blood center’s service region. More than 2500 donors directed their support to foodbanks for a total of $42,185 now being distributed to organizations that serve communities of the ImpactLife service region. (Additional check presentations and tours are scheduled with regional foodbanks across the blood center's service region.)
As a member of Feeding America, St. Louis Area Foodbank joins more than 200 foodbanks across the United States in filling the meal gap. Through its network of partners and programs, St. Louis Area Foodbank works to nourish people, empower communities, and transform systems to revolutionize the hunger relief system and improve the quality of life for neighbors in need. (Learn more at www.stlfoodbank.org.)
Photo (left to right): Kristen Capps-Jones (ImpactLife St. Louis Associate Board), Andrea Cole (ImpactLife Manager, Regional Development), Jane Smith (St. Louis Area Foodbank Corporate Philanthropy Advisor), Kirby Winn (ImpactLife Public Relations Manager), and Jason Kempen (ImpactLife Community Development Advocate)