Operation Backpack provides weekend food bags to students who attend our primary (Pre-K through 2nd grade), intermediate (3rd through 5th grade), and 6th-grade centers. Please click here to sign your student(s) up- for this resource.

    Food for Thought provides weekend food bags to students who attend our middle and high schools. Please click here to sign your student(s) up for this resource.


    Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish (120 N Elizabeth Ave) - Drive-thru food pantry is open on Tuesdays from 9:30 - 11:30 AM.

    Hope Church (5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd) - Opens up food pantry and clothing closet 15 minutes after church services on Sundays.

    TEAM (314-831-0879) - Open Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM for Hazelwood and Florissant residents only. Must call to make an appointment.

    You can also visit to search for other food pantries in your area.



    Operation Food Search will provide free after school meals starting Monday, August 22, 2022, for children at select SLCL locations during the school year. Stop by after school and enjoy a nutritious meal along with activities for kids. Meals will be available Monday - Friday, free of charge for children ages 5-18.
    Participating branches:
    Florissant Valley Branch, 195 N. Florissant Road S., Florissant, MO 63031 - Monday - Friday from 3:30 - 4:30 PM
    Jamestown Bluffs Branch, 4153 N. Highway 67 Florissant, MO 63034 - Monday - Friday from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
    Lewis & Clark Branch, 9909 Lewis-Clark Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63136 - Monday - Friday from 3:30 - 4:30 PM
    Natural Bridge Branch, 7606 Natural Bridge Road St. Louis, MO 63121 - Monday - Friday from 3:30 - 4:30 PM
    Parkview Branch, 8400 Delport Drive St. Louis, MO 63114 - Monday - Friday from 3:30 - 4:30 PM
    Prairie Commons Branch, 915 Utz Lane Hazelwood, MO 63042 - Monday - Friday from 3:30 - 4:30 PM
    Rock Road Branch, 10267 St. Charles Rock Road St. Ann, MO 63074 - Monday - Friday from 3:30 - 4:30 PM
    Weber Road Branch, 4444 Weber Road St. Louis, MO 63123 - Monday - Friday from 2:30 - 4:00 PM

    Operation Food Search also operates a hunger hotline, which can be reached at 314-726-5355.



    Good nutrition doesn’t have to end when school closes for the summer. School’s Out Café is the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsored by the City of St. Louis that runs from May 31, 2022 to August 19, 2022, and serves children 18 and under who need meals during the summer. SFSP provides one meal per child at breakfast time and one meal per child at lunch time at more than 30 locations around the cityPlease visit this link for more information on the program and for a list of food sites. Questions can be directed to the Youth and Family Services Division at or 314-657-1654.


    St. Louis Area Foodbank has a Food Pantry Link to help identify food pantries in your area.

    St. Louis Area Foodbank also operating mobile markets at locations in various areas throughout St. Louis.  If you or someone you know has a vehicle, you can visit one of the Emergency Mobile Food Distributions. These events are set up to be drive-through food distributions. Please have an ID and arrive early.  No need to leave your vehicle.  Volunteers and staff will put food in your car.  Please make sure you have space in your vehicle for the food items and that you not leave your vehicle during the distribution. A complete list of dates, times, and locations can be found on their Events Page.


Urban League Event
FFSD Summer Meals
Partnership for a Healthier America
Streets of Hope Food Events