Operation Backpack provides weekend food bags to students who attend any of our district schools. Please click here to sign your student(s) up for this resource.


    Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish (multiple locations) - Drive-thru food pantry is open on Tuesdays from 9:30 - 11:30 AM.

    • Anyone who lives in St. Louis County can visit the pantry at 120 N Elizabeth St. Bring photo ID, social security numbers for all family members, and proof of residency.
    • Only residents of Ferguson can visit the pantry at 106 Church St. Bring photo ID, social security numbers for all family members, and proof of residency.

    First Baptist Church of Ferguson (333 N Florissant Rd) - Call 314-521-1515 for more information.

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

    Northminster Food Card Program (401 Darst Rd) - Available for Ferguson residents only. Open the third Wednesday of the month from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Bring photo ID and utility bill as proof of residence. Call 314-522-8542 for more information.

    St. Stephen's Church (33 N Clay) - Open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Families can receive food once a month. Call 314-521-0138 for more information.

    TEAM (265 St. Catherine) - 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 314-831-0897 to make an appointment.

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



    Starting August 21, 2023, Operation Food Search will provide free after school meals for children at select SLCL locations throughout the 2023-2024 school year. Stop by after school and enjoy a nutritious meal along with activities for kids. Meals will be available Monday - Friday at the times listed below, free for all children ages 5-18.
    Participating branches:

    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 June 5, 2023 to August 11, 2023, 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.



Mobile Food Distributions
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FFSD Summer Meals
Partnership for a Healthier America
Streets of Hope Food Events