For nearly four decades, the St. Louis Area Foodbank has been feeding families in need. In that time, we’ve discovered that the people who work the hardest to help others are often the same folks who need help themselves. The elderly grandmother who accepts a meal from the soup kitchen is the same woman who shares food with her neighbors in need whenever she can. The single father who relies on bag lunches to feed his children is the same man who volunteers as a crossing guard at the after-school feeding program. Likewise, the family of four who couldn’t eat without the help of a rural food pantry are the same folks who volunteer to stock that pantry’s shelves and hand out food to others. They say it is better to give than to receive. While everyone needs help from time to time, we are proud that so many of those who receive food from our agencies are also those who give back. Thank you for viewing our annual report.