Monday, May 4, 2020

FREE Groceries for Needy Families this Saturday. Volunteers Still Needed.


2000 Boxes of Groceries to be Distributed at O’Fallon Park

Saturday, May 9, Noon to 3pm

ST LOUIS – (May 4, 2020) -- Crisis Aid International, a St. Louis-based nonprofit organization,  and its affiliate WINGS Love & Care Youth Center, are teaming up with community organizer Tim Anderson-El  and Alderman John Collins-Muhammad of St. Louis’ 21st Ward to provide free groceries to families in need. On Saturday, May 9 from noon to 3pm, families and seniors may pick up a box of groceries, including fresh produce and dry goods, at the O’Fallon Park Recreation Complex at 4343 West Florissant Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63115.  
The groceries will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis and are limited to families and seniors. Cars entering the distribution area will be directed into pick up lanes and the groceries will be placed into car trunks by volunteers from the O’Fallon Park community. Guests are to remain in their cars at all times.  
“The need is great and so is the generosity of hundreds of individuals,” says Pat Bradley, co-founder of Crisis Aid International. “It is a privilege to team up with Alderman Collins-Muhammad and other ward officials to help feed hungry people in the community.” Designed for the community to support its own residents, this grocery distribution is made possible in part by St. Louis-based nonprofit organizations  Big League Impact and Cardinals Care.
Volunteers are key to make this effort possible. “Just this week a group of officers from the National Guard helped pack groceries,” Bradley explains. “We’re also getting help from officials and residents of O’Fallon Park, Crisis Aid supporters and many individuals around the country who are eager to help people.”
For more information, to volunteer or make a monetary donation, please visit or call 314.487.1400. Volunteers are needed on Saturday only from 8am to 4pm. Those interested in volunteering need to register by calling 314.487.1400.

About Crisis Aid International
Crisis Aid started by providing 2-pound bags of rice to people in South Sudan. Our work quickly evolved to serve people in crisis living in 11 different countries.  Together with our partners, we have provided more than 19 million pounds of food and served 2.7 million adults and malnourished children, rescued more than 1,050 girls age 4 to 30 years old from sex trafficking, and more. Today Crisis Aid concentrates efforts in East Africa and the United States serving children and families who are in crisis situations.  Whether it be famine, disease, natural disaster, or sex trafficking, Crisis Aid is there.

About Big League Impact
Big League Impact partners with professional athletes through unique, sports-related fundraising platforms, to help people meet basic human needs like food, clean water, medical care, shelter, and education in an effort to save lives, restore dignity, and instill hope.

About Cardinals Care
Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in the St. Louis community. Cardinals Care has invested over $24 million to support St. Louis area children.
Established in 1997, Cardinals Care has provided over $13 million in grants to non-profit youth organizations and built 22 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods in both Missouri and Illinois. Since 2004, Cardinals Care has also orchestrated the innovative Redbird Rookies program. Redbird Rookies is a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 3,000 kids who participate in the program each year.

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