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Resources

Empowerment. Restoration. Equity. Inclusion. Stability.

FOOD

FEEDING MISSOURI

What it is: A database of local food banks as well as a research center regarding food consumption.

 

https://feedingmissouri.org/your-food-bank

Contact Info:

  • (573) 355-7758

Food Stamps/SNAP

(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

What it is: SNAP is a state government program that provides financial aid for the purpose of purchasing food.

https://mydss.mo.gov/food-assistance/food-stamp-program

Requirements:

  • The applicant must be a Missouri resident.

  • The members of the applicant's household cannot own resources valued at more than $2,250 at application, excluding the primary home, vehicles, burial plots, life insurance, prepaid burials, non-income producing real and personal property, Indian and Alaskan Native payments, savings/pension plans, and resources they do not have access to.

  • There are times that governmental payments, contracts and notes will also be excluded. If everyone in the household is age 60 or over, or disabled, the resource limit is $3,500.

  • A household member convicted after August 22, 1996 in a Federal or State court of a felony or any crime related to illegal possession, use, or distribution of a controlled substance may be eligible for Food Stamp benefits for themselves if certain exemptions apply.

  • A household member who is a fleeing felon and is in violation of a condition of probation or parole imposed under a Federal or State Law will not receive Food Stamp benefits for themselves.

  • The applicants must either have or agree to apply for Social Security numbers for all household members or that househoold member will not receive Food Stamp benefits for themselves.

  • Food Stamp benefits cannot be withdrawn as cash.

  • Food Stamp benefits cannot be used to purchase:

    • Alcoho​l;

    • Tobacco;

    • Hot prepared foods;

    • Foods prepared to be immediately eaten;

    • Vitamins, medicine, supplements; or

    • Non-food items such as paper products, soap,or pet food.

Contact Info:

  • Phone: (877) 653-9522

ST. LOUIS AREA FOODBANK

https://stlfoodbank.org/program-services/find-food/

Hours:

  • Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Contact Info:

Missouri

Illinois

  • Agency Relations Coordinator
    (618) 307-9236​

CSFP Program (food boxes for seniors)

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) boxes contain nutrient-rich foods provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). These foods provide vitamins A and C, calcium and iron, which are essential nutrients that are often lacking in the diets of low-income seniors. The boxes are delivered to local agencies or senior citizen housing where seniors who meet income guidelines can pick them up each month.

This program prevents many area seniors from having to choose between paying for food or other necessities, such as medicine or utilities.

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