New Country 92.3 and Mason & Remy are teaming up with Meals For A Million to distribute 5,000 meals throughout the St. Louis region. Sign up to help us pack meals on August 23rd and 24th at Family Arena in St. Charles, MO! Your suggested $35 donation gets you a shirt and secures your spot to help us pack food for the people of St. Louis by the people of St. Louis! Reserve your spot for your team here!
If 5000 people donated a minimum of $35 and volunteered ONE HOUR AND A HALF, we would hit our goal of ONE MILLION MEALS in one weekend!
In 2017, Meals For A Million produced over 700,000 meals with 1,500 volunteers, and in 2018 produced 900,000 meals with 2,500 volunteers, as well as other packing events throughout the year.
Meals for a Million distributes the sustainable protein and vitamin-fortified meals directly to the working poor, in order to have the opportunity to work with them to improve their lives.
Meals for a Million is a non-profit that packs and distributes meals throughout the St. Louis region only – packed by the people of STL for the people of STL.
Meals for a Million is almost entirely volunteer led and they work with different organizations, backpack programs, ministries and police officers to make sure that the food gets into the hands of the working poor as they need it.
Meals for a Million is entirely funded by individuals and organizations – they receive no federal funding. They are not operating with million-dollar budgets and payrolls. They have one employee and all the money raised goes to feed the food insecure.
What does “food insecurity mean?”:
Food insecurity exists when people lack sustainable physical or economic access to enough safe, nutritious, and socially acceptable food for a healthy and productive life. Food insecurity may be chronic, seasonal, or temporary.
The impact of hunger / food insecurity on children:
A recent study conducted by the Food and Research Action Center (FRAC) revealed that nearly 1 in 4 of our nation’s households with children report an inability to afford enough food.
According to the Meals For a Million website, Missouri is in the top 20 for food insecurity, with more than 354,520 children living in food insecure households. The statistics are upsetting, but behind these facts are children who should be enjoying their childhood– not wondering if they will have enough food to survive!
While the value of a meal to a hungry child is immeasurable, the fact is that when we pull together as a community to feed our neighbors, we directly contribute to the long-term health, vibrancy and economic stability of our community.
Via Press Release