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St. Louis region free food pantries.

Various free food banks, soup kitchens and pantries operate both in the city and county of St. Louis Missouri. Some of the centers operate from churches and others are located in non-profit organizations or charities. If you need groceries, meals, free personal toiletries or hygiene items or food for you or your family, do not hesitate to call or stop by to apply for help. There are a number of different food pantries near you in St. Louis that are listed below. Or find a free toll free referral number at the bottom of this page. There are also other government programs that can assist, such as SNAP food stamps or Meals on Wheels.

Some of the programs and services administered can offer the needy access to low cost or free food, government commodities, and other emergency assistance. What is not as widely known is that many food banks can also provide other help. For example, some distribution centers offer clothing, Christmas as well as free Thanksgiving meals, household cleaning supplies as well as gift cards for grocery stores. These are just some examples of the assistance programs offered by the St. Louis Missouri area food pantries. Call for more information or details.

Circle Of Concern
Address: 112 Saint Louis Avenue
Valley Park, Missouri 63088
Telephone number - (636) 861-2623

Urban League St. Louis County Operations
8960 Jennings Station Road
Saint Louis, MO 63136
The non-profit Urban League locations are always a great place to call for help and advice. Access both financial assistance programs for items such as rent and utilities, as well as free food, groceries, and even housing counseling. Learn about and get help apply for government food assistance too.

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Office location is - 6800 Washington Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63130
Main number - (314) 725-3840




Shalom Church City Of Peaceshalom Church City Of Peace Food Pantry
6140 Garfield Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63134
(314) 521-1122

Saint Louis County and City assistance programs
Public programs and social services are offered to the low income. The Christian Charity will have a free food pantry is on site too. They also have free Thanksgiving as well as Christmas meals or turkeys, shelter, medications, and other social services in Saint Louis. There are many locations.

  • Salvation Army Stratford Commons Emergency Social Services, Address - 4100 Peyton Place, Saint Louis, MO 63120. They also run Adopt a Family and school supply program. Primary phone number - (314) 389-9302
  • Salvation Army - Maplewood Corps Community Center Emergency Social Services, Center is at 701 Rannells Avenue, Saint Louis, Missouri 63143. Telephone number - (800) 533-6865
  • Salvation Army Gateway Citadel Community Center Emergency Social Services, 824 Union Road, Saint Louis, MO 63123, dial (314) 631-1133
  • Salvation Army Family Haven, A Community In Partnership, Address is 10740 West Page Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63132. Main number - (314) 423-7770
  • Main address - 2618 North Euclid Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63113, Telephone number - (314) 531-5621
  • Salvation Army Temple Corps Community Center Emergency Social Services, Main office is at 2740 Arsenal Street, Saint Louis, MO 63118, Call - (314) 771-3460
    Some of the resources available include a free food pantry, holiday meals, a thrift store, and clothing closet. Or get information on government benefits such as food stamps..
  • Find additional free food from Salvation Army in Saint Louis.

Northside Community Center, Inc.
4120 Maffitt Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63113
Dial - (314) 531-4161
Various programs offered for the low income, including holiday meals, baby supplies, and items such as clothing and personal hygiene needs.





Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church Ministry
Church food pantry address - 4981 Theodore Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63115
Call the church at (314) 389-2269 for information on meals, food, and other aid.

Jewish Family And Childrens Service
Address is 10950 Schuetz Road
Saint Louis, MO 63146
Telephone number - (314) 993-1000
Regardless of religion, may have groceries, perishable items, and referrals. A major focus is on Jewish, seniors, and immigrants. Kosher food, USDA meals, and even coupons and financial aid. More on St. Louis Jewish Family And Children Service.

Circle Of Light Associates
Call the non-profit food bank at 8757 Annetta Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63147
Phone number - (314) 381-4225

Calvary Community Development Corporation, Inc.
Address is 2822 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 533-9880
There is free counseling, help for immigrants (including Hispanics and Spanish speakers), free boxes of food, toiletries or hygiene supplies and other goods.

St. Louis Dream Center
Food pantry and soup kitchen is at 4324 Margaretta Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63115
Main phone - (314) 381-0700

Operation Food Search
Phone - (314) 726-5355
The non-profit will have information on free food pantries in St. Louis as well as other programs, such as summer meals and Christmas assistance. More on Operation Food Search.

All Nations Resource Center
9735 Halls Ferry Road
Saint Louis, MO 63136
(314) 869-6636





Hope Ministries Food Pantry
Address: 206 East Elm Street
O Fallon, MO 63366
Telephone - (636) 281-1069
Easter meals and baskets, support to families in poverty, blankets for the homeless in St. Louis, and more is available.

All Saints Episcopal Church
Address is 5010 Terry
Saint Louis, MO 63115
Phone number - (314) 367-2314

Antioch Baptist Church
Address is 2401 Annie Malone Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63113
Dial (314) 535-1110
The charity may have hot lunches or dinners, meals for children, and a free food pantry in St. Louis.

Better Family Life, Inc. Neighborhood Resource Center - in the Liberty Tax Office
Food bank location is 9195 West Florissant Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63136
Phone: (314) 395-5730

Pilgrim Congregational Church United Church of Christ
Main address is 826 Union Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Telephone - (314) 367-8173
A free soup kitchen and food pantry for those in need in St. louis. Students from low income families, single moms, and immigrant families can get a snack or meal as well from the summer food service programs.

Peoples Community Action Broadway South City Services
Office address: 6827 South Broadway
Saint Louis, MO 63111
(314) 353-1461

Calvary Community Development Corporation, Inc.
2822 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive
Saint Louis, Missouri 63108
Phone - (314) 533-9880
Get advice, help in applying for SNAP food stamps, or household supplies such as pots and pans, kitchen utensils, wipes or household cleaning supplies and other goods.

Feed My People is a leading Saint Louis charity. They offer household goods, like fans, appliances, utensils, and more. There is food help, including ingredients, groceries, fresh fruits or vegetables, meat, hot meals, SNAP applications and more. Also basic goods like detergent, soap, sanitizer, feminine goods and other supplies may be passed out. More on Feed My People food assistance programs.







Food Outreach
Address is 3117 Olive Street
Saint Louis, MO 63103
(314) 652-3663
Low income families can access several programs. There are cooking and Nutrition Education classes. Senior citizens and the disabled can enroll into low cost Home Delivered Meals and there is also a Brown Bag Food Program.

Community Action - CAASTLC
This is part of the nationwide network of hunger and poverty fighting organizations. Most of what the non-profit will help with is applications to federal and state programs, such as food stamps, free school lunches or breakfasts, and WIC vouchers for low income mothers. Find a local community action program.

St. Catherine Laboure
9740 Sappington
Saint Louis, MO 63128
(314) 843-3245
Vouchers can be used to buy groceries or furniture. The SVDP also has clothing, prescription drug programs, and more. The goal is to reduce hunger, and they also partner with Feeding America.

St. James the Greater
6401 Wade Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63139
For hours of the emergency pantry, dial (314) 289-6101

Society Of St. Vincent De Paul Of St. Louis
Address: 100 North Jefferson Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Telephone number or hot line to dial is (314) 881-6006
A hot soup kitchen with meals, free food from a pantry, hygiene supplies, and other goods are passed out in the St. Louis County area. More on St. Vincent food assistance in St. Louis.

Additional Saint Vincent de Paul (SVDP)
The local branch in St. Louis of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. There are several offices around. Stop by for advice, referrals, and case management. Direct aid is offered too, including vouchers for groceries, household products, diapers, and free food.

  • SVDP - St. Agatha, 3239 South Ninth Street, Saint Louis, MO 63118, (314) 772-4491
    The church may have a soup kitchen, rice, ensure for the elderly, and summer snacks for students. Other goods may be cereal, holiday meals and more.
  • SVDP - Epiphany of Our Lord, Location is 6596 Smiley Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63139, Main phone - (314) 781-1199. Many emergency financial aid and food programs are run. They have free food, hygiene items, baby formula, and diapers. Clients include single moms and St. Louis Missouri, and the charity also has heating bill help and medications.
  • SVDP - Our Lady of Guadalupe, 17 Hawkesbury Drive, Saint Louis, Missouri 63121, Main phone - (314) 286-5212.
  • SVDP Our Lady of Sorrows St. Louis, 5020 Rhodes Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63109, call (314) 289-6101
  • SVDP St. Andrew, 309 Hoffmeister Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63125, dial (314) 289-6101 x2222
    St. Catherine Laboure, 9740 Sappington, Saint Louis, MO 63128, phone (314) 843-3245
  • SVDP All Saints University City, 6403 Clemens Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63130, telephone (314) 289-6101 x2244
  • Christ the King, 7316 Balson Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63130, dial (314) 761-3249
  • SVDP Most Holy Trinity Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 3519 North Fourteenth Street, Saint Louis, MO 63107, dial (314) 535-9794
  • St. Mark, 8300 Morganford Road, Saint Louis, MO 63123, dial (314) 743-8600
  • St. Joseph Clayton, 106 North Meramec Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 6310. Partners with local churches and religious organizations in St. Louis to help the low income and less fortunate. Apply for free food, meals, groceries, and other support and services, including grants and help for bills and other needs. Phone (314) 289-6101 x2208
  • SVDP St. Joan of Arc, 5800 Oleatha Street, Saint Louis, MO 63139, call (314) 832-2838
  • St. Francis of Assisi St. Louis, 4556 Telegraph Road, Saint Louis, MO 63129, call (314) 289-6101 x2232SVDP Mary Queen of Peace, 676 West Lockwood, Saint Louis, MO 63119. Call (314) 286-5212
  • There are other churches that are part of Society of Saint Vincent. The national charity helps the working poor. Everything from money to paying bills to hot meals, groceries, furniture, and more is offered. For more information on this national charity, find support from Saint Vincent de Paul churches.

All Saints University City
Location is 6403 Clemens Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 289-6101

Good Ground Pantry
Address is 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 367-0366
An emergency food pantry is for Saint Louis County. There may also be personal items like soap, detergent, wipes, paper products, trash bags, diapers and more.





Webster Rock Hill Ministries
Location is 111 Waymire Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63119
Main phone - (314) 961-5082

Feed My People South County Center
Main address is 171 Kingston Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63125
Telephone - (314) 631-4900
Assistance programs include free clothing vouchers, food, blankets, fans, personal care items, toys or meals from Adopt-A-Family, school supplies like snacks for students, layettes, and more. Services are offered in Spanish as well as to Latinos.

Grace Hill Settlement House Patch Neighborhood Center
7925 Minnesota Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63111
For hours, dial (314) 584-6960

Memorial Boulevard Christian Church
3000 North Kingshighway
Saint Louis, Missouri 63115
(314) 367-6817
There is a clothing closet and food pantries. The church may also have Thanksgiving or Christmas meals, small gifts, paper products, detergent, razors, and more.

Loaves and Fishes for St. Louis, Inc.
2750 McKelvey Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
(314) 291-3857
Shelters, applications to SNAP food stamps, housing, and more is provided by the charity. They help immigrants, Spanish speakers and others with basic needs.

Jeremiahs Food Pantry
Location is 538 South 35th Street
East Saint Louis, IL 62207
(618) 482-8888

Our Lady of the Rosary Spanish Lake
11725 Bellefontaine Road
Saint Louis, MO 63138
Dial the charity at (314) 289-6101 x2501

Center of Hope and Peace of Ferguson
1318 Leroy Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63133
Main phone - (314) 536-7712





City Seniors, Inc. SLAAA
Location is 4705 Ridgewood Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63116
(314) 352-0141
The non-profit senior helps with nutrition, transportation, Meals on Wheels rides to medical appointments and pharmacies, as well as space for cooling and warming shelters. They also give free Ensure and nutritional supplements, vitamins, adult diapers and other goods.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Food Center - Webster-Rock Hill Ministries
Main address is 9 South Bompart Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63119
Telephone - (314) 961-2393

Inner City Christian Church Food Pantry
Location is 1956 East Warne Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63107
Telephone - (314) 385-9375

The Episcopal Church of All Saints and Ascension
Soup kitchen and pantry is at 4520 Lucas and Hunt Road
Saint Louis, MO 63121
(314) 367-2314
The free food pantry may have Flour, Canned soups and stews, Rice, perishable food, baby formula, macaroni, pasta and many other grocery items.

Centennial Christian Church
4950 Fountain Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63113
(314) 367-1818
Assistance programs include a back to school fair, holiday meals, and free bags of groceries.

Mitchell Resource Center for Social Services
Address is 1341 North Kingshighway Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63113
Main phone - (314) 367-2633
The low income, unemployed and working poor can get free clothes, blankets, grooming items, food, gift cards, vouchers and more. When it comes to groceries, that may be cereal, canned fruits or meat, milk, baby formula and other items.

St. Mary Magdalen Brentwood
Main address: 2618 Brentwood Boulevard
Saint Louis, Missouri 63144
Phone - (314) 961-4080
A thrift store, clothing closet, and food bank are open. Stores such as Wal-Mart donate, and there may be groceries as well as other household supplies.

Elmwood Emergency Food Pantry - Elmwood Memorial
Address - 5048 Dr Martin Luther King Drive
Saint Louis, Missouri 63113
Dial the food pantry at (314) 367-9130
Free holiday meals are given to parents with kids. Volunteers also deliver to nursing homes and the homebound. The charity may also have baby formula, small Christmas gifts, and information on USDA commodities.

Gateway 180: Homelessness Reversed
Address is 1000 North 19Th Street
Saint Louis, MO 63106
Dial - (314) 231-1515
Services for the homeless, including meals, shelter, and rapid rehousing.

Grace And Peace Fellowship
Church address - 5574 Delmar Boulevard
Saint Louis, Missouri 63112
Phone number - (314) 367-8959

Grace United Methodist Church
6199 Waterman Boulevard
Saint Louis, Missouri 63112
Call the church at (314) 863-1992 for information on food, referrals, and spiritual guidance if needed.

Guardian Angel At Hosea House Social Services
Location - 2635 Gravois Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63118
Telephone number - (314) 773-9027

Hi-Pointe Center, Inc.
Location - 6020 Southwest Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63139
(314) 781-1617
Hot meals for the homeless and boxes of food may be offered. Call for hours and more details.







Isaiah 58 Ministries
2149 South Grand Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63104
Telephone number - (314) 776-1410
A leading charity in St. Louis that offers food, clothing, and other aid.

Joint Neighborhood Ministry, Mcnair
2911 Mcnair Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63118
(314) 771-3987
The pantry may have cereal, paper goods, rice, canned meat, and more.

Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church Ministry
4981 Theodore Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63115
Church phone number/pantry - (314) 389-2269

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church- Isaiah 58 Food Pantry
Primary address - 4246 Shaw Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63110
Telephone - (314) 771-5714
Food pantry offers breads, vegetables, perishable items, hot meals, and crisis food. Open limited hours and days.

Our Lady Of Perpetual Help, Inc.
Location - 4335 Warne Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63107
(314) 535-9794 is the main phone number

Prince Of Peace Missionary Baptist Church
2741 Dayton Street
Saint Louis, MO 63106
Main number - (314) 535-0553
Donations are needed from across St. Louis. There is a soup kitchen, thrift store, and other resources.

Prophesy Missionary Baptist Church Outreach Center And Pantry
3406 Roger Place
Saint Louis, MO 63116
(314) 932-9634 Ext. 2
Regardless of religion, background, or income, low income can get help, food, and other aid.

Samaritan United Methodist Church
Location is 4234 Washington Boulevard
Saint Louis, Missouri 63108
Main number - (314) 533-3916
They can help people apply for WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, offer an emergency bag of frozen or fresh groceries, and link families to public aid.

St. Anthony Of Padua Catholic Church
Location is 3140 Meramec Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118
(314) 352-1460
Food is distributed in limited hours. Breads, fruits and vegetables, frozen foods, and other meals. Apply for free wipes, feminine goods, paper products, pasta, and more.

St. Cronan Food Pantry
Address - 1202 South Boyle Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63110
(314) 533-0651
Frozen items, snacks for children, emergency boxes of food, and other items are served. They may have canned goods and other support for low income and struggling families.

St. Francis Xavier College Church
3628 Lindell Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 977-7309

St. Johns Community Service Ministry Inc.
2240 Saint Louis Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63106
Free boxes of food may be available. Parents from St. Louis may also receive formula or other items for infants.

St. Liborius Social Ministries - Saint Louis City
1843 North 18Th Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63106
(314) 436-3640

St. Nicholas Church
Location is 701 North 18Th Street
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Dial (314) 231-2860





St. Patrick Center
Address of non-profit center - 800 North Tucker Boulevard
Saint Louis, Missouri 63101
Telephone - (314) 802-0700

Sunshine Ministries, Inc.
1520 North 13th Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63106
(314) 231-8209

Trinity Food Ministry
Address is 600 North Euclid Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Phone number - (314) 361-4655

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Address of church: 6800 Washington Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63130
Phone number - (314) 725-3840. A clothing closet is also run onsite. They also are involved in the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in Missouri.

Urban League Of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc.
Address is 3701 Grandel Square
Saint Louis, Missouri 63108
(314) 615-3600
There are a couple locations of this nonprofit around St. Louis. People of all backgrounds can call for help. Food, meals, shelter, and general counseling and advice or just some of the programs offered. A major focus is on minorities, blacks, Latinos, and immigrants (legal or not) as well.

West Side Missionary Baptist Church
Location is 4675 Page Boulevard
Saint Louis, Missouri 63113
Phone number - (314) 535-9002

Additional free food programs in Saint Louis area

Thousands of families receive free groceries, food, canned goods, hygiene supplies and household products from these pantries near you. There are several others that operate in the greater St. Louis area. In order to get more information or referrals on centers to call for help, dial (314) 292-6262.

By Jon McNamara

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