Our grandsons, Naismith and Nelson Rains are visiting us for the summer and one day Naismith was watching the Cardinals game. He saw a commercial about a young boy who came home and opened the refrigerator and there was no food in it. He turned to us and asked, “Is that true? Are there really kids who don’t have any snacks in their kitchens to eat after school?” We told him the unfortunate truth and he said, “We have to help that little boy.”
So we went out to the local Fred Meyer in Boise, Idaho where they lived and bought some food to take to their local food bank. We weren’t sure if the commercial was local to them or from a St. Louis outlet since we were watching the Bally’s broadcast of the game while visiting them this spring, but he went to the foodbank and met the people who worked there, and seemed very interesting.
Once they got to St. Louis to visit their grandparents it came up again and soon it was to be a “summer project.” They got the neighbors involved and decorated a few boxes. When i saw how hard they were working– the older one, Naismith working a little harder than the younger one, Nelson who was mainly lending his smiles and support– Sally and I thought we would get involved and ask our readers if they would like to help.
Here is a little video we put together about the food drive:
The food will go to two places: 1) St. Louis Area Foodbank 2) Affton Food Pantry.
Special needs for STL Area Foodbank in the summer
The St. Louis Area Foodbank and partners are providing nutritious meals to children, teens, and families this summer through the Foodbank’s 13-week pilot Summer Family Food Program. They hope to provide more than 120,000 meals to children and families at 21 schools and community sites in Missouri and Illinois– and they need our help to do this.
From today until Friday July 1, 2022 Norrenberns Lumber and Hardware in Affton is helping us collect canned goods and non perishable foods which will be distributed to the STL Area Foodbank and also to the Affton Food Pantry. There’s a box inside Norrenberns, 10500 Tesshire Dr, St. Louis, MO 63123. If you want to contribute please drop food off there. If you want us to know
If you would like to join us and donate a can or two (or a bag)– the folks at Norrenbern’s Lumber and Hardware have been so gracious as to be the drop off pooint. It’s easy to get to– if you know where the back fields at Affton Athletic Association is, you’ve seen Norrenbern’s right across the street. It’s off of Tesson Ferry in Affton.
Drop Off Point for our Food Drive:
Norrenberns Lumber and Hardware
10500 Tesshire Dr. St. Louis, MO 63123
While you are at Norrenberns check out their shop. The next time you need wood of any type– remember them. They are a family-owned business and could not be nicer. Everyone there is willing to help you with a job, no matter how large or small.
Thanks to all who get on board with this project.
This project is in keeping with our motto, found on the “About Us” page of this website:
Remember: The last day for the Food Drive is Friday July 1 ,2020.