In 1967 a group of west St. Louis County churches joined forces to help their neighbors in need. It was then that Circle Of Concern Food Pantry was born.
Today, Circle’s mission remains the same: to feed the hungry and provide assistance to low income families living in west St. Louis County.
Circle’s largest program is its client choice food pantry. The pantry offers a variety of fresh, wholesome foods [milk, eggs, cheese, fruits, vegetables and frozen meats] along with canned and boxed foods.
Eligible families shop in the pantry, choosing foods that meet their cultural and dietary needs. For many of Circle’s clients, food is the most immediate need.
However, feeding families is just the beginning. Circle also provides emergency financial assistance to help families avoid a utility shut-off or eviction. Additionally, Circle helps to strengthen households through kids programs, career mentoring and educational scholarships. Circle closes out each year with a Thanksgiving Basket event and a Holiday Adoption program ensuring that over 500 area families have a meaningful holiday season.
Circle helps families on their journey toward stability. This work is made possible with the help of a generous community and more than 300 active volunteers. To learn more about making a donation, the upcoming Trivia Night or Golf Tournament, or other volunteer opportunities, visit www.circleofconcern.org or call (636) 861-2623.
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