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Food Assistance

Food Pantries

foodpantry1The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis operates three Food Pantries in the Urban League’s St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Clair County offices. The Urban League is a member of the St. Louis Area Food Bank and Operation Food Search, which allows the Urban League to purchase food at little or no cost for distribution to families in need.

Eligibility: Individuals seeking food assistance must be 18 years of age or older and have a picture ID.

Food distribution is limited to once per month.

St. Louis City Division
935 Vandeventer Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Contact: Hosea Jackson
(314) 615-3654

St. Louis County Division
8960 Jennings Station Road
St. Louis, MO 63136
Contact: Quenesha Catron,
(314) 388-9840

St. Clair County Division
10220 Lincoln Trail
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
East St. Louis, IL 62201
Hours of Operation: Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Contact: Antionette Newsome
(618) 274-1150

Contributions are made possible by several organizations including: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); Emergency Food and Shelter Program; The St. Louis Area Food Bank; Operation Food Search; East St. Louis Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity; Cargill AG Horizon Corporation of East St. Louis; St. Louis Bread Company; and many others.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.




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