St. Louis County Boosts Food Distribution During Pandemic

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (January 28, 2021) St. Louis County is boosting its Food Distribution Program to ensure vulnerable residents receive vital assistance during the pandemic.

With funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the County is providing an additional $3.16 million in food relief to three organizations for distribution:

St. Louis Area Food Bank $ 800,000.00
Operation Food Search $ 1,435,000.00
Urban League $ 925,000.00

 

“Many of our residents have been hit especially hard by this pandemic,” St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page said. “The pandemic created a public health crisis, a humanitarian crisis and an economic crisis. We are doing all we can to respond to the challenges and get our resources to those who need them the most.”

The Food Distribution Program is administered by the St. Louis County Department of Human Services. The additional aid brings the County’s total issuance of CARES funding for food distribution during the pandemic to $9.7 million.