In the single week since Julianna launched #FeedTheStudents in partnership with the St Louis Area Foodbank, more than 4,500 supportive people from around the world have donated over $154,000 to feed the students of Ferguson.
Thank you, everyone. Without your outstanding generosity and willingness to spread the word, none of this would have been possible. With your help, the foodbank has already delivered more than 14,000 pounds of food to kids families in Ferguson.
An update from the foodbank:
“It has been amazing to see the work being done in the Ferguson community to make sure that kids and families that are in need of food assistance are getting the help they need.
We were thrilled to see that the Ferguson-Florissant school district made the decision to provide lunch for students this week.
At the Foodbank, we have been concentrating our efforts on providing food assistance to the United Way of Greater St. Louis’ Community Resource Drop-In Center at the Dellwood Recreation Center (10266 W. Florissant Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63136). To date, we have delivered more than 14,000 pounds of food to be distributed to kids and families affected by the unrest in Ferguson.
On Saturday, August 23 and into the early part of the next week, we are using our Foodbank trucks to pick up donations of food, personal care items, school supplies and cleaning supplies from area businesses that will be delivered directly to the Community Resource Drop-In Center.
On Monday, August 25 we are scheduled to receive the first shipment of cereal that will be distributed among our partner agencies that serve Ferguson and the surrounding communities.
More food should be arriving later in the week. Using the funds raised by this Fundly campaign, we will be providing more food to help ensure that students in the Ferguson/Florissant school district and their families will not have to choose between paying for food and other basic necessities as the town rebuilds and recovers.
This Fundly campaign has ended, but if you would like to contribute to the Ferguson Fund, please visit the United Way of Greater St. Louis website.
If you would like to support the St. Louis Area Foodbank’s mission of feeding hungry people throughout the bi-state region, please visit our donation page. If you would like the donation to go specifically to our efforts in Ferguson and the surrounding areas of North St. Louis County, please put “Ferguson” in the comments section.”
Again, thank you. It’s been both humbling and an honor to update this page as the campaign progressed. Each of you has helped change the world for the better.