Town and Country ( KTVI )- Ever wonder what happens to all that leftover food when grocery stores and bakeries close up for the day? Well, St. Louis Food Rescue picks up this food and delivers it to homeless shelters and food pantries.
The organization is strictly run by young people and teenagers. Produce, baked goods, dairy products, and dented cans are items that they receive on a daily basis, and on average.
Nate Noss is a graduate of Lafayette High School in St. Louis. On average Nate collects nearly 5,000 pounds of food per week and has fed over 300,000 people to date through his non-profit St. Louis Food Rescue. Including 300 homeless that stat at the New Evangelistic Center, women and children in the transition at O'Fallon Salvation Army and help stock thousands of food pantries . The organization traces its roots to 2006 when an 11 year old boy decided to volunteer at his local food pantry. At age 15 Nate Noss , after putting in well over 100 hours per year, Nate chose to go beyond volunteering his time. He contacted local grocery stores to see if they would be willing to donate food to his food pantry. After much rejection, many stores decided to give him a chance and now donate to on a weekly basis. The amount of food that they donated surpassed everyone’s expectations.
Did you know that 1 in 8 people in the Greater Saint Louis area depend on food pantries, homeless shelters, etc. for daily meals? St. Louis Food Rescue is dedicated to alleviating hunger in our community by saving provisions that would have been discarded from local food retailers and immediately delivering them to the various organizations every week.
St. Louis Food Rescue wants to inspire young people, allocating all leadership opportunities to teenagers and making community service a part of their lives. St. Louis Food Rescue is 100% teenage volunteer run, operating mostly on the weekends and evenings when mainstream collection agencies are closed. They are always looking for volunteers. For more information on how you can help serve contact :
Founder St. Louis Food Rescue