Circle of Concern Food Pantry Is at Severely Low Levels
FOOD PANTRY AT SEVERELY LOW LEVELS
Circle Of Concern asks our community to help refill nearly
empty pantry shelves.
Pantry shelves at Circle Of Concern are at their lowest
level so far this year. “Although we know that summer and early fall are historically times when donations are lower,” said Charlene Buckley, Circle’s Executive Director, “this year’s record-breaking demand has dramatically outstripped supply. And we don’t see that demand ending anytime soon.”
In fact, in the first six months of 2012, the requests for
the services that Circle provides is up more than 14 % and since 2008, demand has more than doubled. In August alone, more than 2593 people were fed.
“Our community has been extremely generous over the years and we’re confident they will help us over this shortfall,” said Sada Lindsey, Pantry Director. “We are extremely grateful for all of their support.”
The community may donate funds, food or personal care items Monday - Friday 9 am- 3pm at 112 St. Louis Avenue in Valley Park. Financial contributions are appreciated, and
can be mailed to PO Box 444, Valley Park, MO 63088 or to donate online go to:
Please call Chris Pallozola at 636.861.2623 for questions
about financial contributions.
Circle Of Concern feeds the hungry and provides long-term
and emergency assistance to low-income families living in western St. Louis County. We create opportunities for needy families to re-establish themselvesas productive members in our community. www.circleofconcern.org