Beck sponsors food drive for Affton Christian Food Pantry


Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, presents a legislative commendation to retired Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson in June 2018.

Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, will sponsor a food drive at multiple locations to benefit the Affton Christian Food Pantry from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

Donations will be accepted at the Affton Fire  District, 9282 Gravois Road, and the Shop ’n Save parking lot at 5780 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

The Affton Christian Food Pantry saw a 20-percent increase in residents needing help with food and other daily items this past year alone, organizers said. Nationwide, Missouri ranks seventh in the nation in food insecurity, and 1.2 million Missourians visited a food bank in 2014.

Organizers are asking for people to bring:

Canned beans, dry beans, rice, soup, mixed vegetables, mac and cheese, peanut butter and tuna

Meal supplements: Stovetop/Hamburger and Tuna Helper/Rice-A-Roni/Lipton mixes, et cetera)

Personal care items: soap, shampoo, toothpaste, detergent, toilet paper, baby diapers, adult diapers and wipes.

Monetary donations are also always welcome.