Calling all Foodies! This is the place to volunteer for hunger-related projects, OR to help feed volunteers at other projects.

Churches on the Street

We meet every Monday night at 6:00 pm (during the winter) and 6:30 pm during the spring/summer and help those homeless with food, clothing, blankets, toiletries, etc, encouragement, the Word and other practical resources.
We are a faith based non profit organization. A collaboration of Christian people who love God and believe according to His word that we're to help the poor, the lost and the hurting.
We help not only the homeless and the hurting who crosses our paths but our focus is also human trafficking rescue and restore education and disaster relief.
We represent many churches, denominations, races; The Kingdom.
We believe that the Word of God changes lives and through our own testimonies we're able to positively influence those we come in contact with on the streets.
We believe the great commission to go into all the world and preach the gospel and that includes our own backyard.
COTS is here to ignite people out of their church seats and into the streets helping those in need.
All are welcome!!
Contact Ralph Valdes at 618.251.0041 or Angela Valdes at 618.558.6433, Office 618.251.0039 or for more information.

When: Monday & Thursday Nights 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Where: MONDAY-- 1333 N. 6th St, St. Louis; THURSDAY--- Loretta Hall Park at N. 14th and Carr St, St. Louis.

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Ralph Valdes at 618.251.0041

Free Lunch Fridays

We cook and serve lunch every Friday at Immanuel United Methodist Church(Edwardsville)---come feed the hungry in our community! Individuals may sign up to serve, or groups may take responsibility for planning and preparing a meal. Everyone is welcome to eat lunch and fellowship!

When: Fridays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Immanuel United Methodist Church in Edwardsville, 800 North Main Street, Edwardsville, IL

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Main Street Community Center

Main Street Community Center is committed to providing a broad range of group and individual activities and services that respond to the needs and interests of the community, focusing on individuals aged 50+.

Volunteers are always needed at the Community Center to help deliver meals, to assist with maintenance and gardening, and to help at the front desk.

When: variable
Where: 1003 N. Main Street Edwardsville, IL 62025

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(618) 656-0300

Mobile Market

We unpack, sort and distribute food to the needy in Granite City on the first Tuesday of every month.

Those coming to volunteer will help unload and sort the pallets of food delivered by the St. Louis Foodbank and will help distribute it beginning at noon. Help is also needed to load up vans and trucks and go distribute food at the second location.

When: first Tuesday of every month, approx 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: 2542 E 25th St. Granite City(parking lot of Trinity United Methodist Church) AND Triangle Park on the Rock Road(West Granite)

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Pack a Sack – Twigs

DURING SCHOOL YEAR: On Thursday nights, we pack non-perishable food items which are sent home for the weekend with school children who are at risk of not having enough to eat. Drivers are also needed to deliver sacks to schools on Fridays during the school year.

When: Thursday evenings, Friday mornings during the school year
Where: Multiple locations: Brighton, Granite City, Hartford, Mt. Olive, South Roxana, Wood River,

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Project 612 – Edwardsville School District Lunch

Uneaten prepackaged food, destined for school cafeteria trash bins, is collected & distributed to the needy through local public aid agencies. We intend to minimize wasted cafeteria food by redirecting it to those in need.
Edwardsville school district parents are needed to help on select dates. Please contact via facebook.

Where: Edwardsville Schools

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Soup for the Soul

Serving food, prayer and spiritual support every Monday-Wednesday at the Community Hope Center in Cottage Hills

When: Monday-Wednesday, 10-1
Where: 1201 Hope Center Lane, Cottage Hills, IL

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(618) 259-0959