Mobile Food Pantry Comes to Rock Road Transit Center on April 19
St. Louis Area Foodbank program will visit the third Monday of the month
Metro Transit is teaming up with St. Louis Area Foodbank to address food insecurity in the region. Over the next year, the St. Louis Area Foodbank will bring its Food on the Move mobile pantry to the Rock Road Transit Center on the third Monday of each month, beginning on Monday, April 19.
The mobile pantry will be available from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Park-Ride lot at the Rock Road Transit Center on these Mondays, allowing transit riders, area residents, and visitors to receive healthy food for themselves and their families, free of charge. The Rock Road Transit Center is located at 7001 St. Charles Rock Road in Pagedale.
“The goal of the Food on the Move Program is to provide nutritious food options for families that have limited access to healthy food and resources. We want to meet residents where they are on a regular basis and eliminate the transportation barriers that lead to food insecurity,” said Meredith Knopp, President and CEO of St. Louis Area Foodbank. “The Rock Road Transit Center is a perfect location and lets us easily serve transit riders and the surrounding community, where healthy food isn’t always easy to find.”
The Food on the Move mobile pantry is equipped with three refrigerators and can provide fresh and shelf-stable food items. The pantry is accessible by both ramps and stairs. Health guidelines to help protect visitors from potential exposure to COVID-19 will be followed, including providing hand sanitizer, frequent cleanings, and monitoring social distancing.
For more information about the Food on The Move program, visit stlfoodbank.org/foodonthemove/.