Trinity Food Ministry
Over 40 years ago, responding to the need of those in the Central West End who were without food, Trinity began providing food assistance to our neighbors in need. Begun as a program which provided emergency food aid to those in need, Trinity how has a weekday food pantry which is open three days a weeks and a hot lunch program which serves a Sunday afternoon lunch. We receive financial support, donations of volunteer time, canned and boxed food, clothing, and fresh vegetables from numerous individuals, faith communities, and organizations who together, allow this ministry to continue.
Located one block from Delmar Blvd, the line of racial demarcation and segregation labeled “the Delmar Divide,” Trinity Church sits in a unique location. To its south, in the 28th ward, the Central West End thrives as a business and entertainment center for a diverse group of economically stable and growing people. To its north, in the 18th ward, the population continues to struggle with under- and un-employment, and deteriorating homes.
The Food Pantry is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:30 to 3 pm; Thursday, 4-5:30 pm. In 2015, we provided food for almost 9000 individuals. Over 2700 were under the age of 18 while almost 1400 were over the age of 62. Many of the patrons are the working poor. Some are homeless. Many are blended families; generations living together to share incomes and meet needs. There are no geographic or income limitations for this program. The Pantry offers a stop-gap to help make ends meet until the next paycheck, disability check, or Food Stamps are available.
Sunday Hot Lunch
Hot Lunch is every Sunday from 2 to 2:30 p.m. In 2015, we served 4000 meals . Those coming to the Hot Lunch are likely to live within the neighborhood although, many a re homeless, living on the streets or in shelters in downtown St. Louis. These meals are provided through partnerships with numerous Episcopal parishes and churches, and a synagogue, as well as secular organizations.
Donations are always needed and welcomed. If you would like to help, please send your check to Trinity Food Ministry, Trinity Episcopal Church, 600 N. Euclid St. Louis, MO 63108.
Barbi Click MTS, CRC
Manager, Trinity Food Ministry 817-312-4430 (cell)
Trinity Food Pantry
Tuesday - Wednesday 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Trinity Hot Lunch
Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
If you’re looking for an easy way to support the Trinity Food Ministry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve created an account with Amazon’s “Smile” program which gives a percentage of all qualified sales to a designated charity, in this case TFM.
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I select Trinity Episcopal Church when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select Trinity (search for Trinity Episcopal Church Saint Louis, MO—yes, spell out Saint. It’s picky, I guess.) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation for us!
How can I make purchases from the TFM Wishlist specifically?
Once you’ve selected Trinity as your charity of choice (you will only do this once—you don’t do that every time you shop), you’ll need to locate the Wishlist Barbi created:
Click “Account & Lists” on the far right at top of your page:
Scroll to the bottom of the page, and under "Lists" click “Wish Lists.”
Click “Your Friends” then enter Barbi’s email as shown and press Enter.
Easy! You’ll see the Wish List for Trinity Food Ministry, and you can not only shop for items that are needed, TFM will also receive a donation as a percentage of the total.
Will TFM only receive donations from shopping from the Wish List?
Nope! Any qualified purchase results in a donation! It doesn’t have to be related to TFM’s Wish List at all.
Thank you so much for your support!