Affton Christian Food Pantry
The Affton Christian Food Pantry, with support of its 17 member churches, works to feed hundreds of families in the Affton area. Our congregation staffs the pantry on the first and third Monday of every month, from 12-2 PM. Let us know if you would like to come volunteer!
You can also help by donating money or food. Click here to go directly to the food pantry’s page for online giving. Check the food pantry’s website for the most current requests.
Various mission projects
We did a reverse Advent calendar, donating an item of food each day of Advent. We donated 200 food items and $120 to the Affton Christian Food Pantry.
During the year, we collected money each month from those having a birthday or for those birthdays the congregation wanted to celebrate. In December, the total amount collected ($250) was donated to Sweet Celebrations in honor of the birth of Jesus. This organization hosts birthday parties for unhoused children.
October 16 was World Hunger Day. We collected $120 and a couple dozen food items for the Affton Christian Food Pantry.
Sunday December 5 we collected $225 to buy gift cards for The Affton Family Fund’s annual Holiday Wish List. Thanks to the congregation for supporting the students in the Affton School District again.
November 21 we ended collecting baking items for the Affton Christian Food Pantry. Below are the wonderful results:
Sunday October 10th will be Saucy Sunday; join in collecting condiments for the Affton Christian Food Pantry. Thanks to everyone we collected 100 items.
Unless you are planning a trip to Worcestershire come ketchup with all the congregation and let it be known that you can still cut the mustard. Or you may(o) relish some salsa dancing or go to a bar(b-que) after church and have a hot (sauce) time. There are at least 57 (Heinz) reasons to donate to the Affton Christian Food Pantry. So, please don’t be a Tartar and help us make this an A1 event.
International Institute Donation for Afghan Refugees
We contributed our excess cookware, flatware, glasses, and miscellaneous kitchen items to them. It was inspiring to see how the community has rallied around this effort. Also, very heartening was seeing our 2020 Affton High School scholarship winner (Fahima Band Ali) take an active community role. Having come from Afghanistan four years ago herself, she set up a go-fund-me for them and led a talk at Webster University on what our new residents will need.