Each year, philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein sets aside $1 million to be distributed among hunger-fighting organizations. The total value of all donations of funds and food received toward the Challenge, which runs from March 1 to April 30, is submitted to the Feinstein Foundation. The totals from participating agencies are compared, and each receives a proportionate share of the million dollars. Simply put, the more donations The Bridge receives during the two-month time period, the greater our share of the million dollars!
It’s always a great time to donate to The Bridge. We currently serve 3000+ meals each week to people in St. Louis who are homeless and hungry. We also provide day shelter and supportive social services. During the Feinstein Challenge, however, your gift goes even further! A check in any amount is welcome. Please make it payable to The Bridge, write Feinstein Challenge in the memo line, and mail it to 1610 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. (If you choose to donate online, please send an email to [email protected] with your name, check number and amount of your contribution so that it can be credited toward the Challenge.) If you prefer to donate food, please consider the following items that are currently in short supply in the kitchen: cooking oils, sugar, coffee creamer, dry beans and canned vegetables, oatmeal, grits and rice. You may drop these by The Bridge anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and before 2:00 p.m. on Friday. If you organize a food drive and have more items than you can transport, call Debra at 314-421-3136, ext. 107 and we’ll arrange a pick-up.
Thank you for accepting the Challenge. There are a lot of hungry people in St. Louis, and we really appreciate your help in providing meals for them.