St. Louis Area Food Bank
The Dream Center is partnered with the St. Louis Area Food Bank where we are able to purchase pallets of food for pennies on the dollar. Twice a month we recieve a semi-truck full of food totaling an average weight of 10,000 pounds per truck load. The Food Bank provides an incredible flow of food that enables us to feed thousands of people in our community. The Dream Center is one of the top tiered distributers associated with the St. Louis Food Bank allowing for larger distributions and larger shipments of food. The Food Bank has donated a refrigerated food truck that we are able to drive to St. Louis once a month for a special pick up. They have also donated state of the art refrigerators enabling us to hold and distribute large amounts of fresh produce for our pantry.
Because of our relationship with the St. Louis Food Bank, we are also connected with some of our local stores including Carbondale Aldi and Walmart as well as Marion Sam’s Club. We are able to make weekly pickups to each of these stores providing an additional 1,850 pounds of food for distribution. We recieve the majority of our fresh produce from local stores which has allowed us to provide a new level of nutrition to those who attend the Dream Center.
The Dream Center is a privately owned non-profit organization. We rely on the support of those in our community to function and meet the need of those around us. We are so grateful for all the individuals, businesses and organizations in the area who have come along side to support us in fulfilling our call in Southern Illinois! We hope to continue to connect with new members of the community and will continue to impact those who are hurting in our area. To become a monthly or one-time partner, click on the donate button below.