We have ONE MILLION Reasons to Donate Today!
ONE MILLION FREE MEALS to be given away within the next month ... but we need your help to make it happen.
When Jay Peters, founder of Apage Inventory Donation (AID), was notified just a few weeks ago that there was a large surplus of disaster relief packaged meals quickly nearing their shelf expiration date if the organizations couldn't get them to those in need very quickly, he stepped in to offer AID assistance. The non-profit organization immediately started transporting countless tractor-trailers full of boxed food kits from Florida to their St. Louis warehouses in order to distribute the meals to non-profits, missions and pantries throughout the Midwest and nationwide.
AID made a commitment to ensure every last meal makes i tto someone in need. However, the warehousing and shipping costs required to get the one million meals in the hands of the hungry has created a challenge. The distribution deadline is fast approaching and many of the organizations in need of the meals have little or no funding to cover the costs.
Therefore, the ONE MILLION MEALS crowdfunding campaign has been created to give caring people, like YOU, the opportunity to be a part of making a difference in our communities by helping cover the $150,000 transportation and warehouse costs required to distribute one million meals to those in need.
It costs approximately $100 a pallet (700 meals) or $2,000 a truck load (20K meals) to ship them to those in need which makes every dollar you donate count.
These meals will greatly impact hundreds of organizations across the US as well as countless nonprofits in the local region such as the Jackie Joyner Kersee Foundation (East St. Louis), Hope Food Pantry (Columbia, IL), Urban K-Life (St. Louis), and Community Hope Center (Cottage Hills, IL). Jubilee Church off North Grand was also a recipient of thousands of meals which they generously distributed to additional organizations across St. Louis.
Help us make sure NO ONE goes hungry in your community by making a donation today! #MillionMeals
EMPLOYER MATCH!!! Ask your employer to match your TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation! Agape Inventory Donation, a 501(c)(3) organization with Tax ID # Project name: One Million Meals Mailing Address: 1505 Fenpark Dr, Fenton, MO 63026
Apage Inventory Donation (AID) was formed with the mission to repurpose or redistribute unused inventory from corporations, organizations and individuals to help the ill, needy or children. Their efforts save money, reduce waste, increase non-profit effectiveness, and stimulate business as well as impact those that need it most.
Whether it’s 100,000 blankets being shipped to an organization in Greece to provide warmth for refugees getting off the boat or donating nonperishable goods to nonprofits in third-world countries for their micro-enterprise programs or innumerable boxes of perishable food being given to those who need it the most, A.I.D. is committed to impacting the world through reaching out and giving back.
For more information visit: www.AgapeDonate.org
If you would rather pay by check:
Make Checks payable to: Agape Inventory Donation - Please note in the memo field: One Million Meals Project Mailing Address: 1505 Fenpark Dr, Fenton, MO 63026
Also join us for ... The M.A.D. PACKING PARTY!
Many of the exterior shipping boxes were damaged during the storage and transportation of the meals. Therefore, AID is also having a M.A.D. (make a difference) Packing Party by asking 100 volunteers from across the St. Louis Metro to come to our warehouse to repackage the goods before shipping to the organizations in need. This not only ensures safe arrival of the food, but also reduces the cost of shipping as reorganizing the kits will use the pallet space more efficiently.
Event Registration Information:
Saturday, March 10th 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 1780 Beltway in Overland, Missouri M.A.D. Packing Party: https://madpackingparty.eventbrite.com
All volunteers must register to the event. Ages 12 and up only.
This is truly one of the biggest efforts our community has spearheaded to fight poverty in our own backyard. According to Mission: St. Louis, 1 in 3 people in St. Louis live in poverty and Missourians To End Poverty’s 2016 Report listed Missouri as having the seventh highest food insecurity rate in the country, with 16.8% classified as food insecure. This effort will ensure that hundreds of food banks will have ample supply for the over 1,000,000 people served this year.