Food / Nutrition / Breastfeeding
Feed My People
Feed My People is a Christian organization founded to provide emergency food to those in need. It has since expanded to include services such as long-term food help; budget, job, and legal counseling; housing assistance; newborn and school supplies; and others.
171 Kingston Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63125
Phone: (314) 631-4900
Fax: (314) 631-7930
3295 Ottomeyer Road
High Ridge, MO 63049
Phone: (636) 677-9885
Fax: (636) 677-8691
Food Stamp Program / Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Missouri’s Food Stamp Program is the state branch of the national Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP exists to promote the general welfare and safeguard the health and well-being of the nation’s population by raising the levels of nutrition among low income households.
Food Stamp Case Information: 1-800-392-1261
Fuel Up to Play 60
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today’s youth to lead healthier lives.
La Leche League International
The mission of La Leche League International is to help mothers worldwide breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
2415 Woodson Road
Overland, MO 63114
Phone: (314) 424-3900
957 N. Plum Grove Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (847) 519-7730 or 1-800-LALECHE (1-800-525-3243)
Customer Service: (847) 519-9585
Fax: (847) 969-0460
Operation Food Search
Operation Food Search is a St. Louis area food bank that distributes food free of charge to feed the poor and hungry.
6282 Olive Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 726-5355
Fax: (314) 726-9945
St. Louis Area Foodbank
The St. Louis Area Foodbank is the Bi-State region’s largest non-profit food distribution center dedicated to feeding those in need and educating the public about the nature of and solutions to the problems of hunger.
70 Corporate Woods Drive
Bridgeton, MO 63044
Phone: (314) 292-6262
Fax: (314) 292-6266
Women, Infants, and Children
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program which provides services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to their fifth birthday based on nutritional risk and income eligibility. The primary services provided are health screening, risk assessment, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion, and referrals to health care. Supplemental food is provided at no cost to participants. Application for WIC must be made in person at a local WIC office.
Phone: 1-800-TEL-LINK (1-800-835-5465)
WIC and Nutrition Services
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Phone: (573) 751-6204 or 1-800-392-8209
Fax: (573) 526-1470
WIC Eligibility Requirements
Find a Missouri WIC location: http://gis.dhss.mo.gov/Website/WIClocations/findWIClocations.html
Missouri website: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/index.php
National website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/women-infants-and-children-wic
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