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Table of Contents

2015 - Manna March
2015 - Construction Projects
2015 - Back to School
2015 - Volunteer Lunch
2015 - Food Pantry Chef Challenge
2015 - Baskets For Kids
2014 - The Year in Review
Bringing Fashion into Action
Back To School Parent's Night Out
Picnic for the Clients in Parkside Apartments
Feed My People Food Drive
Nation Hunger Awareness Day Chef Food Pantry Challenge
Trivia Night 2014
 
 
2015 - Manna March

2015 - Construction Projects

2015 - Back to School

2015 Volunteer Lunch


Three Cheers for our Chefs!!

The second annual Food Pantry Chef Challenge once again proved that the best Chefs in St. Louis are up to a challenge.  This year six top chefs gave it their all and provided a wonderful evening for those in attendance. Executive Chef John Johnson & Pastry Chef Stefan Shubert from River City Casino and Hotel represented our host venue.  Executive Chef Brian Hale, form Jax CafĂ© in Benton Park, Chef Jimmy Hippchen from Ernesto's Wine Bar, also in Benton Park, Ben Abel from McArthur's Bakery and Executive Chef Larry Dann from Orlando Gardens rounded out the competition.  All these talented Chefs donated their time and talents to our event and we could not be more grateful.  This years' Feed My People Chef of the Year was Larry Dann from Orlando's and Pastry Chef of the Year went to Ben Abel, from McArthur's Bakery.  Congrats to our winners and all of our participating Chefs.

Attendees enjoyed cocktail hour, a presentation of the "I AM FEED MY PEOPLE" video, introductions of the Chefs with video footage from their restaurants and interviews with co-host Trish Gazal from 102.5FM and a preview of the upcoming "Bring Fashion Into Action: Home For the Holidays" Feed My People's Fall & Holiday Fashion Show, November 15.

Host Roy Wunsch, Manager of Feed My People's Special Events, mentioned that audience members and chefs alike had a great time and looking forward to participating in any way possible again in the future.  Be sure to look for upcoming information about our 2016 Food Pantry Chef Challenge.


Baskets For Kids

March 2015

 

A special thanks to Chris and Alan from "Over the Road Camping Club" for organizing the 4th annual "Easter Baskets for Kids"  Fund-raisers.

Easter Baskets, food supplies, personal care items, and money was collected for Feed My People.  And this will go a long way to help many familes.   A job well done!

 


Bringing Fashion into Action

The Runway, Was A Run A Way Success!!!

Our 3rd annual, Bringing Fashion Into Action was a major success.  Roy Wunsch, the Manager of Special Events & Thrift Stores, along with his team did not fail to disappoint, with scene after scene of unforgettable re-imagined fashions from our Thrifty Hanger Thrift Stores.  In addition to the fashions, Feed My People honored seven deserving Unsung Heroes for their service and commitment to Feed My People.

Feed My People was honored to host this year's event at the beautiful Event Center at River City Casino & Hotel.  More than 500 people enjoyed a program, luncheon and the presentation of the Carol & John DeGuire Humanitarian Award to St. Luke's United Methodist Church.

As if this wasn't enough, the Patriotic finale included gospel star Marvin Matthews, accompanied by the Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis Choir, Washington Middle School Symphonic Band, and a very special performance by the American Chamber Chorale.

Volunteer models, scenic images and incredible music made the event exciting from start to finish.  We are already looking forward to next year and thank all those who attended for helping us grown this event to one of the most highly anticipated events in South St. Louis.

  


 Back To School Parent's Night Out

We had approximately 30 kids who participated.  They got to make various crafts, have dinner, and they all received a brand new back pack filled with school supplies, while their parents were able to shop.  A big thanks to the Kawanis Club of South County, who sponsored this event. 

 


Picnic for the Clients in Parkside Apartments

A fun day had by all...with bbq, face painting, bingo, horseshoe's and a visit from the Lemay Fire Department. And a special big thanks to Sertoma, who helped co-sponsor this, and for all their help!

 

 


Feed My People Food Drive

Where we collected over 3,000 pounds of much needed food for the summer.  Thanks April Norton Gunther and Harry Gunther for heading this up!  Job well done !!!

 


Nation Hunger Awareness Day Chef Food Pantry Challenge

A Culinary Triumph

If you made it to the National Hunger Awareness Day Chef Food Pantry Challenge on June 5th, you know we were treated to an amazing event and wonderful food.  We want to thank all who attended.  Thanks to your purchase of tickets/tables, we raised about $15,000 to benefit the food pantries and help centers of Feed My People.  A special thanks to our presenting sponsors, Kenrick's Meats & Catering and River City Casino & Hotel.  We also need to thank our wonderful chefs for donating their time and talent.   To Chef Joe Suegrim of Orlando Banquets, Chef Andy White from Schlafly Brewing Co. and Executive Chef John Johnson of River City Casino & Hotel a heartfelt thanks.  Guests were treated to a friendly chef competition, success stories of FMP and a mini fashion show previewing the Fall FMP Fashion Show November 8th.  We hope you'll join us next year for our second annual Chef Challenge.


Trivia Night 2014

Trivia Night 2014