St. Louis County officials announced last week that they are boosting a food distribution program to ensure residents are receiving the food they need during the coronavirus pandemic.
With funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the county is providing $800,000 to the St. Louis Area Food Bank, $1,435,000 to Operation Food Search and $925,000 to the Urban League.
“Many of our residents have been hit especially hard by this pandemic,” St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page wrote in a statement. “The pandemic created a public health crisis, a humanitarian crisis and an economic crisis. We are doing all we can to respond to the challenges and get our resources to those who need them the most.
This newly announced aid brings the county’s total issuance of CARES funding for food distribution during the pandemic to $9.7 million.