The Arnold Food Pantry, currently at 25 Village Plaza, is within $60,000 of its fundraising needs to renovate its newly purchased building at 2024 Key West Drive.
The pantry feeds morethan 150 families a week from Arnold, Imperial and unincorporated Fenton.
The 30-year-old non-profit is the largest non-denominational food distribution center in the St. Louis area that receives no governmental help, said a news release from the Arnold Chamber of Commerce.
The pantry said, during a June 1 presentation, it hoped to raise $450,000 for the new building and its renovations.
If it raises another $60,000 the pantry will can concentrate on feeding the hungry instead of paying bank debt, the news release said.
The Arnold Jaycees donated $5,000 to the pantry and promised to hold a golf tournament fund-raising project this fall, the news release said.
The St. Louis Building Trades Unions pledged or donated thousands of dollars in money and man-hours to help defray the cost of the renovations.
Local business leader Warren Sign donated all the outdoor signage needed for the Arnold Food Pantry's new building.
For more information or to support the Arnold Food Pantry go to WeFeedtheHungry.org or call 636-467-5959.