ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Several St. Louis labor unions are stepping up to ensure St. Louisans struggling during the pandemic aren’t going hungry.

St. Louis Area Foodbank has seen a 46% increase in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization has handed out 40 million meals since March, going from serving about 3 million meals a month to more than 5 million every month.

"Just like COVID doesn't know a zip code or demographic or urban versus rural the need for our food is cutting across all lines. We're seeing it all across our service territory, which encompasses a wide array of communities and everyone is struggling,” said Meredith Knopp with St. Louis Area Foodbank.

As part of the drive, food can be dropped off to union volunteers on Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at five different locations across the area. The St. Louis Labor and Building Trades Councils, along with area’s Labor Clubs, the United Way and the Greater St. Louis Boy Scout Council will then distribute the donated food to local food banks.

Below is a list of locations participating in the drive:

  • St. Louis Labor Council
    3301 Hollenberg Dr.
    Bridgeton, MO 63044

  • IBEW Local 1
    2340 59th St,
    St. Louis, MO 63110

  • Laborers Local 110
    4532 S Lindbergh
    St. Louis, MO 63127

  • CWA Local 6300
    2558 Grissom
    St. Louis, MO 63146

  • Tri-County Labor Club
    #10 Droste Square
    (Behind bowling alley)
    St Charles, MO 63301

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