Our mission is to serve individuals and families who experience food insecurity in University City and surrounding neighborhoods. By offering food, personal care items, gently used clothing, hope and friendship, we will strengthen these individuals and the communities in which we live.
The Winger Food Pantry is open at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The pantry is closed the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, the Wednesday after Christmas, and any Wednesday that the University City School District is closed for in-person learning because of winter weather.
Clients who are fully vaccinated or are symptom free and have had no known contact with a person with COVID-19 for 7 days may enter the building. Please enter the building at ground level on the Kingsland Avenue side of the building, near the Winger Food Pantry sign.
All are welcome. You do not need a referral. You must be 18 or older to receive food. You may receive food only once per calendar month. Only one client per family or per address may register. Please bring your photo ID for client check in.
You will receive bags of non-perishable food items and will be able to select perishable food items, personal care products and used clothing.
The food provided comes from a variety of sources. The bulk of the food is provided from donations from Trinity Presbyterian Church members and others in the community. Bread is donated by Panera Bread Company. We also receive meat, fresh vegetables and dairy from Operation Food Search. In addition, we get donations of fresh produce from Fair Shares.
We receive Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) boxes through another partner, St. Louis Area Foodbank. These boxes provide staples to income-eligible seniors once a month. If you are interested in CSFP, please speak to one of the volunteers so you can be verified and added to the waiting list.
The Winger Food Pantry also offers lightly-used clothing which is available free of charge.
All of the people who work to provide this food are volunteers. This includes the people who buy the food, pick up donated food, pack the food, and those who help to hand out the food. If you are interested in supporting the Winger Food Pantry through donations or by volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Trinity Presbyterian Church.
The Winger Food Pantry Morning Routine