There are many ways to help AGAPE achieve our mission.
Volunteer your time.
Both the food pantry and AGAPE Thrift rely strongly on our volunteers. Most volunteers come one day per week to volunteer, but you are welcome to volunteer more or less than that as well.
At the food pantry, our volunteers help take clients shopping, sort and organize food, assist with unloading large deliveries and help with office work. We are also always looking for people who own a truck and are willing to pick up food from local stores.
At AGAPE Thrift, we use volunteers to receive donations, sort and tag items for sale and work as cashiers. We also have a number of volunteers who use their unique talents, such as upcycling, clockmaking, woodworking and more. If you have a special skill, let us know!
We work directly with our volunteers to find the right fit for each person. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering, please call us at 636-456-4645 or email Abby Lopez.
Join Operation Orange Bag.
Operation Orange Bag is based on a very simple concept–if everyone gave a little, we’d all have enough. An Operation Orange Bag team is made up of a leader and group members. Each person in the group receives a reusable orange bag to keep in their home. Each week, they put one or more food items in the bag. Every other month, the leader collects the bags and brings them in to AGAPE. It is a simple, yet very powerful concept. For more details, click here.
Become a collection site.
AGAPE runs several campaigns throughout the year that utilize community collection partners, including school supplies, Hearts for the Hungry and food drives. Joining us as a community collection partner helps us to broaden our reach for these campaigns. Any site can become a collection site.
Join a committee.
We have various opportunities for you to join a committee, the Gala for Giving, Drive Away Hunger Golf Tournament and the Hungry for Knowledge Trivia Night. These special events raise money for our programs and services. The more people we have on these committees, the more people in the community we can reach.
Host a food drive.
Hosting a food drive for AGAPE is a great way to ensure that our pantry shelves remain fully stocked. Any business, community group or individual can host a food drive. We can provide you with materials to help you promote your food drive as well.
Spread the word.
Help us by telling your own circle of influence about AGAPE.
If you are interested in learning more about any of these ways to get involved, please contact us at 636-456-4645. You can fill out a volunteer application by clicking here.. We also work with people who need to do community service hours. Click here to fill out a community service application. We would love to have you as a part of the AGAPE team!